Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My FAVORITE new toy

I am not the greatest photographer.  I recently invested in Adobe Photoshop Lightoom 2 and now my pictures look very professional.  The premise behind Lightroom is by using 'presets' you are able to enhance the lighting of your digital photo.  You also have the option to organize digital images to make them more accessible, you are able to process your photos quickly, and then able to share your edited photos through slide shows, prints and web galleries.  Lightroom allows you to work with your images right from the start when you import the images from your memory card.  You are able to edit the good, delete the bad, group your pics into categories and print the photos you want.  The print module has the ability to print contact sheets.  This feature is one of my favorites.  Alot of Pictures on one sheet makes a nice gift or keepsake.


  Over Labor Day weekend, we spent an afternoon out at the BUCKWOODS enjoying the beauty of the season.  Gabe and I were able to steal away on the four - wheeler for a few hours so I could take pictures of the scenery.  This RED MAPLE had already started to change.  In this photo, I am trying to catch the essence of the breath taking beauty of the leaves and season.  The picture by itself wasn't special.  Once I used Lightroom to enhance the photo, the beauty was able to shine through.

Pug NEEDS a Patch and a Parrot

I caught H1N1. No, I didn't grow a snout. But my pug did pop out her eyeball. While I was sick and laid up in living room recliner, my dogs were not getting their regularly scheduled walks. If you have animals, then you know just how important this is ... They were fighting, I mean teeth bared, snapping and snarling. In my flu-induced stupor, I tried to pull them apart. Oh, bad Idea. Somehow, the PUG was wenched just right because her eye popped out. of her head. Gabe took her to the emergency vet and they put it back in and sewed the eyelid shut. It was major surgery.

When she came home wearing the 'cone of shame,' I knew she was miserable. She would rub and scratch on the furniture trying her darndest to remove her cone. After 3 weeks of the cone and having her eye stitched shut, we went to the vet to have the stitches removed. Unfortunately, she lost the vision in the eye. So we joke that our Pug needs a Patch and a Parrot.