Monday, January 28, 2013

Still My Steal Heart

If someone would have told me even two years ago that my heart would race at the sight of steal I would have laughed. However, over that last few years I have been exploring a wider range of photographic subjects and now I tend to get rather excited about the oddest of things. Like this close up of the inside of a steal tube.

Be sure to click on the photo for a larger view, that way you get the full effect and can see the fine streaks of color in the metal. 

Or these droplets of water on the windshield, which I shared here.

Then my mind say, 'hey these two would make a really cool composite art piece' and walla; The water drops photo becomes a hard light layer over the steal photo.

And that is how my abstract mind works, especially when shooting macro and abstract photographs. Now hop over to Lisa's Chaos and enjoy some of the great macro photos shared this week.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

It has been quite some time since I have managed to join in with Ashley Sisk's Scavenger Hunt Sunday meme but I am happy to say I was able to capture most of the prompts this week.  

Okay so maybe this is a stretch but, Friday it snowed and when I looked out the window the snow on the top of the bushes reminded me of a lace tablecloth.



I considered taking a bling shot of jewelry or something sparkly for this prompt but I wanted to share this snowman all blinged out for yesterday's homecoming. I thought about not using it as I didn't snap the shot, I had my daughter snap it with her phone as I was saving the battery life of my camera. I had taken shots of the kids building the snowman when I realized my batteries were getting low and I had to shut my camera off so they wouldn't die before we got up on the pier. More of the homecoming can be seen here.

Or should I say warm fuzzy, because it was surely a very warm fuzzy feeling watching the sailors reunite with their families.

I know it isn't very creative but I love this shot of our dog with his soft fabric blanket. He loves to curl up with anything fabric, blanket, shirt or whatever he can find on his level.

So there it is, now please hop over to Ashley's and see what everyone else has found:

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Nature Walk

One afternoon while my daughter and grandchildren were making a trip to the local library I tagged along. Although I love to read, the books were not the draw. Just behind the library is this small nature reserve, so while they were in finding books to read, I was wandering the paths with my camera. Here is a little of what I saw.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Revelations

Yesterday morning as we headed out early to run a few errands the air didn't feel all that cold but the car windshield was completely iced over. 

Sitting in the car waiting for the windshield to defrost I couldn't resist capturing a few abstract and macro shots.

Frozen Heart

 Changing focus; above focus on the defrosting windshield, below focus on the tree.

Above I was drawn to the water droplets and variations in color. Then I noticed the tiny reflection of the tree in a number of the droplets so I got in closer for this macro.
Weekend Reflection Submission
 When my daughter stepped out to clear the ice off the windshield wipers I just had to go for this abstract silhouette.
Weekly Top Shot Submission

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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Random Round Up

Today's Random Round Up is comprised of photos taken over the course of last year that I some how never got around to sharing. With these photos I say goodbye to last year and hello to 2013. I also invite you to read my post Goodbye Eeyore! Hello 2013.

There were many moments of solitary quiet reflection both happy and sad.
 Moments of joy and laughter
 Moments of great joy and sorrow, the circle of life.
 Moments of excitement
 And Pride!
Moments of peace.
Moments of beauty.
 Moments of inspiration!
 Most importantly there were special times with loved ones.

Wishing all a healthy and prosperous 2013! 
And now this weeks top shot to start the New Year off.
Weekly Top Shot Submission

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