Monday, February 22, 2010

A cold and heavy burden

The Korean War Memorial - Washington, DC.  As seen October 2009 and February 2010.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

A blanket of white

DC was recently hit by two major snow storms back to back.  The result was a federal government that came to a screeching halt and a city blanketed in white.  I took this picture near the Bureau of Engraving and Printing.  The rugby field across the street from the Bureau was left untouched, which made it particularly beautiful - especially at sunset.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sunshine on my shoulders

Back in October the hubby and I took a day trip out to the Shenandoah Valley.  I love the city, but wide open spaces were a welcome change of scenery, especially with the magnificent fall colors.  
Today I was reminded of that trip as we experienced a healthy amount of sun after days of dreary drizzle and chills.  Today's sun made me think of this photo which makes me think of an old John Denver song... and that makes me smile.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

First Photoshop Panorama

Click on the image above to enlarge (and I mean enlarge!)

It's far from perfect, but I took a series of photos in Central Park with my old point-n-shoot (Canon PowerShot), then merged them into a panorama using Photoshop.  This is also my first attempt at adding text to a Photoshop project.  Though there are many issues with this project (which I won't point out...), I'm still fairly pleased with the outcome.  It's all a learning experience, right?

Photoshop users - any suggestions for what more to do with this project?  And how?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Josh + Jenny

We were in Oregon recently for Tim's best friend Josh's wedding.  Since it was just a week after I'd purchased my new camera, of course I took the opportunity to snap A LOT of photos. 

One of the major issues I ran into was lighting.  The outdoor photos are easy - light abounds.  But inside, where the ceremony took place, it was hard to get great shots without flash.  And I didn't want to use my little pop-up flash because I knew the quality of picture wouldn't be great.  I did play a lot with the White Balance, ISO and shutter speed.  Experimentation is a great form of education...

Here are a few of my favorites - some edited a bit in iPhoto, but without any PhotoShop edits.

She was running toward something, but looked so picturesque

 The KISS!

Guest Book and Programs

First Dance

A special moment...

Cutting the Cake!

The centerpieces were so Country Chic

Monday, September 14, 2009

First Pet Portraits

My Favorite Things

 My first storyboard
"Nappy Timmy, Cuddly Kitty"