From Clicking to Creating-Something New, Something Blue
The Dogwood challenge this week is Alphabet. Either find objects, or create something that makes a word. This was a new idea for me, and this image came to me as I would walk through the woods where we had been camping. There was such a variety of natural plants, that I knew I could make a word easily. Of course that word needed to coincide with what I was using, so Nature it is.
The feathers are from my feather collection. Whenever I find a beautiful feather, I have to pick it up. I’ve been doing this for years, and so I have a nice little variety. I placed my gray board under a tree, so I could use the natural filtered light. Once I got the letters created, I moved the board around until I was happy with the lighting.
I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
The color blue. That’s the prompt from 2 Lil Owls this week.
Since I had my feathers out for the previous image, I thought I would get more blue ones together for this photo. I love my blue jay feathers. I only have a few that I picked up in a friends yard in Colorado several years ago. The small blue one, is from a mountain bluebird.
Blue water in the thermal area of Yellowstone. Yes, it really is that blue.
Have you ever created an alphabet image? If yes, what did you do?
We have been in Bozeman, MT. for the Sweet Pea show this past weekend, which was good, then zipped to Jackson yesterday to get ready for our show this weekend. Busy, busy, to say the least. But it’s a good busy.
Since we were only 20 minutes from Yellowstone for the past 10 days, we have since moved onto Bozeman, MT. we decided to do A Day Trip in Yellowstone National Park. We got up early Tuesday morning in the hopes of beating the crowds, and getting some good light. Our first stop was the midway geyser basin. This is where the Grand prismatic is, and I was hoping to get some shots of it.
It was a chilly morning, right around 40 degrees, and as we approached the thermal area, we could see the steam coming from all the different vents. Pretty interesting sight. People always think the Native Americans must have been confused by this area, because they assume they didn’t understand. I think it was just the opposite. I think the white explorers found this area, and were scared to death because they couldn’t comprehend what was happening.
We stopped in the fountain paint pot area first. There are several hot pools here, and small geysers. Since it was cold it was really steamy, which was a fun way to see it.
This week the Dogwood 52 prompt is, Photographers choice. I thought, oh easy, I can do that no sweat. Pffftttt. Unless you have a ton of photos you like, or can’t really narrow it down to one single image.
In the end I went with this one. I worked on this photo forever. I tried different texture layers, different crops, just different everything. I think that’s why I picked it for this week.
I couldn’t decide which I liked the most. This is the same photo, only cropped in more portrait style, and with no texture layer added.