Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just sharing the photographs today

Often, when I sit down to write a post, I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to say. I will have taken several photographs, like I did today, then process them, and then load them into my post where I will sit, sometimes for a half hour or more, wondering just what it is that I wanted to say.

I don’t want to have to think about it tonight, I just wanted to share these photos with you of a walk I took after work this afternoon.

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I put on the 50mm lens.


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And I just walked around the yard.


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I’d never go without him.



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There’s just something about cedars. If I knew what it was, I’d try to put it into words, but as it is, I only have the photos.


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For all of the pictures in this post, I used Rusty Cage from Totally Rad Actions, adjusting the opacity on each.


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I think this is my favorite. Some people don’t like the shallow depth of field, but I do.


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I love using this lens. It lets in so much beautiful light. I took these when the sun was low in a cloud-laden sky.



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I think my husband’s going to build a small fire this weekend. I really miss sitting outside with a fire going. I’ll keep you posted.





I really want to see this movie, too.

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Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

40 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Love the photo effects on the 2nd and 4th shots! Just lovely! (And George is always perfect!)

Michelle said...

All of them lovely, but the second one makes me desperately want to teleport myself there. Sigh.

Farmchick said...

Very beautiful photos. I have to agree about that second shot. Just so lovely.

SuzyQSparkles said...

I too enjoy shallow depths of field... thanks for sharing "just pictures" with us!

JackDaddy said...

Just make sure he doesn't burn down the cedars or the fence! :)

Low Tide High Style said...

A picture is worth a thousand words...and these beautiful photos speak volumes! Sometimes it's nice to just let them speak for themselves.

Kat :)

Jeanne Walker said...

Love the colors and the texture in photo #2...awesome! What a gift you have!

Have a wonderfully blessed and joyous weekend!

Jeanne

judi said...

Sigh, thanks for the fall walkabout.
The Cedars.. so comforting.

Jeanne Walker said...

Hey, just got back from The Pioneer Woman's blog! That picture of Tim that you edited is awesome! How cool is that!

Cloudia said...

You always reward visits!




Warm Aloha from Waikiki

Comfort Spiral

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Kay from Oregon said...

kate: You have the most prettiest yard.........the color is vivid.

deborah said...

enjoying the shallow depth of field, the light, and the colors in your yard. George is the highlight, of course!

Sweetpea said...

Heh CG ~ that #5 photo...think that's *the bark* with *THE bark* ;>}}

I'm with you on your fave, mine too (saw-wee George). Since the human eye doesn't see in shallow depth of field, by selecting it with technology (so to speak) it brings a quite special clarity to the most mundane object. I think this fence post is now glorious.

ELK said...

so happy to get a chance to walk with you ..just lovely kate

Amy said...

Kate with your gorgeous photos, words aren't needed...thanks for the walk around your place..it's gorgeous. Have a super Saturday my friend..

Steph said...

Love shallow depth of field, love TRA's rusty cage, love Fall and all of these photo's..thanks for sharing Kate and congrats again on the pw submission. :)

Laura ~Peach~ said...

photo number 2 makes me think of a thomas kincade pic it is absolutely lovely and i thinki saw where someone else said they woudl love to be teleported there... well ME TOO!

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl said...

Ooh, it is beautiful where you live!

Jayne said...

I really want to see that movie too Kate.
I love how you see the extraordinary in the ordinary through your lens. Have a beautiful weekend.

beth said...

i love the fence photo, too......

Ellen said...

Beautiful depth of field photo.....and I too want to see that movie....smiles

Oliag said...

Amazing, amazing! Love these photos dear Kate...and I am so going to buy a 50mm lens soon!

Georgie K. Buttons said...

At 11:11 today (both of them because neither have happened for me yet), I will be wishing to visit your home. Heads up. ;)

Char said...

beautiful quiet evening

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Kate, what's that called when you layer two identical images over each other, the ? whatever effect, ack brain freeze, well anyways you did a lovely job.

I am still immersed in that trailer, I too so want to see that movie. There are very few that I would like to go see, this one seems compelling.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Cait O'Connor said...

Sometimes words aren't needed when pics are so colourful and beautiful.

Snappy Di said...

That looks like an intense movie that would keep my on the edge of my seat. Thanks for bringing it to my attention as I have not seen any ads about it on TV yet.

Di
Great photos... still don't have a 50mm lens... darn.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Beautiful pictures.

There is indeed something evocative about cedars. They are stately, and tend to line long driveways that end at some beautiful old house or estate. They often are quite old themselves. The bark is so full of personality and texture. Sort of stringy on the outside.

And the smell...there's nothing like the smell of a cedar tree.

In short, they just seem to touch upon every possible sense, from sight to smell to touch.

I love them too.

the wanna be country girl said...

Beautiful photos as always. I too have a special feeling for cedar trees. I had a huge one by my lake and a beaver took it down this last spring. It had been there as long as I could remember (I grew up on this property) All I can say is it made me sad and I miss it.

mrs mediocrity said...

i love the one you said was your favorite, the depth of field is perfect. i am in the same mood today, no words...

Country Girl said...

Thanks all.

CBW, now THAT is how I feel about cedars. You put it so eloquently.

And wannabe, that is so sad about the cedar tree.

Ann On and On... said...

Honestly, I do not think words are always needed. In this case your photos wrote a novel.

Gail said...

Just how many times can I say, WOW!!?

Toemailer said...

Very nice shots, Autumn is beautiful!

Molly said...

Hi there. I always love your images and tonight I was wondering if you've considered or already tried the Picture ________ series that Tracey Clark of Shutter Sisters is leading at Big Picture Classes. There will be a Picture Holidays and Picture Winter coming up. Just thought you might want to check it out if you haven't. Anyway, thanks for sharing your photos!

Fearless Nester said...

Very lovely having a walk with you this evening. That movie piques my interest too! ~Lili

Alli said...

Beautiful as ever! My friend let me borrow a 35mm lens and I thought of you. Your shots have always been an inspiration to me.

Jill of All Trades said...

I love "just photos". I do that often but my photos are just not as beautiful as these. Thanks for the walk.

The Japanese Redneck said...

The 2nd and 3rd are my favorites.

Deb said...

I like all of them...