Learn from Yesterday….

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”

Albert Einstein

An Old Buck's County Barn on a Cold and Dreary Winter Day

An Old Buck’s County Barn on a Cold Winter Day


The Ladder of Life

“If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up, set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you’re progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.” – Donny Osmond

It's the climb that matters.

It’s the climb that matters – take one step at a time.

Paint the World

“Your thoughts, words and deeds are painting the world around you.”  – Jewel Diamond Taylor

I’ve had a little mental lapse recently.  Blogging hasn’t come as easy.  I’m not sure if it is that I can’t decide on which images to post – I have been shooting quite a bit – or if it is the fact that the creative side of my brain has left for a sabbatical.  Whatever the case, tonight I ran across this quote and remembered  I recently took a lot of shots of some lilies.  In my editing process I had changed some of the images to appear as watercolor paintings.  The link between the image and quote is…painting.

As you have most likely noticed, the editing that I do to my images is minimal.  I am a pretty traditional girl and tend to stick to the way things are when it comes to my photography style.  Keeping it real, keeping it simple.  Every now and again, though, I do force myself out of my box.  What do you think?  Do you like this style of editing?  It doesn’t work for all images as this editing process removes detail and tends to blow things out a bit.  I’ve seen digital paintings, I now need to research what constitutes digital paintings.  Is it something as simple as this?

Lilly using a watercolor editing process in PS CS5

Original Image with only a color balance edit.

Same image, two very different editing styles.  Which do you like best, for this image?

Withdrawn…for a Reason

“Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.” – Miller Williams


It’s Never Too Late to BE

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot

Go out and BE before another day dawns, another week passes by, another month reaches out of your grasp, another year becomes history without you BEing.