Friday, January 21, 2011

A lovely start to the day..

The sky Thursday morning was absolutely dreamy.  I mean, seriously, it was amazing and beautiful and heavenly and I think I could go on and on about it..but instead I'll just show you some pictures!  Anybody else catch it??  I ran out there in my pj's, barefoot and all, so I could snap these.  One of the things that I love about my little plot of land is that even though there are houses on all sides of us, we also have trees all around us, which makes the sky a real unique backdrop to the bare tree limbs silhouettes.  The trees also offers us (a little) privacy so I didn't feel too silly out there in the freezing cold in my 'jammies snapping away..


I added a Color Grunge texture layer with the blending mode set to "soft light" then adjusted the opacity a smidge.  Then I took it into Picnik where I added the text and border.

and then, she {snapped}

PhotoStory Friday
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P.S. I have been wanting a gallery wrapped canvas of one of my photographs  for a looong time but every where I have found has been a tad expensive (and believe me, I have looked at a lot of places on line).  Until I found Za Za Gallery.  I actually follow them on twitter and saw last week that they were giving a few FREE 16x20 gallery wrapped canvases to people.  All you had to do is e-mail them to see if you qualify for the give away and send them a high resolution jpg and they will mail you the canvas in about a week.  Sure enough, my package came to me yesterday and I ripped open the box like it was Christmas. 

Wow.  It looks great.  Seriously.  And I'm not just saying that because it's one of my photographs :)  It's  a picture that I took of the beach and the Great South Bay in New York over the summer and it is just what I needed to look at to get me through the rest of winter!  The colors are so saturated and bright.  The image is so crisp and clear.  The wrapping is seamless.  The turn around time was fast.  And the prices are amazing.  It still would have only cost me $68 for the 16x20 if I had to pay for it..and I do plan on ordering more from them in the future. Oh, and it's family-run and (..even though I shop at Walmart..), I try to support the "little man" when I can. 

So, you should definitely check them out, look at their prices and go ahead and order one.  And/or you should start following them on Twitter because yesterday I saw they were still running the promotion of a FREE 16x20 gallery wrap..


Ashley Sisk said...

Great tip on Za Za gallery and I love your SOOC shots...the color is already so amazing.

Anonymous said...

OMG...I love the first edit. WOWOWOWOW!!! :)

Stephanie said...

yes your sunrise is close to me sunset great pictures

Powell River Books said...

Love the stark branches against the warm coloured sky. Glad you got your print made, and the price sure was the right one. - Margy

Susan said...

Thanks for the tip on Za Za; I’ve been looking for a place that does stretched canvas! Can’t wait to try them out! I love your sky pictures, the first SOOC is great as is, but the texture is fun as well.

Anonymous said...

I'm a new follower from Photo Friday-the colors are stunning in your pics-great shots!

Deb said...

Love your sky shots and I enjoyed reading your about me, too. Sounds like a fun experience living in New York for a while. Good luck with your photography business!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos.

rachel said...

amazing photos. looks so cold, but so beautiful! and I love your grungy edit too.