I am reading the most wonderful book. I’m sure most of you have either heard of it or have already read it. I’ve had it in my cart at Amazon since mid-summer and when I bought the new camera lens last week, the book came along as well.
It’s The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and it came as a surprise to me that it’s compromised entirely of letters back and forth to each of the characters in the book. It takes place after WWII and features Guernsey Island in the English Channel, which was under German Occupation. I’m only about a third of the way through and I already don’t want it to end.
I started the book this weekend and Sunday was a sterling day here in Maryland. In the afternoon, my husband and I enjoyed sitting outside in the perfect weather. I brought out a glass of a shiraz and some pretzel sticks with mustard and settled down for a nice read.
I processed these photos with some new actions I just purchased from Shana Rae at Florabella. Yes, actions! I love Florabella textures and today I purchased the Vintage action set as an early birthday present to myself (as was the camera lens). If you click on the link, it’s a couple of posts down. The photography is incredible and the before and after shots are a must see.
The photo above was processed using the Sweet Vintage action. I also used a texture on it but am such an airhead that I can’t remember which one.
This photo was processed using the Retro Vintage action with Allure (warm) texture.
I love the name of the action I used on this one. It’s called RETRO Lollipop. I also used a slight burnt edge on the overall photo. The sky in the original one was a rather glaring shade of blue and I liked this one much better.
I’d like to answer a couple of questions from the comment section yesterday.
A little red around here today, but mostly grey. Hey, don’t you have red hair? My youngest sister, Ginny, is the one with the red hair in our family. Mine is brown, but it does have red highlights.
How many years have you been seriously taking pictures? I got my first real camera when I was 21 years old. It was an old Nikon. I’ve never been serious about taking pictures. If I were, I could have probably been much better than I am. It’s always been a bit of a lark to me. I enjoy photography, but there’s so much I don’t know.
Can I bend your ear for some feedback on a project at my place? Sure Bush Babe. I headed right over because I love visiting Australia when I come to your blog. And your calendar is going to be awesome. I was crushing on it as soon as I saw it. (And am jealous).
I don't have a clue how to use Photoshop. But it's on my to do list for the new year. All of you gals who use it drive me crazy with all the cool effects you're able to do. Listen to me. If I can do it, you can. I bought a book by Scott Kelby. And I googled tutorials and practiced constantly until my husband was so jealous of Photoshop that I thought he’d divorce me. It would have been fine, too, because I would have still had Photoshop. So, ha!
Until tomorrow, my friends. Thanks for your continued friendship.