I’ll show more of my road trip pictures tomorrow because instead, I’d rather share these photos that I took after today’s rain.
I came home from work, determined to walk despite the weather but luckily the rain began to cease and I was able to take a good long one with George. While I was walking, I saw all sorts of beautiful sights. So after I was done, I headed out with the macro lens on the camera and the tripod.
I guess my thought was that I would take some photos and maybe one of them would be worthy enough to enter as a submission in Pioneer Woman’s latest photography group assignment.
Alas, I didn’t end up with anything worth submitting, and please don’t tell me that I did. This week’s assignment is “Macro” and you all know how many macro photos I take, but have you seen the competition over on her site lately? It’s daunting, I tell you. Lately, I haven’t even been entering. But I decided that’s just silly. And plus, it’s fun to see the other submissions in the Flickr group pool.
When I have time, that is. And I haven’t had a lot of time lately.
When we came home on Sunday, the first thing I noticed when I went out in the yard were the blooms on my beloved lilac bush. This is the bush that’s still hanging in there after being split in half by the old cherry tree that came down on it last fall.
For these photos, I used Florabella’s Antique (warm) texture coupled with Pure Milk, an overlay. They’re both from Set 1 of her Fine Art Textures. Soft light blending mode was used for all photos, at different opacity settings for each.
I thought this one was really cool. But my husband said no, it really wasn’t. He told me that the leaf in the front ruined the photo.
But I’m posting it anyway, despite the fact that I completely agree with him. And now I’ve ruined it for you, too I guess. Maybe you wouldn’t have noticed it if I hadn’t said anything.
But I think my favorite photo is this last one below.
I just really like the colors.
Lost is on tonight! And Glee follows it. Actually I’ll miss a half hour of that show and am wondering if Tivo is something I need to look into. And then there’s the book I’m trying to read, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, a novel by Stieg Larsson that looks pretty darn interesting. And all of my favorite blogs to catch up on . . .
There’s just not enough time in the day, is there?
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .