Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Fractured ...

"Fractured" is the word for me this week, and what better way to illustrate it than with a photo?   I found this iPhone photo I had taken months ago and then had used the app Decim8 to create the fractured  look in the clouds.  The app (for me) is unpredictable as far as getting consistent  results,and much as I'd like to duplicate this look in other photos, I've been unable to so far.

But for now,  the fractured clouds illustrate what my life feels like this week.  And maybe I'd better clarify the use of the word, it's just life that seems fractured, no body parts.   LOL

Friday, August 3, 2012

Five cousins together again

I was lucky enough to hitch a ride recently with my dtr-in-law Barbara and 3 grandkids  on their trip north.  It was a fun trip & I always love being with all 5 grandkids together -- and of course my camera was always out.  I decided it was time for a group photo of the kids, and because they were already playing in front of the garage, we started there:  
"OK kids, let's line up".   Hmmm, pretty wiggly kids,  so let's try this:   "How about raising your arms as high as you can":

Hmmm, next I asked them to  put their arms as low as they could, then everybody smile, frown -- all the tricks I knew --  I could post more photos, but I think you get the idea.   So now,  how about a change in location.  

 Let's head for the front steps.  

OK everybody look at the camera and smile !!!!!

By now I'm laughing so hard I'm having trouble focusing the camera -- and I'm heading for the yellow pages looking for a professional kid photographer.   It was a fun trip & I'm still laughing every time I look at these photos.  Hope you enjoy them too.