Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Time Marches on

Spring is popping up all over. The tulips are blooming, trees are budding everywhere. It's just not very warm! I'm having fun playing with the camera.

Mother Nature likes to play April Fool's tricks on us. When I woke up this morning, I thought it looked sunny and warm outside. It's cold and windy instead -- and I have the heat turned on.

We've launched insideshotphotos.com -- and are adding new photos all the time. I'm still learning the camera settings as I go along. Taking action photos in a poorly lit gym is not easy. I find that I often have to sacrifice either speed OR light, so I end up with dark & sharp or well-lit & blurry photos. Trial & error seems to be the best teacher so far. That and a new PhotoShop book I bought last week (and have yet to crack open). I am going to try shooting in RAW format this weekend and then seeing if I can "fix" the lighting in PhotoShop. Not sure what I am doing, but it should be interesting.

Tomorrow's April Fool's Day. I hope nobody pulls a dirty trick on me. I honestly don't think anyone could top Brenda's "twins" trick from 2008 though!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Dreaming of Spring

The weatherman is forecasting the temperature to surpass 60 today. After the chilly weather we've been having, I have a serious case of cabin fever! I also have three dogs that really want to go swimming in the creek, whether or not it is warm enough.

The tulips are coming!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Getting "with it"

March has come in like a lion. It's been busy around here.

Getting the hang of the new camera. And Photoshop Elements. Hoping there is a future in doing these photos and making some money. I am having a ball with it (pun intended).

Thinking about cancelling the floreyperformance.com website -- I am no longer traveling to the shows. The economy and my heart just are not there anymore.

I need to get moving on marketing the Ozarkhandcrafts.com website. That is my next big mission.

And I have another blog going (as if this one isn't enough?): badsportsmanship.blogspot.com -- the name should speak for itself.

That said, I must get off this machine and get some fresh air!