Happy New Year!!

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The snow plows, and crews were very, very busy this last week reopening all the major roads into and out of NV/CA. He-Man and I are so thankful for them!!! With their hard work and a break in the weather we took advantage on Christmas Eve day and went to Baby Girl’s for Christmas. Then we got stuck there for several days. We can’t complain!! 🥰 It was lovely hanging out with the them and boys a bit longer.

Yesterday our preferred route over Carson Pass opened up so we headed home.

I wanted to compose a new still-life for this year’s last post, but I haven’t had a chance this past week to do anything so I’ll end the year with an old image.

It’s been a year hasn’t it. Let’s hope 2022 is even better. I wish you all a very

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Nikon D700| Nikkor 35mm f/1.8D| PS CC 23.0.0

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Whatever Weds. Christmas Greetings!

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Believe. ” To believe in the wonder of the season is to see through the eyes of the heart.”~Flavia

Christmas Vignette

From our house to yours, may your holidays be wrapped in wonder and love.

Nikon D810| Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G| PS CC 23.0.0

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One Liner Weds. Foreign Languages Can Be Tricky

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Language Dictionaries

Last week He-Man and I made a trip over to see Baby Girl, The Handsome Surveyor, and the boys.

One afternoon 8 year old #1 Grandson came down the stairs to the top of the landing and said, ” Grandma, I can count to 6 in French! Wanna hear me do it?”

I replied, “Of course I do!” Picture this -his mom, and He-Man were also in the living room all ears now. #1 Grandson stood up tall, and as if on a stage at the top of the landing he began to count,

“Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cino, seis!!!”

It was perfect Spanish and I told him it was. 😂 Not French but, very well done!

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s One Liner Wednesday challenge. To participate and join in the fun click here.

Nikon D810| Nikkor 24-120mm| PS CC 23.0.0

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Whatever Weds. Fall Tablescape + 1

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Here are a couple of images I created for the Shooting for the Season’s course I’m taking.

Place setting-

Cozy dining table-

This week is lighting. I hope I can come up with a couple more creative and cute compositions for that!

Last week I went to Baby Girl’s for a few days and early one morning I had my morning tea on her deck, and had my camera handy. Out in the poison oak I spied a little bird so left my tea to cool on the deck and headed down to the field and sat on a little lichen covered rock and waited to see if the little bird would return to the poison oak bush. I didn’t have to wait too long.

It was a Ruby Crowned Kinglet Female.

Baby Girl and family are settling in nicely in their new home, and the boys love the space and freedom the land affords them, and number 1 Grandson is thrilled to be back in a live classroom making new friends, he likes his teacher, and he had a huge surprise on his first day in class. A classmate of his from last year has moved to the same town and is in his class! Small world!

It’s supposed to warm up today which will be nice since we’ve been having highs in the 50’s and lows in high teens lately.

I hope you’re all having a great week!

Nikon D810 w/ 50mm f/1.8G Nikkor lens and Fuji X-T3 w/ 100-400mm XF lens| PS CC 22.0.0

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Please Hold!

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Egg-mergenency Room

Life has taken another turn as I feared it might.  Baby Girl has been on Hospital Bed Rest since Thursday (yesterday). So, I stayed over there to help with #1 Grandson getting him to and from school, helping with homework, baths, etc. I’ll be spending the next two to two and a half weeks over there helping out.

The plan is still hoping Baby Girl can stay well enough to keep our Littlest in the womb until the 28th of this month. Should her blood pressure, and the protein in her urine continue to rise I’m sure they’ll induce her labor sooner.  We’re keeping our fingers crossed and praying Preeclampsia doesn’t strike her again! Baby L is doing very well through all this thankfully!

While over at her house I won’t have access to my images and typing on my Kindle and cell phone isn’t always great so, I’m putting blogging on hold for a bit, but I’ll do my best to keep up with you all.

I hope the next time I post it will be with great news. 😃🍼👶

Nikon D700| Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D| SunDisk Digital Film| PS CS6

Wild Weds. 7/52 Wild 4 You!

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For Valentine’s Day. “)

Wild 4 YOU

I composed and shot this image back in 2014.   Since I hadn’t thought of anything else to compose for today I thought why not publish it for Wild Wednesday?

I did change what the Sweetheart said to fit both of today’s themes using Photoshop CC.  Here’s a quick run down on how I did that in case you’d like to know how I did it.

Firstly, I created a new layer then I grabbed the spot removal tool and erased what the Sweetheart said.

Next, I grabbed the Horizontal Text Tool and switched my paint/text color to bright pink, changed the font size to 6pt I think it was then I typed the first line WILD. Then I summoned the Free Transform Tool to turn the text to the right direction, then summoning the move tool I moved it into place.

I did that two more times for the number 4, and word YOU!. Then I saved the whole thing as a PSD file.  After that I added a new layer and cleaned up a few specular highlights on the ceramic figures then I merged the layers, resized it for the web, added my watermark, and saved it as a JPEG.

There is more than one to change the word on something like this, and probably an easier way too, but that’s how I did it. 🙂

I hope you all have a sweet day!

Nikon D700| Nikkor 105mm| Lexar Digital Film| Continuous Lights right and left with light modifiers| PS CC 2018

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An Abundance of Cheer!

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My week-end wish for you. 🙂

Still-Life

Nikon D700| AF-S 24-70mmG @ f4| 1/320s| ISO 200| Manual Priority| Matrix Met| Hand-held

Strobist- SB910 @ 1/4 pwr camera left low-ish bounced off ceiling; triggered via Commander Mode in camera.  ( After composing and developing this image in 2014 it’s been marinating on my back up drive) and published now.  Marinating an image can be a good thing! I hated this image back then, but like it now. 🙂 Time is a wonderful thing to perception, and feelings.  There’s a great lesson here to those who are listening and seeing. 🙂

Texture “savor” by Kim Klassen

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