Simply Light ~ Texture Tuesday

Just popping in real quick for a long overdue Texture Tuesday. . . on Thursday.  As soon as I read the theme, saw her new texture trio, I knew just what I was going to do.imagine_kk

That’s it, til next time


fresh start

Popping in real quick with a 2B weekly challenge.  I’ve been experimenting more in Photoshop lately. I am loving the watercolor and splatter textures & brushes.  So when I came across a tutorial mixing watercolors and other textures in the spring issue of Somerset’s Digital Studio, by Nikki Smith, I just had to give it a try.  Fresh-Start

’til next time,

Double Duty

Finally making some time for … me.   It feels so good to be working on some photos.

KK Pop Edition

Linking up, above, with KK’s Texture Tuesday ~ the POP edition ~ with the help of KK2 ( one of my all time favorites!), beached, and robins egg.  I’m also catching up on my 52×52.  Ugg … backing up all the way to Week 5:  Fruit (how did I get so behind).   I was 99% sure, but since I don’t know anyone that eats a lemon like they do an orange, I figured I should double check.  Sure enough, it really is a fruit…

With a little help from some friends at the Zoo, here are Week 6: From a low angle; Week 7: Eyes; Week 8: a bad habit; and Week 9: Childhood memory.  Can you match up the photo with the week?zoopendous dayGive up?  … I’ll give you some hints.  Week 6:  They’re really tall and I am really short.  Week 7:  A beautiful gaze.  Week 8:  Sleeping on the job.  Week 9: What kid doesn’t like playing on the monkey bars 😉

Til next time,


On the right path

Whew… made it.  Happy Friday!  I really wanted to make sure to get my KK Texture Tuesday and 2B link ups in before the week was out (one of those weekly resolutions I set for myself).  I know, technically, I still have a day left in the week; but when the weekend hits, finding a moment can be an even bigger challenge.

So I hear spring started this week… not in my neighborhood.  It’s still cold, windy, and I even saw a few snowflakes today.  Well, I’m not waiting anymore.

sunny-tulipI love that if I feel it (the warmth). . . if I dream it (the sun). . . I can create it!  I can wiggle my nose too 😉  Of course, a little Kim magic doesn’t hurt either.

The process: A lesson on text & paths from Kim over at 2B this week.
Texture:  KK Sophia.  



Free & Easy Edition

Back tonight for another Texture Tuesday.  I’m really liking that it’s a free & easy edition this week and that I can combine this month’s photography club’s Photo Quest, which was not quite so free & easy, at least not for me.   The topic non-ambient light… I confess I actually had to look it up.  And I am glad I did, as I had it all wrong.   I thought it was any light that was not natural, a street light, candle light, lamp, etc…  When in fact all of those are ambient light.  Non-ambient light is …artificial light, but light supplied by the photographer, i.e. flash.  Who knew…

I do love a challenge.  They always get me to think outside my box.  I kept coming up with some pretty crazy ideas, but the conditions were never quite right… which my model was extremely grateful for.  Boy, but when I finally told her I wanted red lips and a Downton-esque mood, she was all in!
MegShe even let me “play” while she put on those red lips.
mdreyer_March_PQ03I also found myself another model and had a completely different idea in my head.  Unfortunately, the props I wanted to use just didn’t cooperate the way I had imagined.  But I still like the end result… I call it simple disparity.

mdreyer_March_PQ01Finally, reining things in just a bit.  Actually, this is where I tested my light set up before the model shoot above.  Fruit can be so very patient and forgiving…


Loving the new KK Cloth & Paper Collection – three pears…three different textures combined from the set …. XOXO!!!

For more on ambient/non-ambient light check this out

That’s all for tonight … {yawn}… time to link up.