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Ello in the Sun


Hi my lovelies.

Today was my monthly massage with Sami, I’m extra spacey afterwards so I usually walk. It was a beautiful, if very warm day so I took my Canon Rebel with wide angle lens and Ellowyne.

This is the Canon entry level wide angle lens, which according to the reviews, is perfectly serviceable for it’s price, about $150.  I certainly have no complaints.

I meandered back home in about 1.5 hours. It’s a 25 minute walk if I take the least hilly, most direct route around 10th West. Sami works at the spa on Gilman.  When I go the long way home, I walk up Gilman (steep!) and along 7th West, which has a great viewpoint of Elliot Bay.  There happened to be a wedding party taking photos at the spot. I was tempted to pose Ello in front of the party. Not photo bomb them per se but I would have been conspicuous holding her up in front the group to get her in scale.  She wasn’t dressed for a wedding party, so we went on our way.

I did some photo manipulation in the GIMP: I smudged her shoulder joints and hair line to make them less obvious and dodged her eyes to get them a bit more depth.  It was an experiment to see if I could remove joint lines and make it look ok.  It was rather time-consuming, so I didn’t do as great a job as I could, but I’m pretty pleased with the results for the amount of time I spent on the tasks.

I took other non-Ello photos as well, so you may expect to see those in future posts.

Fly, be free, my pretties.

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BB: Photo Walk-Feet


Today’s Beloved Beginnings prompt featured a foot-oriented self-portrait. It has been rainy this week in Seattle and I delayed my lunch until it was raining so I could walk around campus, hoping to get a puddly kind of shot. I like reflections and they appear routinely in my images.

I took this photo with my phone and enhanced it a little with Pixlr-o-matic and aviary.

I am not completely happy with this shot. I was trying to capture a sligthly disorienting image of my foot against a puddle reflection of the trees. Like I was stepping into the sky. Not quite enough water on the ground to get the effect I wanted. I like this image idea and will work on getting it, in some form.