Yee-haw! It's my turn to share my hobby with you today--Photography! When I planned this Hobby Hoedown event I thought we would be on vacation so I didn't want to invite a guest, then desert them. No vacation this week, but still happy to share this hobby with you.
I enjoy taking pictures of my family, friends, flowers, and nature. Well, you'll see what I mean. I have taken a couple of photography classes, but I take photos for fun so I'm not too serious.
I can spend hours playing with them in a program to crop, brighten, use special effects, etc. I use Picasa. It's free to download and a Google product so I can easily share photos on my gmail account and make web albums (but I don't.) There are so many possibilities with Picasa.
I took a class on Adobe Photoshop, but the version we learned is not the version I have downloaded on my laptop, so I haven't taken the time to figure it out.. If I did, I'd spend even MORE time playing with the photos.
I add my photos to my blogs and website. That way there's no worry about copyright usage since I own the photos. And I can use my photos for greeting cards, signs, and even recipe books which I make using The Print Shop 22.
The Alaska Journal on this blog is filled with photos from our trip last summer. You can imagine how many photos I collected on this trip. It was hard to narrow down four or five for the blog post for the five part journal. Click Alaska Journal to see the posts and pictures.
If you have time, take a peek at some of the latest photos I've taken this spring/summer. (Note..there are no pics of my grandkids! LOL)
|Flowering trees burst with blooms this spring.
|Arboretum Park--my favorite place to stroll
|Sunset near Sarasota, FL
|I never tire of taking photos of regal palm trees, Florida
|Yes, roses. Gotta have roses on the J.Q. ROSE blog!
|Giant purple globes are Aliums in our front planter. Members of the onion family.
|Peonies--that's why we bought this house. Loads of bushes here!