Monday, November 23, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #47

This old car might be older than I am...and that's old!  It's been buried on a river bank for decades, placed there when old vehicles were used to stabilize river banks in this area.  Several years ago, I began making the short walk from the highway down to the car to photograph it.  Today, it was frosty.  Joining with Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Be Still -- Pastels

It seemed strange to pull out the pastel props for this week's Be Still assignment.  After all, it's fall-moving-into-wintertime! Golds and browns are transitioning into grays..and even white (if it snows).  But I was able to use my dried peonies from last June--the first time I've ever dried a peony.  The pretty cup, also decorated with a peony, was a gift from my sister and it was the first time I've used it as a prop, too.  Pink was just a natural choice for pastel, and the grocery store had the perfect bunch of pink Gerberas.

Edited with kk_sweet treat

Edited with kk_dusty rose

Monday, November 16, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #46

We had our first snow this week, although it didn't reach the valley floor. We don't have to drive very far to snow, and today the temperature was several degrees below freezing, which "frosts" the trees and shrubs.  Joining with Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Be Still_52 -- A Crate

The assignment for Be Still_52 this week involves crates...create a still life with objects in, on, beside or otherwise related to a crate.   My "crate" of choice was a vintage bushel basket, still sporting most of a colorful Bartlett Pears label.  My other crate was a wooden box that once held wine...left in my possession by our chef son when he moved from Portland, Oregon to New York City 9 or 10 years ago.

Monday, November 9, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #45

I did it...I used an image from the same maple tree this week as last!  But the fall color of the young Crimson Maple tree is beautiful in its range of oranges and bronze.  (Now the leaves are all gone.)  This is one of those super-lucky shots: morning light on frosty leaves and recorded through my family room window with a telephoto lens.  I'm sure I couldn't duplicate it. ( I used a simple edit from Smart Photo Editor Studio, which darkened the background and accented the light.)  Joining with Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

A View of "Home"

I live in a valley, which is separated from an even larger valley just over a hill.  I drove "out north" several miles earlier this week, looking for some fall photographic subjects.  It wasn't the most successful drive, but I did end up with a view of the valley...the light-colored location on the other side of the trees.

Monday, November 2, 2015

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday #44

It seemed as if Fall arrived overnight after a long, hot summer--a dry summer.  The cooler temperatures moved in, and thankfully, so did some rain.  It isn't really enough to make up for the weeks of drought, but it is better than nothing.  At least there will be some moisture in the ground when the freeze comes...and it will come.  Meanwhile, the trees are sporting some beautiful colors. Our young Crimson Maple turns a beautiful bronze in the fall.  I'm linking up with Kent Weakley's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.