Texture Tuesday

Wow!  I’m really rusty!  It’s been so long since I’ve posted.  But, I thought I’d give it a shot today.
Just like with everyone else….real life takes over and the blog comes in second!

I had some surgery and put my camera on the shelf for a bit.  Then we were blessed with our first grandchild!
We took several trips too.  It’s been quite a summer!

I’m not sure I can keep up with two blogs, taking classes and community work.
I think my blogging will be sporadic at best!  But I want to improve my photography skills, so hopefully
you’ll see some of those efforts from time to time here…

Thanks for checking in!

Judy

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.    ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nikon D300, Lens: Sigma 18-250, ISO-200, f/6.3, PSE 11, Kim Klassen’s Paper Stained Texture on Multiply @78%.

Ten Truths

Ten Truths about Me….

Not exactly my most fun thing to do!
But here we go~

Lake Michigan on a lovely sunny day in March.

Lake Michigan at Holland, on a lovely sunny day in March.

1. I love to be by, in or on the water.
2. My heart is with my family.
3. Sunshine makes me smile.
4. I love improving my photography skills.
5. I’m hooked on animals!
6. I love different kinds of typography.
7.  Travel!
8. I make multimedia journals.
9. Swimming, skiing and snowshoeing are my favorite sports.
10. I can’t stay away from sweets!

Photo info: Nikon D300, Lens: 8-250mm, ISO250, f/13, 1/1250
Post process: PSE 11, Kim Klassen texture Minus43/Multiply @57% opacity.

Thanks for stopping by!   Judy
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Texture Tuesday

Guidelines for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday this week:

*Use an image of our own with one of Kim’s Downton series textures.

Allium

Allium

Info: Nikon D300, Sigma 70mm macro lens
ISO400, 1/125, f/9
Texture: KK Downton Mary @51% opacity

If you want to try textures, Kim Klassen makes her own and gives some
away for free.  Sign up to receive them! She’s also gearing up for some new classes
for PhotoShop Elements 11, CS6, Lightroom 4, and more.  Check out her site:
Kim Klassen’s Cafe to find out more information!

Thanks for taking the time to view the new skills I’m learning!
I appreciate your “likes” and comments.  They really encourage me!

Judy

All text and images are copyright © 2002-2013 and are the exclusive property of Judy Johnson (unless otherwise indicated). All Rights Reserved. All Images are protected under United States and International copyright laws. None of the images on this site are in the Public Domain.

Day 8: Beyond Layers: “Start to Finish”

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

If Mr. Holmes is correct, then my mind must be larger by INCHES this week! 😉
I learned many new steps and skills with PhotoShop Elements.  My mind was whirling.  (and growing, apparently!)

Now….if I can just retain these new concepts!

 

Blush rose.

Blush rose.

Info: Nikon D300, 105mm macro lens, ISO 200, f/3.2, 1/100
Texture: KK Revolution on Overlay @48% opacity.
Paint brush @90% to deepen lower part of image.
KK Vintage gradient in custom.

Kim Klassen’s Beyond Layers online class.  Textures and gradient are Kim Klassen designs.

Thank you for taking a peek!

Judy
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Assignment: Day 6~Time Capsule

Earlier this week, I told you I’d be taking photos of parts of my daily life for my Time Capsule.
As I said then: we often concentrate on capturing special moments like birthdays, trips, celebrations, etc.
Those are fine, but it’s fun to catch the every-day routines in your lives, once in awhile too, especially if you
have children, parents, grandparents, siblings or pets living with you.

It’s interesting to take a look at your Time Capsules a few years from now and see what changes occurred.
Perhaps you changed your hairstyle,  your children have grown up,  you’ve added a new pet, or you
moved to a new home.

“When you look back everything is different, but while you’re living your everyday life, it seems
as if nothing is changing.”  Unknown

Here, then, is a tiny capsule of my everyday life.

TIME CAPSULE

everyday events

My story:Top row, photo #1:
I make multimedia journals
Photo #2: always someplace to go in the car!
Photo #3: working on the computer

Bottom row: photo #1: my husband and his daily wine
Photo #2: I love to read my Kindle
Photo #3: currently painting two large hutches inside and out… 

Thanks for viewing my Time Capsule! (story board template is from Kim Klassen)

Maybe you’ll make your own!

Judy

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Assignment Day 5: Time Capsules

Time Capsules.   Capturing ordinary blocks of time in our life.

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.”  ~Mike Murdock

My assignment for the next two days is to take photos of the ordinary daily routines around my home.

Too often we get caught up in capturing special moments like trips, birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions, 

but our lives revolve around the simple things, our every-day routines.  How nice to stop, once in awhile, and capture those 

moments.  If you have children, pets, parents or grandparents, living with you~then those kinds of ordinary moments will be very

special in the future as you look at the growth of children, pets, or cherish the memory of those who have passed away.

Thursday we will learn to make a Time Capsule, and I’ll post it.  (MAYBE!!)   Just kidding!

Daily routine: checking the amount of snow on the sidewalk, and looking for deer.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A part of my daily routine:
Checking through the window for the amount of snow that fell on the sidewalk overnight,
and looking for deer!  (iPhone/Instagram)

Thanks for visiting!
Come back on Thursday!

Judy

All text and images are copyright © 2002-2013 and are the exclusive property of Judy Johnson (unless otherwise indicated). All Rights Reserved.
All Images are protected under United States and International copyright laws. None of the images on this site are in the Public Domain.

Texture Tuesday….except it’s Wednesday!

“Texture Tuesday” is a time that Kim Klassen’s followers can use the new, free texture she gave us, try it in a photo and link it back to her site.

I’m not sure I can handle all the technology it takes to do the linking….but I’m willing to try!  

After all, I DID get her “Cafe Button” to show up
on my page!  

My photo, using Kim’s “minus43” texture at a 38% opacity….

 

 

Door lock on a New York City Cathedral.

Door lock on a New York City Cathedral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Camera: Nikon D300, 1/10 sec, ISO 500, f/3.7
The photo was fairly dark, so I changed it to B&W, 
lightened it a bit, then added the “minus43” texture in Overlay @38% opacity.

 

Join Kim’s blog and get free textures too!

Thanks for browsing…..

Judy