I took this picture at the end of May while staying at the Long Boat Key Club and Resort. For my Sky Overlay challenge, I added a moon from my own collection of moon photos. It was my first time trying to do a sky overlay. I watched a few YouTube videos and tried to follow the tips of fellow bloggers but still had trouble getting the box around the moon to go away. I finally gave up and adjusted the opacity as a way to blend the photos.
I took this photo about a month ago while visiting the Riverhouse restaurant in Palmetto. For my “full edit” I adjusted the color, lighting, brilliance (just to name what I remember for sure) then applied the “Oil Painting” filter in Photoshop.
I spent the weekend at the Long Boat Key Resort, a special treat for my mother who was visiting from Buffalo. I had my camera with me to capture sunsets at the beach but was disappointed with most of them. At one point, I left the beach and took a walk on the “wild side” otherwise known as the lagoon and managed to capture what I believe to be a juvenile Night-Heron snacking on a turtle.
When I first saw the theme “Water Drop”, I thought “Oh, that will be an easy one, when I get to our vacation cottage in Western North Carolina, I’ll submit a picture of one of the beautiful waterfalls that the area in known for.” After reading some of the other bloggers posts and seeing what they have done, I soon realized that this is called a “challenge” for a reason and I had some work to do. I Googled “water drop photography” and all sorts of amazing images showed up. Luckily, my neighbor recently gifted me with a Sony DSLR -A 300, it is an older model but I have been having some fun with it. I thought before I get out the tripod, eyedropper and food coloring, let me see what I can do with a dripping faucet. Viola! I am happy I got a shot of the drop hitting the puddle in the sink. I think I am going to consider this challenge met and move on. While I found the images of water drop photography very impressive, I do not think it is my thing. I will stick to birds and nature :).
I took this picture today while taking a walk after lunch at Marina Jacks. I immediately thought of the Golden Ratio spiral. I tried to put the Golden Ratio overlay on the picture in Lightroom but could not get the overlays to cycle through for me. I ended up drawing the spiral and holding it over the picture.
I took this photo a few weeks ago after dinner at the Lodge clubhouse in Country Club East.
The palm trees in the front of my house provided me with a way to attempt a Starburst. While it certainly isn’t the best starburst out there, I was happy to see it actually looks like three. I think I should of worn last year’s eclipse glasses while attempting this challenge!