Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Infatuation of the Digital Kind

My adult life has pretty much been ruled by a series of obsessions: interior design/antiqueing in the early to mid 90's, dieting/beauty/fashion in the late 90's and early part of the last decade, gardening ruled supreme from then until 2008 when I began my infatuation with digital photography in the garden and discovered POD( Print on Demand). Given my nature I fear for what is happening to my garden and pot ghetto. With the unusually cold weather I'm not even taking any new pictures ~ my backside is glued at every opportunity to my desk chair working willy nilly on everything I can think of trying to design in Photoshop and Paint Shop Pro. Since I have no training in graphic design this is a constant adventure of discovery.

I find the greatest pleasure in creating even the simplest things such as these dots...

I'm experimenting with layered images. This was created from images of Swamp Sunflower and a mum & aster combo.

I spent tons of time creating cards for my nieces for Christmas with their names- each one unique. Since a greeting card is 5x7 my thoughts were that they could be framed for their rooms.

In the holiday rush I missed out on sharing a few late autumn images. This dogwood tree is just off my front porch allowing for some great perspectives.

I like the soft focus of this oak leaf that was carried into my lawn by the wind.

I was thinking of creating something with this image~ quintessential North Carolina ~ Loblolly Pines and Carolina blue skies:)

Here's hoping we can all stay warm and enjoy the opportunites that winter

does bring.


  1. These are lovely! I can't remember how I landed here (through someone else's blog, or through Blotanical) but I'm making sure that I'll be back sooner rather than later. I'll join you in hoping that we stay warm and yet enjoy the winter...

  2. Isn't it fun to play? Your experimentation is wonderful! It's a difficult time of year to get out and find those great shots; here's hoping for a January thaw. :)

  3. nice post, i'm also getting into my digital photography, but not experimenting with the software as much....i'm rediscovering the job of observing and seeing what makes an image magical