This week’s theme for Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday is the color orange. I thought of the many flowers in the yard that would be perfect for one of Kim’s textures, then remembered the photo I took on a recent trip. After processing this with NIK’s software I added Kim’s summerlovin texture.
The reason for the trip to Ribstone was to see the country where my husband’s family settled when they first came to Alberta in the early 1900’s. We knew none of the old buildings would be left so we headed to the cemetery.
These are the gravestones of my husband’s great-grandparents.
The babies who would have been my husband’s Uncle and Aunt
This week’s challenge at Kim Klassen’s was to post a photo with the theme “Back to School” and use two of her textures. This photo is an old book on display at the Evanburg Museum and thought it was perfect for the theme. I used a layer of kk_chamomile and kk_stainedlinen.
A few miles past Wainwright we came upon a little gem on the prairies. In a little valley was beautiful Clear Lake. The lake was deserving of its name with water so clear you could see the ripples in the sand.
A special place to sit and enjoy the water
A special place to sit and take it all in
With August 19th being World Photography Day I thought I should go somewhere special to take a special photo. I ended up at Broadmoor Lake in Sherwood Park, with the footbridges and flowers. I knew I wanted a photo of one of the footbridges and this was the first stop. This was process with Nik’s filter, Glamour Glow.
On my way out of the park I noticed this nice pot of red Geraniums with the lake in the background
Happy in thinking I’d taken the shots I wanted, I started on my way home down the back roads. While passing a small lake on the way home I noticed a group of white birds on the water close to the edge. Thinking I had discovered a new species of ducks in the area I got as close to the water’s edge as possible and must have scared the “ducks” a little as they flew a little for me. When arriving home, I found that my special ducks were Seagulls, so I thought a little bit of special PP was in order for these birds.
One of the things I learnt while taking a photography course, is to photograph your subject from every angle, change lenses and photograph it again from every angle, change lenses and do it again. With all the flowers in the garden it’s easy to take a photo, take a few steps, take another photo and keep moving. Today I thought I would concentrate on one Zinnia in the garden. This one keeps catching my eye because of the beautiful combination of reds and yellows.