Friday, March 30, 2012

Huntington Ave.

This weeks prompt with Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art is any piece of art that pleases you and/or incorporates the element of a path or a road.

This photo was taken on Huntington Avenue in Boston.

The first smaller building on the left is the Museum of Fine Arts.  The tall building immediately after the museum is the Prudential Building.  The next tall building is the Hancock Building.

I like the colors in this image and the way the street lights lead you down the road.  The addition of texture makes it almost feels like an oil painting to me.

Happy Friday!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Texture Tuesday Pink

This week's Texture Tuesday prompt from Kim Klassen of Kim Klassen cafe, was to use at least one of her textures along with one of our images containing the color pink. I chose the image below because it is SPRING and we are being teased with heavenly warm days interspersed with more typical cool and grey March weather.  Because of these warm days, the snowdrops, daffodils and azaleas and forsythias are about a month ahead of normal.

I enhanced and saturated this photo of azaleas to really intensify the bright pink, because I knew the textures would tone down the bright pink color.  I used two of Kim's textures; look up and poetic.  It reminds me of a soft watercolor painting.

Happy Spring!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Wearin' o' the Green

Bonnie at Pixel Dust Photo Art suggested posting photo art highlighting the color green.

 I took this photo at the Butterfly Place, located in Westford, MA.  It was so much fun to walk through as the butterlies flew about and even landed on us.  It was also fun to watch the reaction of the other visitors.  Everyone had a smile on their face.

I edited this photo using the free for download software Photoscape.  I am pleased by how much the software has to offer, but I am really anxious to work more with layers.  I've downloaded another free software called Gimp, which is touted to be very similar to Photoshop, but I am wondering if I should just make the plunge and purchase Photoshop.  Does anyone have any recommendations?  Thank You !

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

rubber duckie you're the one......

I spotted this rubber duckie at a local yard sale a few summers ago and he just had to come home with me. 

 He makes me smile.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

photo "Hart" connection

I’ I’m hooked on a feelin’…..  I’m high on belivin’, that you’re in love with me.      (song: Hooked on a Feeling – by BJ Thomas)
I haven’t thought of that song in years.  Good old love songs.  They certainly tug at your heart strings,  twist your gut up in knots, cause a tremendous  ache in your soul when you to feel like the loneliest person in the world, or produce feelings of  such exhilaration  that you are energized by the joy.  Love songs contain a lot of power.
When viewing your own photos you can be stirred by the feeling of having created a “successful” image.  You can be stirred by the subject matter.  You can be stirred by the memory of how you felt when you took your photo.
These heart photos tug at my heart because I remember how good it felt to be outside in the fresh air exploring a new place with my husband after spending so much time cooped up inside.  They make me feel grateful for having a husband who is always there for me.  He is rock solid and we are two peas in a pod.  The everyday love song I appreciate with all my soul.

Thank you  Kat Sloma, creator of The Photo-Heart Connection series.