2016-11-17: Feel Good Friday

I for one am very happy it’s Friday and the weekend is nearly here.  After a computer meltdown last weekend, I am back up and running and will be able to get back to my normal posting schedule.

It’s no surprise that I love elephants, and this photo was taken during my last trip to South Africa, when we stopped our vehicle in the bushes and watched the herb graze and amble along.  Always a wonderful moment 🙂

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A line of elephants moving through the bush as the light starts to fade.  I could have processed this in a more HDR way to bring up the shadows, but as it is, the image feels true to how I remember the scene, with the elephants fading into the bushes.

2016-02-16: Artistic Impressions

A couple weeks back, I edited an owl photo with an artistic edge, turning it into something more like a painting than a photograph.  (You can see here if you missed it).   Now I know that’s not to everyone’s tastes, but I found it a really fun process, something that I would like to play around with once in a while.

I don’t know how often you’ll see the Artistic Impressions post title, but when you do, you know it will be something a bit out of the box.

I hope you enjoy my artistic impressions!

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These and others are available for purchase on my Smugmug site.

2016-01-18: What I’m sharing this week

I’ve modified the title a bit this week, since I’ll be honest, I’ve really not been out with my camera very much, and the few photos I do have, I think would be better for tomorrow’s Monochrome Monday post.

So instead, I thought I would share a sample of a project I worked on in November and December for a Christmas gift – a custom colouring book.  It was a really fun project to do, and was very popular with the recipient as well.

I’ve included a few pages as a PDF available to download, if you are interested in printing them out and having a relaxing time with some coloured pencils.  It’s my first attempt at making a PDF available for download, so fingers crossed I’ve done it right (It should be an easy control click or right click and select download linked file).

That’s all for today, I hope you enjoy, and have a lovely evening.

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Jen Sawicky Colouring Book Sample