Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 112

Here is my black and white conversion I did yesterday. It's still not looking right! I'm not sure if I'll get out to take picture today. My allergies are killing me and I now have a cold! Blah! It might be a day to lay in bed and do nothing! Hope everyone has a great Friday!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 111 ~ Roses

Anyhow, I messed with some of the color & contrast on the first red rose. Just goofing off with the sliders.

I have no idea what I did to my camera but every picture I took had a "zero" on the exposure scale when I went to edit all my pictures. And the 20 something pictures I took on the monochrome setting didn't even load into Elements 7. WHY??
Tomorrow I will post the rose that I tried to convert to black & white in CS2. It still doesn't look right. I've looked into Lightroom and right now I just can't afford that. I'd rather have my two new lens, which will be a long while until that happens...unless I sell 10 more I'm hoping to save enough money to upgrade from CS2 to CS4 0r 5. Or if my Mom and Pops really love me maybe it can be an early early birthday present...hint hint MOM! :)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 110 ~ Black & White of Table Mountain

I've been trying to do more black and white conversions. I'm not sure if it's me or my screen but they just don't look right to me. This is the time when I miss film. Ever since I went to digital I don't do too many black and white photos.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Updated Website

I updated my website. I deleted over 600 photos and gained 4.73 GB on my hard drive! Crazy!

If you get a chance could you all help me out and let me know which photos on my website aren't my best and need to be deleted. It's crazy how I thought two years ago so many of them were "good". They are deleted now. :) I'm sure there are more. Any help I would really appreciate!

Day 110 ~ Although I have 132 post..lost on days

Bald Eagle ~ This is as close as I could get, part of the trial is closed due to the construction on the bridge. Someday I'll get a better picture! This is the second year they have had three babies! There is a cool website if you would like to watch them live.

A different angle of the Sundial Bridge.

I went for a nice long walk on the river trail yesterday. I figured I'd better get out of the house before the next storm arrived. It's here! The wind and rain is crazy! Expecting over an inch of rain today. Tomorrow I will be adding a few more pictures of Table Mountain.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 109 ~ More wildflowers...

Dijea pointed out that these flowers are bluebonnets...they were everywhere!

Anyone wanna guess on the name of this wildflower?

I have many more photos that I will be posting over the next couple days. I would love to go back to Table Mountain next year but in March. More wildflowers and the waterfalls are winter falls.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 108 ~ Table Mountain

Chris, Jaylene, Nichole, Ashley and I went up to Table Mountain in Oroville CA today. What a beautiful day! I took 151 photos of different wildflowers, creeks, waterfalls and of course the kids.

For the first time in a long while I actually felt like myself again. I love being outside & especially experiencing new things with my family. I forgot the bug spray so we all have a few bites and I'm sunburnt! I will be posting more pictures of Table Mountain in the next couple days. It's going to be raining the next three much for the spring weather!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 107 ~ Favorite flower

This flower reminds me of paper. It's actually a shrub and I plan on taking another picture once all the flowers have bloomed. Tomorrow we are heading to Table Mountain in Oroville. I'm hoping that all the wildflowers are still blooming. Either way it should be fun!

Day 106 ~More flowers

Here are some more flowers blooming in the yard. I'm not sure what type of flowers these are but I know that they are some type of bulb and they sort of smell like onions when you mow When we first moved into this house I spent days pulling these up, before I realized that they are flowers.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 105 ~ Earth Day = Spring Time!

The Bud...

The Flower...



Happy Earth Day!!! Some new flowers are blooming in the yard. It's beautiful outside today!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 104~ Billy Currington Concert

Billy Currington!!!!! YUMMY!

I like

I just liked the hat, with the way the light was shining on it....

Tammy & I

My roommate and I went to the Billy Currington concert last night!! We had a blast!! All of my pictures are from my blackberry, so they aren't the greatest! I did borrow Tammy's camera & took a few pictures, so I will share those tomorrow. I just wanted to get today's post finished so I can crawl back into bed, I'm not feelin' right as rain....I had a little TOO much fun!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 103 ~Rain Day.

It's been pouring since 10pm last night. I'm pulling a rain card today, I took these yesterday. These roses are my favorite, I love the different shades of yellow and pink they turn while blooming! Reminds me of sherbet. This roses also smell the best! This butterfly isn't the sharpest, but I love the colors in the wings!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 102 ~More Butterflies...

This gal is missing some of her wing....poor thing! it's really hard to take pictures of butterflies in flight...they are pretty fast! Some of the photos aren't the sharpest. Honestly, not that I don't enjoy the smell of lilac and the beautiful butterflies, I'm just getting bored with them. I'm ready for full on spring and hiking season!

We went on a walk yesterday, to the Sundial Bridge. Jaylene and Madysen road their bikes. Jaylene said this morning she is sore! I'm sure we walked at least 2 miles!
I didn't feel like packing around my camera and tri-pod. I took this with my handy dandy blackberry. I wish I would have taken my camera though. It was such a beautiful day, the kids even played in the Sacramento River, which was freezing! Crazy kids! I'm tired of this weather, 80 degrees yesterday and 67 today, in the 50's on Wednesday. If it would just stay in the upper 70's I'd be happy! I will post today's picture sometime later today. I'm thinking I need to go back to bed for a while! LOL

Day 101~Burning

I didn't want to take my camera outside while I was doing the control burn. I took this with my blackberry. Thursday and Friday I burned all the tree branches that I've been collecting since last summer. We are allowed to burn two times during the year. I miss the last time so I had a lot to burn. Very hard work but I got it finished!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 100 ~ Botanical Gardens...

Little fly on a flower...

I wasn't too happy when I arrived at the Botanical Gardens today! There really aren't any new flowers. There were a lot of butterflies so that's what I got! LOL

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 99 ~ Pink Rain....

I left the house this morning with the intention of going to the botanical gardens to see what types of new flowers have blossomed. I got as far as the mini mart down the street and the clouds opened up the flood gates! I waited around chating with my bestfriend to see if it was going to let up. It didn't. I also had one hell of a sinus headache when I woke up which was progressively getting worse. So, I went back home, ate some breakfast and took an hour nap. Although I still can't put my glasses on due to the sinus pressure I do feel a little better.

Since the rain as stopped for the moment I went out front to take some pictures of these bright pink Azaleas.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 98 ~ The Rain has stopped...for now.

I love the curls in this rose.....

I need a macro lens!

I'm really wishing I had more lenses! I would like a macro and a 50mm!! I'm glad the rain has stopped for now, I just wish the sun would come out!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 97 ~Hopefully these will be published.......

These are just a few of the 20 photos that hopefully will be in the next issue of 101Things To Do in Shasta Cascade.

Once again my head has been up in the clouds, it's raining, some family issues and trying to get into the mood to actually take some photos. I hope soon I can get back out and start shooting some new things. There are so many new places I'd like to visit as soon as the weather is better. I honestly haven't been in the mood to do much, besides clean which helps me think. Or keeps me from dreading on things. I'm not sure which. I just know there isn't much more I can handle in my life at the moment. If it's not one thing, it's another. I need Calgon...please take me away!!

Even though I'm not getting paid for the use of my photos, it's a way to get my name out there and Stacey is kind enough to help me out! I really am excited about seeing my photos in a magazine!