Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fun with Photo Editing

Recently I discovered a really fun photo editing website: picnik.com. This site allows you to edit, sharpen, and add effects to any of your photos (or the site's sample pictures). The effects include HDR, changing a picture to black & white or sepia, focal black & white, and many more. Do not get me wrong, I like my photo editing software but I am not 100% confident on how to use all the effects and tools of the software. Picnik offers a simple, quick, and easy way to add cool effects to any of your pictures. So far I have only played around with a few of my pictures, I am hoping to get used to the website before I really dive in. Here are a few of my photo edited pictures. Thanks for looking and feel free to tell me what you think.

HDR on some old, classic cars.

And some pictures with focal black and white:

And the last one is for my hubby, who idealizes Captain America:


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Back to Blogging

So I guess I took a blog-cation (vacation from blogging). I never used to have trouble writing in a journal every day or even once a week. But for some reason blogging is harder for me. I always worry no one will find my post interesting or exciting. Lately I have been doing a lot of thinking and want to share my ideas once more. Even if there is no one listening, sometimes it is just nice to vent.

So...this past week was April Vacation for schools and I had time to relax, study, visit some friends, and even went to NYC with my mom. It was a lot of fun seeing her and she took me shopping for spring/summer clothes (which was really nice). The weather was fair mostly, we did have to hike back from shopping in the rain. The second day we went to Central Park and the Fric Museum, which is literally this guy's house full of old art and other elements he had collected during his life time. It was really interesting. When I got back I went down to Connecticut to visit a friend who is having triplets sometime this summer. She looks amazing and it was nice to visit and see her house for the first time.

Now April vacation is winding down and I am actually looking forward to returning to work. With my hubby working his new full time job (woot) we decided that I should leave my retail job and spend more time focusing on obtaining my teacher's license and housework. So now I will have more down time and hopefully post more often. My goal for the spring/summer is to take a water color painting course, I miss painting. I am hoping to learn enough to know how to turn some of my digital pictures into water colors. But for now, house work calls. I will leave you with a picture of some beautiful tulips I saw in Central Park.