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house hunting

  • Posted on May 12, 2012 at 6:51 pm

smidge went house hunting this week and found a lovely fairy house. she tried very hard to like it, but in the end, the annoyance of constantly hitting her head on the door frame made her decide to keep looking

the house that wasn't


  • Posted on May 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm

noah finally got some clothes. he raided amberglas’ closet and made off with a dino t-shirt and jeans. then celebrated his “new clothes” by climbing up and down trees. something he had found impossible while wearing a paper towel toga 😆

noah evergreen1

(he asks that you kindly ignore the frilly neck on his t-shirt, but says he got really tired of waiting for me to make him one of his own!)

clearing backgrounds

  • Posted on May 9, 2012 at 10:55 pm

on a field trip with on of my kids, as the “official”event photographer, i came home with a whole pile of pictures that needed to have all the extra people photoshopped out. there are various reasons why kids can’t be photographed but the end result is that no picture can be used that has more than one child in it, and many of those pictures can only be seen by the staff and parent(s) of that particular child. at a crowded place like the zoo, that poses a lot of interesting challenges and requires me to stretch my skills in using photoshop. now obviously i can’t post any of the photoshopped pictures, but i though i’d put up some of the interesting (to me at least) animal shots which i have done using the same techniques.
this one gets rid of all of the annoying people in the background using a stained glass effect. it would be really expensive in real life, but wouldn’t it be cool?

this one makes it lok as if there is a wall of watery glass around the enclosure.

string of pearls

  • Posted on May 7, 2012 at 7:01 am


heavy fog covers the spiderweb in water drops like strings of pearls.

unusual sunrise

  • Posted on May 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm

in my never ending quest for great sunrise pictures, i offer this one up for your perusal – a foggy sunrise. i love the color of the sky/fog with the sun peering through.

unusual sunrise

foggy day

  • Posted on May 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm

the fog was so heavy this morning that water dripped from the branches.
water drops black and white
somehow fog pictures just cry out to be done in black and white…