Roses and Textures

One thing I particularly enjoy about post processing my photos is learning new things. Joining a monthly texture club encouraged me to stretch my skills, see what others did, and enhance my photographs.

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The Terracotta Army

The Terracotta Army has come to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and it’s awesome. The figures are over 2,000 years old, mostly undamaged and full of exquisite detail. They’re big too! I expected them to be much shorter, based on the size of the clothing I saw during the exhibit for The Forbidden City.…

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I’m Watching You

Dear family and friends – Yes, it’s me the beagle again, back to tell you more stories about Mom. Did you know how sneaky she is? How is a beagle to get his beauty sleep when I have to maintain a constant vigilance? For example:

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Life Goes On

Gretchen Rubin has often said: The days are long, but the years are short. I realized that part of why I’m not blogging is that I’ve been busy with so many other things. It’s not good or bad, it’s a season in life. Last year, my favorite boy toy and I traveled extensively, both in-state…

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2016 Word – Hustle

In the early part of 2016, I used One Word to frame the year and my intentions. The word that chose me was “hustle” after I’d done Jon Acuff’s “30 Days of Hustle” in January. Although I’d initially picked something else as my word, it became apparent that was to be my word this year. I…

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Finding New Hobbies

As this year has gone on, I found myself needing some new interests. Unfortunately, very little appealed to me. I finally set the following criteria: It could not require hours behind a computer. I spend all day in front of a screen for my job and I can’t do it at home all night and…

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Missing: A Personality

I seem to have lost my personality recently. My “part-time” job has been fairly high stress due to some turnover and I’ve been working a lot of hours to transition, streamline, and meet tax due dates. I’ll get those hours back, but not for a while. If you want to discuss Excel functions and formulas,…

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ABFriday: Derelict Boat

Happy New Year! And what better way to start the year off than with After Before Friday, sponsored by Stacy Fischer at Visual Venturing. To see how other photographers interpreted this month’s photograph, click here. This month’s selection came from Laura Macky, whose past participation encouraged many of us to up our game after seeing…

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