Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blogging and Writing

Well I love to blog, and do it daily. It's like an Artist's Date with writing and photography. Sometimes it's serious, other times funny-(I hope) but always an expression of what's happening in my life. I will be teaching a CREATIVE BLOGGING class soon for our local Community Education program, so I'm trying some different techniques with www.slide.com. It's quite easy if you just follow the simple instructions. (See previous posts for slide examples. Below are some more photos from the Oregon coast.)




I like to use Photoshop software to play with on some photos from Oregon of their lovely flowers. Even showed Caryn how to use PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS (it came with a scanner I bought) while we were on our vacation together. It's amazing what you can do with it to correct red eyes, fix cracks in old photos, change exposures, etc. Below is a sample of different artistic filters on the same photo. Working with just one flower garden photo from Oregon, I got several cool effects. (See below-click to enlarge.) It feels like you actually painting with a computer. Try it sometime. It's soooo FUN!

9 comments:

Brenda Leyland said...

Pretty photos! Lin, all the best as you prepare and begin to teach your new class. Sounds like it will be a lot of fun.... all kinds of neat stuff to learn.

Linda Reeder said...

Playing with photos looks like fun. I've pretty much limited mine to fixing red eye and cropping. I take my photos on high resolution so I can crop them down and still get very good quality.
Have fun.

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous photos. Ashton wants to purchase "Photoshop". Me, all I do to my photos is maybe use "Kodak's" instant fixer and once in a great while crop. I am waaayyy behind everyone else!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are wonderful.

Your blog is always a pleasure.

kavita said...

Lin,your experimentation with the pictures is very interesting...i liked that slide presentation in your previous posts a lot..would love to learn it....lately since my daughter's school is in again i get very little time for blogging...but that's ok.

Kay said...

I love Photoshop also. They are also great for red eyes.

And blogging? Can't do without it!

Mare said...

You are very good at it. And the flowers are beautiful!!

Terri Tiffany said...

Those are some beautiful flowers! I like that you will teach bloggers more than just the blogging part:)

Rambling Woods said...

It looks like you were channeling Monet Lin.... beautiful...