Saturday, November 6, 2010

Newest Design

Offering this in postcards, enlargements and canvas.  Email me for pricing.  Of course without the watermark

Friday, November 5, 2010

Awesome Print!


Will offer this in canvas, enlargements and postcards......any interest PM me! Of course without the watermark

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Personal and Private Digital Photography Lesson

I am participating in a photo enhancement contest....Prize is his photo tips and tricks!!  Woohoo!!  I love learning

http://www.mcklinkyblog.com/201008/join-me-in-a-personal-private-digital-photography-lesson/

I recently took a trip to Colorado and posted a bunch of photos on our family blog. I had lots of people wanting to know the techniques I used to put some “wow” into the photography. Check out the photos here…







So, let’s have some fun. I’ll reward those who participate by letting you in on some private tips, tricks and secrets on how to put some dazzle into your shots. Here’s the deal:






Download this original landscape photo I took by clicking here…


Do your own version of improving, enhancing and otherwise putting “wow” into this image


Put up a post on your blog displaying your enhanced photo, and explaining what you did


Come back to this post, and enter your photo and blog post on the Thumbnail Linky below (I’ve put in the first link just to show you how the Thumbnail linky works)


Then, I’ll do a private online demonstration of what I do to get my outdoor photography to come alive, and send a link to every person who participated by following these instructions and entered the Thumbnail Linky list.


On Friday of this week, I’ll do a very informative demonstration and teach you not only how to do the photo enhancements, but how to LOOK AT photos and “see” what kind of improvements are needed.






Here’s the photo we’ll all be working on:



My version:



I played with the color temperature, saturation, tint, brightness and so on.  I had a lot of fun as our mountains gorgeous but love seeing other mountains.  I live in the White Deer Mountain area and it is lined with pine and maple trees.... :D



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Writer's Block and Junk

I absolutely looooove being a grammy.  But hate that Audrey and Alyssa live 5 hours away.  I miss them more everyday.  They were here to visit this weekend.  Three days was not enough.  It flew right by.  Took 200+ photos this weekend.  Well of course, it's my passion.  And I had some beautiful models. 

I still pray daily for them to move back to PA or at least way closer.  Some things happened that made me upset but I won't get into that.  I just need to talk to a few people about the happenings. 

We had a family picnic Saturday.  Alyssa met some of my family.  My cousin and his family are up from Texas for 2 weeks.  So we all had a great time!  I haven't laughed so hard in a long time.  It's so nice to get together with them other than weddings and funerals. 

It's been so hard to keep up with writing and knowing what to write.  I want to write daily but wow to know what to write.  I can post tons of photos but I know photos do not get as many hits as writing does.  So here are some of the photos from this weekend.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

The New Grandbaby is here!








Sitting here peacefully in the quiet of a Maryland morning.  Tommy's family is all working and Chelsea, Audrey and baby Alyssa all sleeping.  I snuck off for a shower thinking about my people back in PA.  I miss them so much but I know this time with Audrey and Alyssa isn't very long.  So I try not to think about going back to PA right away. 

Alyssa had jaundice but feeding her every two hours and sunlight therapy has brought it down.  Doc still wants her to keep feeding that way to make sure it all gets out of her.  I am so proud of Audrey and Tommy.  They are doing wonderfully with her.  You know I had my doubts with Tommy.  He moved my baby girl to Maryland.  He took her away....but you know as I talk to him this week, he reminds me a lot of my dad.  I smile thinking about him watching all that goes on here and I am sure he is proud of all our accomplishments. 

Here are some photos from this week.


Thursday, June 3, 2010

A Glorious Way to Vacation in Central PA


My family and I bought a camper a few years ago.  In the forest we live by we area allowed to use their campsites free of charge.  Now they don't have water or electricity but we have a holding tank for water and a generator for electricity.  We only use that at night for lights and hot water.  It doesn't cost much more for food as we already have to eat anyhow. 

We use this time to teach our children about the plants and animals of the Bald Eagle State Forest.  We like to do this at least three times during the summer as there are different cycles for the plants to be blossoming.  One of our children's favorite times is around July 4th as the wild blueberries and teaberries are ripe and ever so yummy.  Around the same time our state flower the Mountain Laurel is blooming.  Oh our hikes are so pretty. 

Our food menu consists of all of our camping favorites.  Along with smores and hot dogs on the fire we love packet cooking.  I'll take mixed veggies, rice and a cooked meat (be it ham, chicken, steak, etc.) wrap it in foil and lay them in the fire.  Mmmmmm, what a treat.  One of our traditional desserts is pumpkin pie.  I freeze my veggies from my garden the year before and save a few cups of our pumpkin for our 4th of July meal.  Pumpkin pie on the 4th of July!  I love our traditions. 

There is a "beach" we like to go to during our camping trips.  It is Raymond B. Winter State Park.  Lovely spot.  The water is frest mountain water 38 degrees all year round.  Picnic tables, a beach, and many trails to explore make for a wonderful beach trip. 

Being a one income family we find many ways to keep the children stimulated all summer and not lose the learning aspect of being out of school.  And to do it on a small budget which having the camper has saved us a lot of money vacationing and going to visit family in neighboring states. 

Sociable

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