I noticed the ice on the mailbox when I took Sam's letter out to mail. It was somehow beautiful to me. I decided to mess around with the picnik again. So the following are two different versions of the same photo.
The original photo.
The manipulated one--black and white with red only on some parts of the mailbox.
Do you have any preferences? For example, how is it better aesthetically? Is there anything about either one which makes it pop at you?
Well, I'm not a professional, by any means. I'm just someone who likes taking pictures, yeah? Before about 18DEC10, I was using my cell-phone to take pictures (3.1 mp). It did a pretty good job; however, for Christmas, I received a Kodak Easy Share which has 12 mp and take much nicer pictures. I'm saving this year, so that next Christmas I can buy myself a much better camera! :) I hope you enjoy my photos.
11 February 2011
I took this photo of a tree on the other side of the backyard. The red, autumn-ey, colors on the tree when everything else around it was grey caught my eye. After I uploaded it, I went to Picnik.com and edited it with black and white coloring and then specially did the red of the tree and the brown/yellow/orangey color of the grass. What do you think?
Every morning, I walk to the mailbox to send the letter I write to my nephew, Sam, while he is at basic training. Last Friday was the morning that was expected to be snowy and cold. No snow! :( but it was really cold and icy. This temperature guage was sitting on the carport. I love how the ice froze onto it. I actually think it doesn't work anymore. :( But on the bright side, TODAY, as I was walking back from the mailbox, I saw the old bronze temp gauge--which has been spending the winter in the Bermuda triangle, I guess--just sitting there on the carport brick flower container. How did it get there? and where has it been? I'm not even joking, by the way.
03 February 2011
I took these pictures yesterday morning as I ran out--last minute--to the mailbox so that I could get Sam's letter in the mailbox before the mail-lady came. Sam is my nephew and he is--currently--at Lackland Air Force Base in Basic Training. I--being a former active duty member of the United States Air Force myself--decided that I needed (and wanted) to make sure I sent him a letter every single day that the mail runs whilst he is in Basic. Sometimes, I forget 'til about 8:30 a.m. So far, though, I haven't missed a day.
As I was running out to put the letter in the box, I noticed the temp. I remember thinking "I hope Sam realizes what kind of commitment I've put into his letters cos I really don't like being out in 19 degree weather!" Later--about 4 hours later--I went out to get the mail and I noticed that the temp had only risen by 5 degrees! Wow!! That isn't much, is it? I enjoyed my little moments though. Cold weather can definitely have its charm! :)
When we awakened Tuesday morning, the outside was seriously blechy! It was cold and rainy and nasty, but I was excited anyway cos it was the start of a four-day-lovely cold snap! I took this picture in between the blinds cos I didn't want to go outside yet. Since I took it from inside, the window and the screen are in between my camera lens and the lovely winter weather outside. Just so ya know why it is kinda blurry-ish. :)
I spent the day running around, enjoy the weather you see in the photo!