Archive for September, 2011

Before Turning Around

John and I visited Ithaca for the first time this weekend. I went to college there, and I really love that place. We didn’t have much time to spend, so we went to Buttermilk Falls State Park, one of the first places I went to myself. We hiked about 1/3 mile up the gorge trail, and got to here before turning around. Who wouldn’t love this place?

Before Turning Around

Frog Prince

When I took this picture, I wanted the frog to be the focus. When I was working on it, I couldn’t do anything to get him not to be the focus. This made me happy. 🙂

Taken inside the New Hampshire building at the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E), Springfield MA.

Frog Prince

I Can See My House!

What flying used to be like in the good old days when men would dress up in suits and use their film cameras to take pictures of things that probably wouldn’t come out. Especially not when he had the flash turned on. Taken at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

I Can See My House!

Washington Monument at Sunset

John and I have returned from our trip to Washington DC, which seemed a lot less crowded than last year. The Washington Monument was closed for safety after the unusual earthquake around DC on August 23rd, so at least it made sense that there wasn’t anyone there. Though I did notice while working on this one that I happened to catch John as he was taking pictures himself.

The sunset is mostly real…I did do a little tweaking of the colors in a new layer, then did a Linear Dodge blend. It was quite dramatic, so that top layer is set to 70% opacity.

Washington Monument at Sunset