Saturday, August 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
As I have mentioned on occasion, Photoshop is totally my boyfriend. But I have a problem that even
my boyfriend Photoshop can't help me with.
Do you see the lines in the middle of the shot where the color just isn't quite right?
Or how about in this shot?
I'm not sure what is causing them. They don't show up on the LCD screen, when I review my shots on the camera. But somewhere between the camera and the computer, some of my shots are being destroyed by these annoying lines.
If anyone has any suggestions to fix this, I am all ears. Help!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Several months ago, I lost my friend. My best friend, really. But lost isn't exactly the right term - it wasn't a matter of location; we are both, in fact, in the very same places. I wish that it was simply a geographic obstacle - that makes it not ours to overcome, but we then become simply victim to circumstances, to things that aren't quite in our control.
We are many things, but I don't know that either of us qualify as victims. In our own ways, and to varying degrees, we each contributed. Everything became broken and twisted - unrecognizable when compared to what we used to be. And so our last act of us, of being so connected and intertwined that words aren't needed, was to walk away.
That was months ago, and I haven't really given things much thought. Which isn't to say that walking away was as easy as changing my socks, it was anything but easy. But it wasn't something that I dwelled on, or really even thought about at all.
The person who was crossing the street in front of me had on a pair of shoes. Which is quite common, and really, expected. When you're out on the street, you wear shoes. And in the middle of the street, I realized. Those shoes were the same shoes I had seen every day for years - the shoes that my best friend wore every day.
And I was stunned. In all of my life, I had only seen those shoes on one set of feet. Which, in all honesty, was probably because they are kind of ugly shoes. But ugly or not, they graced the feet of my best friend, and were as familiar to me as breathing - even if the realization of who they belonged to in my mind brought a flood of memories that stopped me dead in my tracks, if only for an instant.
And so in the honor of friendships and memories, this is my best shot from last week.
And sometimes it's years worth of memories, packaged up to look like shoes.
For more BSM, see what everyone else has at Tracey's!
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This week's Theme Thursday is WONDER. And I'm pretty sure that no one wonders or asks WHY?! more often than kids.
Because when you're little, there isn't anything that isn't new or exciting...or ripe for exploring...
For more wonderful wonder, check out what everyone has at Stacy's!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
5 Minutes for Mom is hosting a summer fun photo contest -- you should check out all the great entries they have! And I hate to be one to miss out on the fun, so here is my entry:
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sarah tagged me for the six random things meme. I've done it before, but if there is one thing that I never run out of, it's randomness. So I'm going to do it again...with a twist. These six random things will be six things that I would tell my teenaged self.
1. That perfect life you have planned out? Don't be surprised when that's not the way things go. But don't worry, just because things don't go the way you think the should, they're still pretty darn cool.
2. You do actually have to be responsible when you're a grown up. And the whole 'being a grown up' thing? It's not always fun. It turns out that there is slightly more to it than just dong whatever you want all the time. Who knew?
3. You will not actually stay up all night just because you can when you're the grown up. At least not most of the time.
4. Life will be filled with things that change your perspective. The words forever and never should be used with the greatest of caution. There are actually a few grown ups I would like to see learn this lesson, now that you mention it.
5. Sometimes you should do things just for you. And it will usually make you feel guilty. But you should do it anyway -- the longer you don't, the harder it will be to start.
6. It hurts to grow up. And sometimes it hurts A LOT. But sometimes it's pretty great too.
I won't tag six people. but I am curious. What would you tell your teenaged self? Don't be shy...if you tell me, I will later tell you about how I was the ugliest child ever. And I seriously was the UGLIEST. CHILD. EVER. Just wait...you'll see...
Sunday, August 10, 2008
It's August. Do you know how I know? Because it is H-O-T outside. I know, I know - soon enough I will be whining that I am freezing. But at the moment I can only think about the fact that it has been boiling hot outside. And what better way to cool off than at the pool?
And the last two are tied as my favorite shots from last week -- you can't beat the expressions in either one!
For more great shots, head to Tracey's and see what everyone else has to share!