Saturday, June 23, 2012


Scavenger Hunt Sunday items: Warped, Concentric Circles, Gear, Glazed and Marble

1. Warped

2. Concentric Circles - We took my father-in-law to the Studebaker Museum for Father's Day and this was a shot of one of the fancy tires on a beautifully restored car.

3. Gear - You have heard of "Stone Ground flour" ... well these gears were used to grind wheat into flour at the old Bonneyville Mill in Bristol, Indiana.

4. Glazed - showing no expression, he seems to have a glazed look in his eyes...

5. Marble- This photo I pulled out of the archives. It is one of the marble statues you will find at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Oh, wait a minute, this guy is of the "Living Statues" who looks like marble.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


I was flattered this week to have my themes chosen for the Scavenger Hunt. I thought there were many different directions you could go with these, so I hope the hunt was fun for you and stimulated your imagination. Here is what I came up with...

1.  Meet Me at the Corner - I took a couple shots for this one. I found the first one while driving through the country-side...two yaks, meeting at the corner of the hay bin.  They sure are interesting creatures...
The second shot shows the corner of a roof in a nearby park...the moss caught my eye!

2.  Mother Nature Meets Technology - I probably spent more time on this one, looking for the perfect shot. And actually ended up with several that I think fit the idea.

3.  One Step at a Time

4.  What's Wrong with this Picture? - This item made for a fun search ...I passed an entrance to someone's property where they had taken two trees and turned them upside down so the roots were sticking up in the air and the top of the trees were buried in the ground. Then they put a third tree across the top of the two others, and finished it off with a very large rock on top.
This is a photo I took last summer as I passed a junk/antique shop in South Haven, Michigan. I think the dog was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

5.  Standing Tall - the picturesque windmill and its reflection in the river, taken at Bonneyville Mill in Bristol, Indiana.
Thanks for stopping by...have a good week.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Time for photography fun.....This week's Scavenger Hunt Sunday items: Travel, Silly, Black and White, Spots and Paper

Travel - We drove down to visit our grand-kids this week and came across a young man with an unusual method for traveling by foot. After a little research, I determined that they are called "Jumping Stilts".... a crazy way to travel.

Silly - So many silly moments this week, it was hard to choose....Let's see, going miniature golfing with 2 four year old's, a 10 year old and an almost 16th month old, there were many silly moments to choose from.  This is one of my grandsons making a silly face.

Black and White - We went to watch a T-ball game. This was the black and white team.
 We were the blue team, doing exactly what the coach told us...waiting for the grounder.

Spots - Spots on the "T" and..... (Processed with a texture (deardreamer2) from Kim Klassen's collection).

Paper - My twin grandsons looking into their mirror that has a frame made out of newspaper. Their Dad recently built them a bunk bed and their Mom just redecorated their really looks great!!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Beyond Layers ~ {Day 37 ~ Fun with Type}

I am way behind on my "Beyond Layers" course challenges. Here is a photo I created for the Day 37 lesson...using type to create a layer mask. I used a photo I took at Lake Michigan a couple weeks ago.


Sunday, June 3, 2012


Welcome to Scavenger Hunt Sunday! The themes this week are: Shine, Fast, Left, Peace and Plain

Shine - Sunrise


Left - A little kiss on the left cheek...


Plain - Just a plain old heron I caught taking off from the dock. I wanted to use this photo and this was the only theme I didn't have a picture for...Oh well. I didn't have enough time to get my camera settings just right before he flew away, so it's not as sharp as I would have liked the shot.  I really admire the work of great nature photographers.  It's not necessarily easy to get that great shot of wildlife.