Autumn is coming to Kansas. The days are getting shorter and the light is amazing right now. I went out for a walk to see what I could find in the changing Landscape. I found som really pretty things 🙂 These were shot with my Nikon D800, Lensbaby Edge80 optic then edited in Photoshop with ASE6. I am loving the Kodak Faded preset mixed with a bit of light filter. So pretty!
New items in the shop today!
I spotted these dried roses on my work table and was smitten by the colors so of course I had to take some photos. I ran the Simple Cream, GeorgiaPeach and Silk Blend actions from MCP along with some of her Mood Ring overlays that were also included in this set. Love the subtle matte tones these actions can create. I then added some linen textures from 2 Lil’ Owls Studio to gove the images a vintage feel. It’s always a good day when I have time to play in my studio. Click on the images to see them in my shop!
I loved these Summer pink daisies so much I had to bring them home and throw them in a Mason Jar to brighten up my kitchen. Of course I had to take some photos of them using my new Sweet 35 optic for my Lensbaby. I wanted the pink to really pop so I used a little color pop action from Florabella to enhance the color. I then added a bit of texture to give it a vintage feel. Imagine having these images to brighten up any room in your house all year long. How would you hang them? In a vertical row? Horizontal Row? Diagonal Row? The possibilities are amazing.
Just a quick peek of some flowers in my kitchen. Taken and edited with my iPhone and the 100 cameras in 1 app. Love how bright these turned out.
- April in Full Bloom (with downloadable prints) (ideeli.com)
- Sunday .. a day of sun .. enjoying the beauty of flowers and the joys of flying. (mylifeisreallyinthegarden.wordpress.com)
- iPhone Photography – Part 2 (juridicious.com)
My lovely friend Lisa allows me to pick her pretty pink Peonies every year. Today I was at Target and saw this turquoise vase that I thought would set them off nicely. So off I went to pick some Peonies to photograph. I thought I might show you the difference between three of the Lensbaby optics since each one has distinct qualities.
Let’s begin with the Double Glass Optic whose main feature is tack sharp center focus with radial blur. I really like the drama of this optic.
Next is the Soft Focus Optic which creates velvety soft focus. I haven’t used this optic much but I love the painterly effect on this vase of peonies.
Finally, the Edge 80 Optic with it’s slice of blur and adjustable aperture. You know I adore this optic. It hardly leaves my camera. For me this optic has the sharpness of the Double Glass and the ability to soften areas like the Soft Focus Optic all in one lens.
I really enjoy the flexibility the Lensbaby system gives me. I don’t have all of the optics…yet. Someday. I wold love to know which optic you like best. Leave a comment so I know you were here.
- This Gadget Turns Your Lensbaby Kit Into a Tilt-Controlled Arsenal – Gizmodo (gizmodo.com)
- Purple Spring Iris (gallery32.wordpress.com)
- Peonies (justrestingup.wordpress.com)
It’s too cold to be outside shooting today, so I picked up some yellow tulips at the grocery. I needed a splash of color today. I edited these with the newest Classic Workflow actions from Florabella. I have only had a day to play with these actions and I can tell I will have so much fun using them to edit future shoots. These are now listed in the shop and you can pop over there by clicking on the photo. I will be sharing some images from my latest portrait session tomorrow so be sure to stop by.
This Summer I began to see these bib necklaces pop up everywhere. Covered in fabric flowers and beads I wanted one to dress up my t-shirts. I decided to make one for myself. After wearing it out a few times my girlfriends began to want them as well. So I thought I would make a tutorial to show you how I make these. Pretty easy peasy!
First you need to gather your materials. You will need:
6 felt circles, about 2″ diameter
45 fabric circles, 2″ diameter, 15 for each flower
Ribbon for necklace
Begin by cutting out all of your circles and organize them into 3 piles for each necklace. Next, take one fabric circle and fold it in half and then into a triangle. Glue the triangle at the fold.
Now you want to start gluing the triangles to the felt circle base. Start in the middle and then work your way out to the edges.
Here are two finished flowers. You can see that I added a rhinestone bead to the middle and then glued the triangles around it to the edges.
Now we need to attach the flowers to the ribbon. Do this by gluing the ribbon to the back of the flower and then gluing one of the felt circles over that.
And here is the finished necklace. I hope you make one of these for yourself and rock it out with your favorite jeans and t-shirt.
I bought these Hydrangea at the grocery store today because they were cheap, $6.00, and they are my favorite flower. You don’t really see Hydrangea this time of year so I jumped at the chance to take photos of something that is not grey and blah. I was really drawn to the subtle blue tips and wanted to enhance them a in processing. Shot outside on an overcast day between raindrops, the tones are light, crisp and bright. It is supposed to be sunny tomorrow so hopefully I can get out to take some photos. Until then, head over to my etsy shop and check out the BOGO sale on 8×8 prints. You can get two photos for $25 and free shipping!