Dogwood

Right now in Yosemite valley the Dogwood trees are in full bloom.  They have beautiful white flowers that cover the trees, and they almost glow as the sun is going down.  I was almost able to capture that glowing quality.It is beautiful.  I had to turn the focus to manual, and turn my flash off.  Then I used a tripod and let my camera take in the light.  It’s good the trees aren’t whizzing by like kids are.  Here is {Read More}

blurry pictures

I was taking pictures for my therapy activity site and many of them came out blurry.  I read people’s comments on how to take good pictures, and they always say to turn off the flash.  I tried that, but I guess that only works when your subjects are furniture or food because moving kids get all blurry.  It is kind of cool though.I guess with my subject matter, I need the flash indoors. **** I often will link to things {Read More}

what kind of camera is best

I hear all the time that good pictures are not dependent on what type of camera is used, but on the photographer.  This is true a lot of the time, but I have found that it really helps your pictures if you have a good camera too.  I have a little camera that is a canon point and shoot type.  It is a good camera and I love it.  It is a good size to carry around etc.  I got {Read More}

color corrected geese

Here are the geese and gosslings after I adjusted the brightness in photoshop. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

Canadian Geese

My husband and I went to a military conference last weekend in Idaho.  I had hoped that we might be able to enjoy some sight seeing, but the conference was packed with meetings.  We did succeed in getting our requisite wild-life sighting in though since our hotel was on the river. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while {Read More}

Wild flowers and a little creature

We went out driving to find wild flowers as it is spring now, and that is a lovely thing to do in the spring.  We were hoping for huge fields of wild California Poppies, but we found some small amounts of Poppies.  We then ran into this other little fellow.  And my dad tried to keep him from escaping. Here is a close up of the little fellow.  He is a Gopher snake.  Non poisonous.  Kind of a cute little {Read More}

Things that make me happy

I decided to make it my mission on Thursday to take pictures of things that are beautiful and that make me happy.  It was weird carrying my camera around to the different schools, but I have some pretty things.  The first one is not one that I saw that day, but it was a really nice rainbow after a storm.  Next I have some lovely flowers that are blooming, and they made me happy to see the beauty. The beauty {Read More}

pictures

This is our dog woody.  I like this look, and may do a bunch of family members as gifts. This is one of me. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.

photoshop art

Here is some photoshop art that I have been working on. I’ll probably hang them in my house somewhere. **** I often will link to things on Amazon. These are usually affiliate links that will pay me a couple of dollars if you happen to buy something while there.