Saturday, July 18, 2009

Print Some Photos For A Change

Today in my class we learned to make a 9-space collage. I've been fooling with my Cape May photos for over a year now, and so I decided to use them for my collage. I got quite a few pictures that I love on that trip. I'm also toying with the idea of having some of them printed out as 8 x 10's because Mpix has a sale going on this weekend on that size. They really do a beautiful printing job. I took advantage of their sale last week for a 16 x 20" and it came in 2 days and looks great.

Here's another collage I did of different treatments of the same photo. I just love this old grungy shack. I wish I could rent it for the summer and live there.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Small Town Fair

Every year our fire company sponsors a town fair. It's held on the town fairgrounds, a large lovely field surrounded by homes and playgrounds and war memorials. The fair comes and sets up all the rides and games and food stands and it feels like it could be 100 years ago and it feels like it could be nowhere but in the United States of America.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Amazing What A Little Dirt Can Do

This urn was interesting to me in the original, but since I took Jessica Sprague's free class this week, I decided to fancy it up.

I used the following three textures, which you just layer on top of your photo any old way that looks best to you. Then you use the Photoshop blending mode "soft light" to blend all the layers together.

I like what it did to the urn.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Vote Today

Today is the last day to vote for a wild-card player in the All-Star Game to be held next week. As a loyal Phillie's fan, I urge you to cast your vote for Shane Victorino, aka "the Flyin' Hawaiian" as the final NL All-Star. If you missed last night's game, Shane drove in a run in the bottom of the ninth for a Phillie win, but that's not all that recommends him as an All-Star. He's a great runner and is hitting over .300 so far this season. He's just an All-Star kind of guy.

I have to admit that last summer when the Phillies first started to show some promise, I thought his name was Shane Victor and "Victorino" was just the nickname Harry Kallas had bestowed on him. I would hear (because the game is always on in our house) in the background, Harry shouting. . ."and that ball is gone. . Victorino chalks up another one." So I was confused for a while why they called him "Victorino" and "the Flyin' Hawaiian." Until Bill set me straight.

Anyway, you can vote for him today here. He deserves it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July

What a perfect day to celebrate this great country of ours. Hope you have fun.