The solar eclipse we had recently felt very powerful to me. I feel like it was trying to relay with it’s energy for us to pay attention. It seems like the eclipse started a wave of natural disasters and other things happening that we should take a serious look at. I think we are needing to take a look at our humanity, the way we treat others and our earth. I don’t think there’s any question that our earth is angry right now, but many of us are not paying attention. It’s time….
Here are the latest in my daily painting challenge. Numbers 17 & 18 I have been working on for a while, but I think I finally finished them. Also had a hard time photographing #17 so I will need to go get it scanned. Number 18 is a large version of a small 6″x12″ painting I had done several months back. I really liked it so I wanted to try a larger version of it. I am not as happy with the large version for some reason.
Numbers 20, 21 & 22 I did while on a trip to the beach. I did not want to take my paints down there so I took my Aquatone Watercolor sticks. I love those things! I did have to play with them and did several versions before I ended up with these three. They were fun!
Well, 8 more paintings to go!!! I guess I should make a trip to the studio…
Ok, so everyone is doing it!!! I had to too!!! How could I let the Super Moon pass me by without getting a photo! I have photographed the moon before several times, but it’s always a challenge. Here it it, from in between cloud cover. May take another one later when the moon is more “white”.
I was in Wyoming a couple of weeks ago, with a gorgeous full moon. The view was breathtaking, and there was no way I could capture it in a photo, but I tried. Also my attempt at a star trail shot (not a very good one!)
Here’s a few of my night shots.
For more of my Wyoming photos, check out my Facebook Page!
I realized a couple of days ago that I forgot to take a look at my lightning photos from a few weeks ago. I was quite disappointed in most of them, but I guess it’s all about the learning process. This I think is the best one out of the bunch. My problem with most of them was that they were out of focus! (Grrr) Oh well, I will work at it next time.
Today I had the urge to play with my camera. I thought I would take photos at both extremes of the apertures! I like the different effects you get from both ends. Love the star burst shape from the f/22, and the bokeh from the f/1.4. Here’s what I got! (And thank you to my hubby for posing for me!!!) 🙂
I thought I would post a few of my favorite photos from my road trip. I drove to Wyoming from Texas with my daughter, and had a great time. We had a blast playing with the photo apps on my Evo phone! Even the boring scenery was made fun with the apps! Our favorite to use I think was Vignette. We had so much fun making everything look “mini” with the tilt-shift feature!
If you want to see the rest of my trip photos, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, check out my Facebook page!
I always find challenging photos the most fun. It’s almost like, I want to see if I can get it. I love photographing the moon, and there were plenty of clouds so I had to wait till there was a break. I amazingly only took 20 photos to get this one (the clouds were moving fast!). I don’t know if I could have gotten any more detail in the moon without loosing the clouds. I am pretty happy with it.
Well, I am ready for the eclipse tonight. I went out to get a few test shots, got my tripod set up, now if I can only wake up in the middle of the night! I got this shot of the moon behind the tree. Love it! It looks spooky.
I went on a photo walk last night organized by Austin photographer Alex Suarez (thanks Alex!). There really didn’t seem to be much as far as Christmas lights, but I managed to find some things to photograph. By the way, what’s up with no Christmas lights over Congress Avenue, Austin??
Here are my favorite photos from last night. The first 3 are a window display and the last is the Austonian building with the clouds and moon. It looked awesome!