theme – heavenly
When I think of the word heavenly, I automatically think of sunbeams showing through clouds. I have always felt they are like a little glimpse of something so much bigger.
I took this photo in Topsail, NC. It is the first time I was able to capture sunbeams shooting out of the tops of the clouds instead of the bottoms. I was so mesmerized by the top sunbeams I didn’t realize I had also captured some from the bottom in the same photo.
When I can finally get a grasp on my Elements program and all the wonderful things it can do, I hope to be able to enhance the sunbeams even more. Until then, this is enough of a glimpse of heaven for me. – Diane
theme – lonesome
I’m guessing my dog, Sport, was feeling a little lonely and decided to see if any of the neighbors were around. Poor little guy. – Diane
theme – huge
The Carnegie Deli in Las Vegas has huge, scrumptious sandwiches. The lettuce was crisp and the bacon wasn’t too crispy or too chewy but just right. The toast was more like two toasted to perfection croutons trying to hold an entire salad together. (I can’t begin to imagine how tall it would have been if I actually got the tomatoes on it.) It was so delicious I ate as much as I could and wanted to eat more but feared I would explode. Keep in mind, This is only showing half the sandwich. The other half was hiding behind it. Best BLT hold the T ever! – Diane
theme – mirrors
I was so mad when I saw this theme. Just a few short themes ago I used my only mirror picture for the “on the road” theme. I thought I was so creative but now I realize I could have picked from so many other photos; unlike the theme, mirror. I went through my photos and thought of a reflection in a building, but Kim has already done that and quite frankly, I can’t compete with the photo she chose. (Make sure to scroll down and see it!)
Back to my original idea of the car mirror that I already used. I took another picture and tried to change it up by playing with the color a little. I have learned just enough of my Elements program to achieve this look. My thought is the black and white background is meant to symbolize the gray, rainy day. I left the color in the mirror because sometimes I feel the colors are brighter and more vivid after a great rainstorm. The title was chosen because the background and foreground skies are both gray.
Now that I have completely over-explained this image, I hope you look at it for what it is, another photo of my car mirror. – Diane
theme – nature walk
I always say I need to get out more and explore the great things that surround me. The Morikami museum and Japanese gardens in Delray, Florida was one of them. Kim and I spent a day here taking a photo hike through the beautiful gardens. It was gorgeous and a place I hope to return to for another photo hike. – Diane
theme – spacious
This bridge was being built next to the Hoover Dam. My first thought was who in the world will want to drive over a bridge that far up? My second thought was how do you build a bridge that far up? To me, the answers to these questions didn’t really matter. I wasn’t building it and I would certainly not be driving over it.
I chose this photo for spacious because honestly, there is way too much space between the bridge and the water below. I will admit that even though this bridge scared the heck out of me just looking at it, I’m sure the photos you could get from being on it are spectacular. So, if you are ever near the Hoover Dam and get to drive across this bridge, take a picture for me. I would love to admire the view from the safety of the ground. – Diane
theme – delicious
One of the things my family does while on vacation in Topsail NC is they eat what they catch. Throw some crab pots down in the morning and dinner is served in the evening. I am not a fan of this catch it and eat it method. I prefer not to see my meal when it was alive and moving around. When dinner was over and there were a few crabs left, I kidnapped them and gave them their own special photo shoot. I loved the red of their shells and of course now I could pose them without the fear of being pinched by the claws. A little morbid? Probably, but they are so photogenic. - Diane
theme – the end of summer
The end of summer. A time when everyone begins to move indoors. A time when the beaches become deserted and ice cream is eaten less often.
Wait a minute, this is Florida. The summer never really ends. Stay outside, eat ice cream and enjoy those sandy beaches. - Diane
theme – frozen
This Nativity was hand carved from 520 blocks of ice. It was on display at the Gaylord Plams in Orlando, FL in 2008 as part of their annual ICE! show. The show is a walk through event with rooms full of larger than life ice sculptures such as candy houses, wreaths, arctic animals and scenes, and even a train. They have 4 ice slides for kids of all ages and it always ends in this room with the Nativity. No winter coat, no problem, parkas are provided for you as the temperature is an unFloridian 9 degrees. - Diane
theme – on the road
I have seen other photos like this and have always wanted to try it. I love the different perspective it gives. It shows the movement of the trees and the road but keeps everything in the mirror clear.
The other car in the mirror is my daughter. She is driving to college to move in for her freshman year. This photo, for me, captures the beginning of a wonderful adventure for my daughter. If I had thought about it, I would have loved to capture the back of her car in front of us as that would be symbolic of this particular adventure for me. - Diane