Photo post-processing on a #caturday

Finding a theme

When you’re not a writer and when you have too many hobbies to count, it becomes difficult to post on a blog with any consistency. First, you have to have something to post about.  Then you have to make the time to write the content and find appropriate photos.  Well, thanks to Georgia always posting #caturday photos on her FaceBook page, I have decided to start with making one #caturday post a week.  Afterall, I have two cats so it will always be an easy post!  Wrong!  The cats are no where to be found this morning!  Apparently, they do not wish to cooperate with my plan.  That’s ok, though, I have archives of many potential #catruday photos!  No one ever said that #caturday photos need to be current photos!

Sparky 2016

In the process of searching for an appropriate photo, I discovered some photos that I shot a couple of years ago and ended up playing around with them in my HDR software.  I am finding the results fun and interesting, though not particularly realistic.

Ontario Beach Park July 1, 2016

Harbor Town Belle – Genesee River June 25, 2016

So, this isn’t just a #caturday post afterall, but this is ok too.  I don’t have to make this blog about just one thing.  And now, I am off to shoot more photos with which to play with in all my post-processing software.

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happy New Year

So here’s a hearty welcome to 2018. I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions. After having breakfast with a friend yesterday, I drove up to Ontario Beach Park to take a few photos. For the most part it was way too cold to be taking photos, however, it was rather nice being out there without all the crowds you have to contend with during virtually all other times of the year. It was very peaceful. So, while I’m not calling this a resolution, I will attempt to get out more with my camera.

Life happens …

Life throws us a curveball and we forget about following through on things like finding something to be grateful for each day. When someone near and dear to you ends up in the hospital, it serves as a reminder of what the important things in life are. For the past three days I’ve been grateful for the ambulance crew who acted so professionally and treated their patient with care and respect. I’m grateful for all the hospital staff providing great care. I’m grateful for coworkers who step up to help. I’m grateful for Michael who is always there for us.

Patience

I forgot to post my gratitude for yesterday. That makes me especially grateful to be human and even more grateful for the human capacity to forgive, especially the capacity to forgive one’s self.

November is for giving thanks..

Too many people today get roped into all the negative thoughts and drama. I see this every day in my work. I can’t think of a better way to get this blog moving forward than to work on being grateful for something each day during the month of November.

Today I’m grateful for the opportunity to have a blog on which to write.

A trip for a wedding…

I never would have imagined that my youngest son would be the first of the three to marry, but May found my mother and me traveling to North Carolina for his wedding. It was a long trip, but very well worth it!  I’m quite pleased that Brandon and Angela were married on May 24th and that not only have a I gained a daughter, but two granddaughters as well.  Welcome to the family Angela, Mina and Lilith!

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This photo was taken the day before the wedding and is one of my favorite photos of the weekend.  Those smiles just melt my heart! The wedding was held in the back yard of Angela’s parents house and was absolutely beautiful.  Angela did a wonderful job at planning and getting everything all taken care of.  Many thanks to her parents for hosting this happy event!

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I was also able to spend some time with my middle son, Kevin, and his wonderful fiance’, Laura which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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One of the best aspects of the whole trip though, was all the time I was able to spend with my mom.  Thanks mom for joining me!  I’m so happy you came and were able to also spend some time with your grandsons!  I’m most very blessed to have you as a mother. I love you!

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