Sunday, January 16, 2011

Embarking on the P52 Journey

With my renewed interest in photography ---both with the camera and afterwards---I'm participating in the "P52" Journey organized by Darcy of "Life With My 3Boybarians."  Many photographers take part in 365 projects, taking and sharing a photo each day of the year.  Darcy, who also hosts "Sweet Shot Tuesdays, " has now started a "P52" Project, with a more manageable goal of one photo per week.   I think I can do that!

Although we add our photos to our Flickr galleries and then to the P52 gallery, I've decided to blog mine, as well.   These are my first three photos of 2011.  I hope to have each one be significant in some way....(I might run out of 'significance' before long, though!)
I worked on learning to shoot bokeh with Christmas lights; this bokeh shot of the candle in front of the Christmas tree was my last one before the tree came down after the New Year. 

With one $2 bouquet of white carnations, I spent at least half a day doing 'white studies' in macro. Then I added a soft focus preset.

Week #3 of P52 features my new knowledge gained through Kim Klassen's 'skinny mini e-course' in PhotoShop Elements.  I have wanted for so long to learn how to add textures, but I didn't understand layers.  Now I have basic knowledge I can play with.   This tree is one I'm photographing each month of the year; it's located about 8 miles from my house in a farmer's field.


Rosie said...

What a beautiful selection, Evelyn! I love your texture work! Isn't it fantastic to learn this with Kim - I'm taking her video lessons, too, and they are really great! This last photo would make a wonderful card - love also the quote on it! I'm looking forward to your P52 photos!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Gorgeous!! Each photo is stunnin gin its own right! That tree is breathtaking. Can not wait t see that one progress!

SouthernSass said...

I love them all - especially the bokeh! Textures are great fun! MCP Actions has a free texture applicator action that I use.

lisa said...

All of these are beautiful Evelyn, but that second one? Heaven!!!

lisa said...

These are just beautiful Evelyn!
The second one is Heaven!!!

Michelle said...

All of these are great. I love the way you captured the first one!