Thursday, March 31, 2011

Promise Of Spring

I love that first green of the year - it's so fresh and yet soft and full of promise! Especially when a short sun break highlights a little leaf that's pushing forward to see the world.

I hope the sun is shining at your place, too, driving away rain (or even snow) clouds!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Creative Exchange

It was raining the whole weekend and temperatures were far too low, and the same was predicted for today. Completely unexpected, the sun made its way through the clouds in the afternoon, so I really had no choice ;-) but to grab my camera and take a little photo walk to find something beautiful for Lisa's Creative Exchange.

Lisa, this one is for you - hoping that you've seen the last of snow for this season and spring is here to stay!

Have a wonderful start into the week everyone!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On The Streets

Ever since I took Darrah Parker's course "Slice of Life Project" I'm drawn to look at people's feet - and I love to photograph them, too. Though it's still very hard for me to take pictures of people (yes, even if it's only their feet), but I do find it a bit easier when concentrating not on their faces but on the ground, hoping they won't notice my taking photos.

So here is another contribution for Justine's "Movement in March" and I guess you have to be prepared to see a few more feet...

As I like the black and white version here, I'll also link it up to Black and White Wednesday.

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

From Our Hearts

I first read about the 1,000 cranes at Maureen's blog and then also at the Mortal Muses. Now, I'm not very talented when it comes to crafting, I'm all thumbs as soon as paper, scissors, glue and the likes are involved, but I decided to give it a try anyways, maybe just to have the feeling to be able to DO something.

Equipped with a nice piece of paper (maybe a little bit to thick) I started out with a video tutorial I had found at You Tube and was able to follow it up to a certain point and then I somehow missed how to turn and fold my paper. I was quite frustrated and told my husband about it over lunch. He offered to help me with it but I turned that offer down, knowing that such undertakings often end in a quarrel as ... ahem... I'm not always the most patient person... ;-)

Well, to cut it short, he took a piece of paper and a look at the video and started folding. I came up behind him, looking over his shoulder to see if he got it right, and then suddenly we were both peacefully folding our papers, helping each other over some difficulties and then - tada! - two cranes finished.

I processed the photo of our cranes with one of Kim Klassen's textures and I will link it up to Lisa's Creative Exchange, were you will find at least one other crane as I just discovered. As Lisa suggested, I will add our cranes to this flickr group and maybe you'd like to give it a try, too.

Have a great start into the week!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Creative Exchange

Today I tried something new, something I've always wanted to try, and what better opportunity with a theme like Justine's "Movement in March" and Lisa's Creative Exchange to give it a go.

I'm sure you know those pictures of flowing waters that look so dreamy and a bit like cotton candy... I opted for that. I grabbed my tripod and went to a little creek nearby. The result isn't quite what I had in mind but I was having a lot of fun trying all sorts of settings. I adjusted the levels a bit and then cropped it into a square - inspired by Kat's "Exploring with a Camera". The perfectionist in me was debating whether to post a photo I'm not quite satisfied with... but, well, here it is.

Have a wonderful and safe start into the week!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Macro Friday

Texture: Kim Klassen

This yellow caught my eyes as I passed a farmers' market and now this beauty is sitting at my kitchen window, of course not before being captured for Macro Friday. I haven't been there for quite a few weeks and I'm so curious to see all the beautiful macros there.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Little Thank You

Texture: Kim Klassen

Thank you all so much for your nice and encouraging comments! It really means a lot to me and I appreciate it so much!

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Time is moving so fast, racing would be the more appropriate word, and much too fast for my liking. I feel like I've been hit by a wave, drawn into the sea and struggling to keep my head above the water. Very exhausting and not much fun... So I decided to go with the waves and adjust my rhythm.

I plan to carve out more time again for all those things I love and miss like photographing, playing around with textures and PSE, posting, reading your blogs, contributing to my flickr groups and also admiring the fabulous photos there. I'm aware that it won't work at once and I will get hit by a wave once in a while again, but it's a plan, isn't it?

Today's photo is from my archives - I chose it as it fits my feelings so perfectly. I'll link it up to Lisa's Creative Exchange, where you'll find a great post and interesting links over the next few days. This is also my first contribution to Justine's March theme, which is a real challenge for me.

I hope you have a great start into the week!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...