Thursday, December 12, 2013

Santa's Suit

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This is a card Joey and I worked on for his teacher.  He picked out the striped print for the suit.  I looked at a few templates online and then drew and cut the pieces out.  Joey used double sided tape to put him together and then decorated the inside and back of the card plus the envelope using some rubber stamps and ink and some markers.

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Johnny also made a card for his teacher.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Tree Swing

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Another shot from the tree in the fog location.  This time a close-up of the tree with the swing. Processed the same as the original wider angle view shot.

Here is an alternate processing.  Both done with Color Efex Pro.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Trees in the Fog

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Each day on the way to and from the boys' school, I admire these trees.  With a pretty heavy fog yesterday afternoon, it seemed like the right day to finally stop and take some pics of them.  I love the swing on the rightmost tree.  How classic.  I've enhanced the details and contrast and then applied a B&W conversion.  I hope in the next few days to catch a sunset behind the trees.  This shot is looking west!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

V Is for Violin - Springs, Sprockets and Pulleys by Steve Gerberich

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The boys, Donnie, and I went to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  Joey just couldn't wait any longer to see Steve Gerberich's Springs, Sprockets, and Pulleys exhibit which is on display through February 23rd.  Steve has installed an exhibit at the museum many times before around the holiday, and we've had the pleasure over the years of seeing several of those too.  Here is a link to a gallery with photos of his 2009 exhibit and link to a gallery with photos from his 2011 exhibit.

My daily photo is a collage of a group of musicians.  The violin player is on the right.  I could just kick myself for not thinking V and getting a better shot of him!  However, the whole group and head shots that I got are pretty fascinating anyway.

My favorite part of the exhibit was The Time Machine.

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Here's another collage showing a variety of figures from the entire exhibit.

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We entered Johnny's Halloween robot costume in a contest that they have going on right now to win a workshop with Steve.  We sure hope we win.  We went to one of his paid for workshops several years ago and made interesting flying creatures that you could pull the strings and make the wings flap.  It was a lot of fun!