Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Day in Haleiwa

My friend and I spent the day in Haleiwa.  I wasn't too excited about it when she suggested it, but I agreed because I haven't been out shooting much lately and I needed the diversion.  Once we got there, I decided to put some effort into it.

It was hot and I'm not a big fan of hot-weather photography.  But unlike hot weather in the northeast, there are always chances to cool off by getting into the shade or when the trade winds blow, so it was fairly tolerable for me today.

I'm pretty happy with some of the images I brought home.  
So I give thanks to my friend, Jackie, for giving me the impetus to get out there, for the stimulating conversations we had and for the great ideas for some creative uses for my images.  

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Bellows Beach

Last Saturday we went to Bellows Beach for the first time since I arrived in Hawaii.  It's one of THE most beautiful beaches on the island.  When driving down the road on the approach to the beach, there's a spot where, when you see the beach, you want to sing the Hallelujah chorus.  It's that glorious!

Anyway, we took Betty's grandson with us, and once there's a toddler in my viewfinder I'm a goner.  So, of the 150 shots I took, probably 100 of them were of the baby.  But, reason prevailed and I cut it down to a reasonable number for the photos I'm giving Betty....

....and even cut it down to my absolute favorite of the entire bunch for this blog. 

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Some More Photoshop Playing

I mentioned that I was taking an online photoshop elements course for digital scrapbooking.    This is one of the composites I created using one of my images of the Pow! Wow! event, gradients, frames, layers, and the different text functions.

Very fun.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Practice in Layers

I'm taking an online Scrapbooking Course in order to learn more about layers and the capabilities of Photoshop Elements.  This is one of my first creations.  Very fun.