Sunday, January 30, 2011

Blue Monday, Mellow Yellow & Ruby Tuesday - Perched in Palm Springs, California USA

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These two guys are perched in a GREAT Mexican restaurant in Palm Springs, California USA
My husband and I perch ourselves there every so often too!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Watery Wednesday, Outdoor Wednesday / Sunset at Puddingstone Lake, San Dimas, Calfifornia USA

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Tonight's sunset from Puddingstone Lake in San Dimas, California USA

Watery Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday

Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink!
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I brought home some tulips from our local florist and then played with my Lensbaby Composer to get this shot.

Today's Flowers
This is My World Tuesday

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Mellow Yellow, Ruby Tuesday, Blue Monday, Midweek Blues - Under a Pier

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There were several pilings behind me as I took this photo because the tide was out so far.
It was a rather chilly day at the beach with a thick marine layer and wind.
But I think a bad day at the beach is still a very good day!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Cold Weather Fishing - Newport Pier, Newport Beach, California USA

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Fishing on the Newport Pier, Newport Beach, California
It was cloudy, damp and cold yesterday at the beach but, sunny and warm 30 miles inland.
What a difference a few miles can make!

SkyWatch Friday - Feeding Seagulls!

I was under the pier at Newport Beach, CA taking pictures when suddenly a mass of seagulls launched into the air and hovered overhead.

 This guy caught a morsel tossed from the side of the pier.
The beach was very damp, cold and cloudy...just a white sky!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Phun Phriday, Today's Flowers, Mellow Yellow, Ruby Tuesday & Color Carnival / ZOOM!

I had some PHUN playing with Photoshop again.
This is a 25% zoom using Photoshop Elements 5.
I would really like to accomplish this in camera.
Eventually I'll see what I can do.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Phun Phriday / Twirling Cocktail Umbrellas

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I had a little phun with my cocktail umbrellas in Elements 5.
A 10% radial blur got these umbrellas twirling!

Camera Critters / My Kitty

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This is my kitty photographed with my new Lensbaby Composer lens!
I think I am going to have lots of fun with this new toy!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Camera Critters, Mellow Yellow, Ruby Tuesday - Behind the Scenes of the Rose Parade, Pasadena, California USA

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I drove to Pasadena to 3 different locations where the float decorating was taking place.
If you saw the parade, either live or via t.v., you probably saw some of these images gracing the floats.
These beautiful horses were on the float which was dedicated to "Saving the Mustangs."
They are covered in various seeds to create their beautiful markings.

White mums are being applied to this cute little face!

This man is cutting dried flowers into tiny pieces.

These giant flowers are waiting to be covered in seeds and then they will support beautiful floral bouquets once mounted upon their float.

I also photographed buckets of white roses which are on my previous post.
You can see them here.