Two blog posts for the price of one — 21 Comments

  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS….so much texture and detail in every thing from the dogs’ fur to that piece of whirled art. OH how I love this photography!

  2. Good morning, I just lvoe your cute doggies. Great shots. And awesome before and after shots. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  3. “But wait!! There’s more!”
    My first laugh of the day – thank you!!!

    I know the lack of sunshine can be tough but the new challenges you’re giving yourself with your photography are really paying off with some great photos, and it sounds like, new skills. Plus, that’s a terrific shot of Torrey on the beach running towards you!

    • I’m glad I gave you a chuckle. The lack of sunshine is taxing at best. Those rare moments of sun are for getting the dogs out to run, that’s for sure.

  4. I have the same issue with the picker tool too!

    Love the photos of the puppies on the beach — they look so joyful and relaxed, even in the wine blowing all around!

    have a joyful and hopefully sunny weekend!

    • There has to be an easier way in Photoshop, I just haven’t found it yet. And yes, the wine is blowing, or flowing all around too. LOL

  5. I’m definitely feeling you on the misery of constant grey and drizzle. I don’t know how people in the Pacific NW (or England for that matter) keep from killing themselves.

    But you really appreciate the sun when you see it, don’t you?

    Looks like you really took advantage of the light. Love seeing the dogs in the new setting. And that sculpture is fascinating. Nice shots.

    • Someone told me Washington has the highest suicide rate in the country, and I can see why. The problem with the sun here, even when it’s sunny, it’s not really SUNNY.

  6. Mom says it is so amazing what we can do with photos today. It wasn’t that long ago, you had them developed and that was it. You either kept the photo, or you threw it out, but both options cost money. Young people these days have no idea how fun things are now and basically free too. Great photos as always! Mom is getting old talking about young people and the way things were!

  7. What a beautiful post and a perfect sea shell. I’m a big fan of shell hunting…you found a good one too
    Hugs to you and the pups madi and mom

  8. Love the photos of the dogs on the beach! :) Your edits to the sculpture are just wonderful, the great thing about many of these editing programs is that you can accomplish the same task many ways, so there is no “right” way to do something. :)

  9. I’m so glad that you saw the sunshine. I know that I am addicted to sunshine, living in place where it is sunny 300 days per year. I might shrivel up and never move in the pacific northwest! But, what a day you had. Your beach photos are fabulous. Both girls look very very happy!

    Love the after-before. You truly transformed it in a great way!

  10. I love the edited photo, it’s intriguing and would go so well in a contemporary decor. I also love the pics of the dogs on the beach, they look so happy! The tiny shell is so charming. If I were on that beach, I’d probably be checking through the rocks for fossils! :)

  11. I’m so glad for you that you finally got some sunshine. We were in a spell of rain, cold, and windy and it was such a relief when the sun finally came out today! The girls look happy for sure!

    I saw your After Before photo on Facebook and couldn’t imagine what the heck it was. LOL…I’m glad I finally got over here to check it out. Very cool…good job!

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  13. Photo edit looks great. Two ways you might be able to do it faster, given the shot:

    1/ instead of progressively selecting the background but by but, select the foreground you want. Then just do “select inverse” and you have what you need to blacken.

    2/ A kind of extra to #1 is to use the “selective color” tool instead of just the “select” tool. Since the foreground you want to keep is all grey, you can use the selective color tool to select it all in one foul swoop. Then select inverse and voila.

    Hope these ideas help.


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