21 May 2013 2 Comments
12 May 2013 Leave a Comment
I will sometimes create patterns with my Microsoft Photodraw under Distort and kaleidoscope. I will lock in the effect to add the next one as well as placing any other designer effect to enhance as desired. The above are some examples with the caption of what they were originally. The bottom galleries show how these effects were placed and the results.
26 Apr 2013 4 Comments
I am of part Native American decent but have never shown much interest in any of my heritage, due to I am from many people, a real mutt, an American.
I believe my green thumb and love of nature comes from the indigenous blood flowing inside of me. I would spend most of my time as a child in fields catching snakes and tadpoles, picking wild berries in spring and hazelnuts in the fall. I was taught about wild plants and would actually forage meals of nuts and berries where I lived many years ago. My father taught me to hunt and fish with respect to nature and the animals and I was actually given a knife to use when I was very young after given instructions on how to use it properly and safely. I used to think of myself as the “herb lady” but as you can tell from my blog, this kind of got away from me. I do only grow organic and still grow some herbs. Many died when I had my Akita who loved to pee on anything green. I think my large silver sage died of natural causes as they usually do.
Enhanced pictures taken from one of the Powwow’s held in Tecumseh Michigan years ago. I usually don’t take pictures but took a few of this one.
20 Apr 2013 5 Comments
in Photography, Simply Living, Weekly Photo Challenge Tags: 1970's music, 1980's music, 1982 Superbowl, balloons, hot air balloons, music, musical groups, Pontiac Michigan, up, Up With People, upbeat music, weekly photo challenge
Made me think of the old group, “Up With People.” Very big for a short time. Most people laughed at their upbeat message.
If you want to get high on life, click on the youtube.com video link and read some of the comments while you are at it!
12 Apr 2013 1 Comment
This truly is a post dedicated to change. I changed my Internet Explorer to 10 and was not able to access any photos in my library to insert into my posts. I just “changed” it back to 9 by deleting Internet Explorer from my recent upgraded programs on Windows 7 and voila’! So if any of you are having this problem, you can switch back only if you are still under the Windows 7 operating system.
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31 Mar 2013 Leave a Comment
in Jesus, Photography Tags: 2003 blackout, a sign, Christ, God, He is Risen, Jesus, Jesus Christ, King, King of Kings, life, manifestations, rainbow, Resurrection, sign from God, signs, Son of God, stain on negative, stain on rainbow, truth, way
You be the judge.
I have always called rainbows God’s promise for as long as I can remember. The picture you see is from a batch of photos to be processed the morning of the nations worse blackout in the summer of 2003. August 14th to be exact. I dropped off about 10 rolls of film to be developed on my way to work that morning, only to have all the power go out in our area later that day. I started wondering what condition my film might be in because of this. Anyone who knows anything about processing film knows that timing is crucial or the film is ruined. I prayed that my film did not get damaged but had to wait for days to find out because of the length the power outage lasted in my area.
All my pictures appeared to be ok as I began to examine them one by one. I started going through them to find one large stain on a picture and found the negative was stained from chemical residue. It appeared to me to be the figure of a king of olden times. Actually like the times when Christ lived. It appears to be a man with beard and crown in a robe holding a staff. The image was created during a really odd manifestation of “power”, man literally lost his. As a child of God, just sayin’.
In the first picture I have only sharpened this image and cropped it so you can see what I’m referring to. The second picture I negatived the image and enhanced the lines.