Thursday, October 27, 2011

Found Texture

I think I am a texture junkie.  I didn't realize this until I participated in Kat's Exploring With a Camera Series topic - Found Texture.  I've taken so many close ups of trees, rocks, sticks and peeling paint!

When I think of texture, I think about how something feels.  Cold, rough, and grainy.  Silky, sleek and smooth.  Dry, coarse,flaky.  I finally narrowed down my choices and decided to include some photos of stone, cement and brick textures.

archways in Boston

statue of St. Francis

decorative garden accents

corner of a building in Metro West Massachusetts

Thanks for stopping by! 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

retro reflections

spotted this reflection while wandering around Salem, Massachusetts ....lots of spooky sights in Salem durring the weeks leading up to halloween, but not in this window display of lovely retro/vintage dresses.    sharing this link with.....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Vintage Reflections

Thank you to Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art for the use of her free texture called French Boudoir Blue

Friday, October 7, 2011

the weekend in black and white - one more from summer in Boston

one more photo from summer...wandering around the waterfront and the North End of Boston..  

 click here to visit Dragonstar from Ireland at The Weekend in Black and White

photo art friday 2..

Photo editing is fun! Bonnie at Pixel Dust PhotoArt has many textures to share and is very generous in sharing the details of her photo editing.

I edited this photo and decided to add a little phrase that my mother was always saying when I was young.
I know this is a rooster, and he doesn't lay eggs... but I liked him.

colors for Kat ...

When I am working on..nix that..when I am playing on creating a new post, I often create a folder on my destop and put my photos there until I am ready to post.  For the last few weeks I have had a folder on my desktop which I have named "colors for Kat".  Visit The Kat Eye View of The World for details and examples, both from Kat and with links to many photographs and creative, lovely blogs.

In the color wheel part 2 - one of the areas we are exploring is complementary colors, or opposites on the color wheel.    Blues and oranges, yellows and purples are opposites on the color wheel, and that's where this post has led me...

to the pumpkin patch..

to the flower beds...

and to the backyard fire pit...

Hope you have a chance to enjoy your weekend and all of the beautiful colors in our world !!

weekend reflections - last bit of summer

It is supposed to be in the 80's here in Massachusetts this weekend. 
Mark Twain wrote, "If you don't like the weather in New England, just wait a few minutes."

We are always talking about the weather here in New England.

This photo was taken at Hyannis Harbor, located in Cape Cod. 
A last bit of summer before autumn arrives in full.

Happy weekend to everyone.  Enjoy weekend reflections here:  Weekend Reflections

Sunday, October 2, 2011

the pumkin and squash weekend in black & white

It finally felt like fall today.
The day was overcast and chilly, but there were plenty of people out picking apples and visiting roadside farmstands.  We came home with apple cider, apple pie and a pumpkin.

It was interesting to see the results of editing colorful fall vegetables into black and white images. The first photo is a shot of of bright orange pumpkins.  Ereything was covered in water droplets from an earlier rain shower.  I like the drops of water, they add texture and interest.

This large squash was a light tan color..

And these interesting pumpkins were white to begin with.  I had fun editing the photos to come up with even lighter white pumpkins...

Thank you Dragonstar for hosting The Weekend in Black and White - check it out here.