Monday, 28 November 2011

Adobe Lightroom 3

I use Lightroom 3 for all my photo editing. It is all you really need...  I do use Photoshop CS5 but 95% of my photo editing is done in Lightroom.  White balance, noise, minor flaws, color tones, perfect subtle vignettes, perfect B&W, saturation and just keeping everything organized - it does it all. Direct uploading to facebook, zenfolio, animoto and organizing all your photos and their edits without touching the original file - no loss, ever. Love it.
If you take a lot of photos and want to edit them and keep them organized then you will want to check out Lightroom.
...and it is on sale. :)

$100 off the Full version of Photoshop Lightroom 3. Only $199 for a limited time, ends Nov 29th.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Playing with Smoke

because I was getting bored with water?
Here are the runners up for today's 365 photo of the day. The winner is posted on the 365 here.

 The Trumpet or a Phonograph?

The Candle from Beauty and the Beast (see his face?)
A Scroll Unraveling
The Dancer

Do you have a favorite?
Any thoughts on naming any of them?

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Playing With Liquids

The theme this week on the 365 group I belong to is "liquid" So I have been playing with various liquids this week - water, gin and club soda actually. :)

I love these challenges. They get me away from photos of stuff and force me to really think creatively.
Okay - tell me your favorite photo from the bunch.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Angela and Blair

October flew by - I was in Saskatoon for only 9 days last month and working 8 of those days. No complaints though. I wracked up those air miles and I was able to experience Niagara Falls, Hawaii and my whole family being together during October.
But time away from the ole MAC meant time away from editing photos.
I am now almost caught up and this weekend I was able to focus on a few slide shows.

Here is Angela and Blair's engagement photo session. The tender love these two very quiet people show for one another warms my heart.

I am so looking forward to their special day March 31st ..... also looking forward to a new grand baby March 28th or whenever she decides to make her appearance. Here is hoping she does not arrive the day of the wedding or I will miss out on those wonderful newborn photos. Remember Eva's slide show from her first few moments of life? One of my first and favorite slide shows.

Angela and Blair's slide show is also posted to their private gallery for all of Angela and Blair's family and friends.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Miss Eva Discovers Chocolate

Because when you are visiting Grandma and Grandpa  and Grandpa is having chocolate pudding, well it just makes sense to put chocolate on Eva's bananas.

And of course milk goes with chocolate....
We are having a hoot but apparently we have to give her back at 9pm.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

First Snow

It has arrived and so begins winter and all its beauty and challenges.

Saturday, 5 November 2011