Thursday, July 31, 2008
These Tiger Lillies and Sweet Peas are in another neighbor's yard. They live behind me. They have a huge house we all jokingly call the Munster House. Don't get me wrong, it's a gorgeous house, it's just a very large older house. I probably would have done better with a wide angle lens for this shot, but I don't have one. Only a 75 - 300 mm zoom lens, so I make do with it.
This is a close up of one of those Tiger Lillies.
This is back to the other neighbor's place. This is another large Hibiscus. It's in their front yard. I got the shot over-exposed, so I did my usual playing around with it. Darkened then over contrasted it.
And yet, another Hibiscus from the same yard. I had several more pictures from yesterday, all of flowers but I ended up losing them because my computer had a brain fart! I had already deleted the pics from the camera, so I will have to pester Lori and ask her to put the memory card on her computer and recover the lost pictures. My computer doesn't have that capability, but hers does. She stopped over yesterday afternoon and brought me a CD of my horse show pictures that were on her computer. She did have to keep some off the website though, because of being out of focus, or over exposed. Hey, give me a break, I'm new at this photography thing! I'm still trying to figure this camera out. I still don't know much about f-stops and aperature. I mostly know about setting the ISO for proper lighting and focusing. She is taking me to another horse show next weekend. August 9th & 10th. It will be in New Castle, Indiana. Quite a bit closer than Rochester was. But we will still be staying there, instead of driving back and forth. Mom should be getting out of the hospital today. They cancelled her pet scan and chemo yesterday. Needless to say, she was not a happy camper. She will have to go back over, I believe she said on Sunday for one of the procedures. She was a bit loopy when I talked to her yesterday. They have been switching her between Morphine and Toradol for her pain.
Gonna go for now and crawl back into bed for a while! I need all the beauty sleep I can get!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
The same happened with this shot below, but slightly different effect.
Lori has the rest of my pictures on her computer and I will have to wait until she gives me the disk. My mother called me earlier. She is still in the hospital and will be until either tomorrow afternoon or some time Thursday morning. The biopsy came back positive for cancer of the liver, but the good news is that it is treatable, so she will start chemo tomorrow. She also still has to do a pet scan to try to find the origin of the cancer. The doctor says that it didn't originate in the liver, but they don't know where else it could be until they do the pet scan. Please keep her in your prayers. Gonna get off here for now and get ready to go to work. :(
Monday, July 28, 2008
Gonna go for now. Have a lot of errands to run, including going over to Ball Memorial Hospital to see my mother. She still has not gotten the results of her biopsy from Friday. They are still doing tests. She may get to go home either tomorrow or the next day. She doesn't know yet. I'll try to post again tonight. Love ya Lisa
Friday, July 25, 2008
These flower shots are from Wednesday. Taken at my neighbor the next block down. Of course, this first one is a Hibiscus.
I'm not really sure what the one above is. Their flowers are growing all bunched together. Almost can't tell one plant from another.
And last, just another shot of a Hibiscus.
I will be going with Lori this weekend to a horse show. This will be the first time I've been to one. I am mainly going to help with the computer end of the photography, but I will also be taking some pictures. I hope they turn out good! Keep your fingers crossed for me. Toes too if possible! LOL
My mother was admitted to the hospital this afternoon. She is having a bunch of tests run. Very strong possibility of cancer. She has been complaining of severe pain in her sides and back. They did an ultrasound a couple of days ago, and bloodwork today. She doesn't know how long she will be in there. Please keep her in your prayers. We lost my grandmother, mom's mom, 3 years ago to cancer. She was diagnosed almost at the same age as my mother is now, maybe a little bit younger.
I am going to get off here now. I probably won't be back on to post until Sunday evening when we get back home from the horse show.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
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Sorry I didn't post last night. Fell asleep at my computer again! I was up editing pictures. This bug is a Cicada(not sure of spelling). We always used to call them katydids. I was sitting outside Monday night playing with Mouse, one of the neighborhood cats, and she started playing with this bug. Michael went in and got a dish and caught it and put it in the maple tree. I think Mouse got it anyway.
This pic is one of my white hibiscus. I was playing around in Photoshop last night. This effect is neon glow blue.
This is Charcoal and Chalk. The yellow came into play because I had chosen that color for a different project and it stayed in this one.
This one drove me crazy! I was playing around with all the different filters to see what the effects would be. I got this effect from a single filter, but for the life of me, I have no idea which filter is was. I even tried them all again, never got the same effect! Just my luck!
These are two Cicada shells. One was on the trunk of the tree and the other was on the handle of a shovel propped against the fire pit in the neighbor's yard. I put them on the low branch to take the pic. I would have used more, but they were all out of my reach. I'm a little on the vertically challenged side. In other words, SHORT! That about does it for now. I may see you again tonight.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
This is yet another hibiscus in my next door neighbor's yard. He has 2 white hibiscus and 1 purple one. They are very pretty. There were only 3 blossoms on the purple, so it was hard to get a nice shot.
I really like the white hibiscus. These 2 bushes are the only white hibiscus I have ever seen that don't have the yellow center. They are solid white, as the purple one is solid purple, without the red center.
This is just a weed. It is called Queen Ann's Lace. I darkened it, then over contrasted it for this effect. I know, I get bored easily! LOL
Personally, I'm getting tired of the tiger lillies, but when I rarely venture out of the yard, not a lot of variety! Gonna get off here before I fall asleep again! Hopefully I will see you tomorrow.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
This is a shot of the judge's bench, taken from the gallery.
This is a shot of the audience gallery. Note how old the seats are. They kind of remind me of the old movie theater seats.
This is a shot of the gallery from behind the bench.
This mural is located on the second floor. The middle is the county and the four to either corner are the county's four townships. Washington, Harrison, Licking and Jackson. Lori and I both live in Licking Township.
I had to take this out the kitchen window. I washed all my windows today. The one in the kitchen, I took the screen out because one of my hummer feeders is outside it and the screen hinders picture taking.
Poor Salem got his quarterly bath this evening. He actually doesn't mind it. He's not to crazy about the lathering up, but he likes the rinsing off. I use the hand-held shower and put it on massage. It feels good to him, plus it gets the shampoo out faster. Yes, another lilly picture. I just wanted to show you what I do to these pics. The one on top is shown as shot.
This one is the exact same picture, but I over-contrasted it to get this effect. As you can see, the original pic is slightly blurred toward the top. So rather than deleting the pic, I did something different with it to make it still useful.