Thursday, November 18, 2010

You Capture: What inspires you?

One thing that really inspires are all of the awesome photographers and photography blogs I have discovered. Chances are if you are reading this then YOU are who I am talking about. Aside from participating and sharing photos in the many challenges out there I have been inspired to move outside of my comfort zone with my photo editing. I use Picasa which isn't very fancy but I tend to always use the "feeling lucky" button and then one click on "sharpen." So, this week while I was waiting in the car for one daughter to finish her piano lesson, I snapped a picture of my oldest daughter's first grade reading beads. I thought it was the perfect picture to venture out with some enhancements that I normally wouldn't use and share. Thanks to all those creative and artsy people out there who are so generous to share their experiences, secrets, and photos I have learned a thing or too and have found some great communities of photographers who support each other! And most importantly, I like what I came up with! Thanks for the inspiration!
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13 comments:

  1. Wow, that necklace(? not quite sure what reading beads are) really photographed well,love the way the beads captured the light!

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  2. What a beautiful necklaces - makes for a beautiful photo.

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  3. Beautiful photo, I love the colours and the light shining through the beads!

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  4. Love the bright colors! But I have to ask, what are reading beads?

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  5. Thanks! In first grade the kids count and track the number of books they read by adding beads to their necklace each month. Once they reach a certain number they can choose sparkly beads. Those are my favorite ones.

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  6. Very, very cool picture! You did great with editing. I also edit with Picasa. I have Photoshop Elements but haven't spent enough time on it to learn how to use it. BUT I LOVE PICASA and I love Picnik too.
    This is beautiful. Happy YOU captured that.

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  7. I love the picture, too. I too use Picasa but want to learn Photoshop one of these days. After learning how to use my new camera, that is. You've got a new website design! It looks wonderful.

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  8. I love how the beads catch the light. I have PSE but I use Picasa all of the time too. My main goal is to capture the best photo I can out of my camera so I don't have to edit at all. I think it's because I find Photoshop to be so difficult to learn.

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  9. Editing is something that I'm still new at and don't do a whole lot of, but it's fun to play around with it. I like what you did with the picture.

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  10. What an awesome idea (and photo). I need some reading beads!

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