Friday, October 24, 2014


Day 25 of  31 Days of Capturing Blessing, 2014 © Simply Living Photography-today's color-beige:

This was taken with my phone at an antiques store.  I liked all these iron work frames and the wall behind them has beige tones.  It took me a while to figure out what I was going to use for this prompt that I thought was interesting other than pants or leaves:).

Mint Green

Day 24 of  31 Days of Capturing Blessing, 2014 © Simply Living Photography

This plant started out so well, but did not survive the summer sun.  I watered, put it in partial shade, but all it did was burn up in the heat.

Thursday, October 23, 2014


Day 23 of
LTTL… a new 31 day challenge

Today's prompt-purple.  If you saw my silver post,  I mentioned that I had a dress I wore with those other items.  This is a full length view of the dress:

The skirt has wonderful movement and flare to it which is one of the things I liked about it.  I have quite a few skirts that have that ease of movement too, which I need when I dance.

This is a better view of the bodice:


They are elbow length, but have a jabot on the back and side that drops down making that part of the sleeve longer.

Here is a close up detail of the sleeve embroidery:

This is the bottom of the dress:

I got this dress to wear as a medieval lady of the manor and it can be sued for renaissance time period as well.  I wanted something that would give the flavor of the time without it being a full reproduction period dress.  This is also something I would wear other times for dressy occasions.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

White, Week 3 of 31 Days of Capturing Blessing

Day 22 of  White:

I have been concentrating on getting catchlights with my portraits lately and have been having success-when I remember to do it, lol!  This is one of my favorites this week.

Recap of last week's prompts-navy:

Lime Green:

Another of my favorites.


Sky Blue:

The last of my favorites from this week.


Barn Red:

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Barn Red, Texture Tuesday

Day 21 of LTTL… a new 31 day challenge 

This is my cat beside my barn red fence.  I thought it would give the picture a bit more interest to have him in it.  This is also TT, and I used kk texture 1011 from her nov trio set.  I felt the browns in that texture would enhance the fence color.  I used the darken blending mode at 60% opacity, and duplicated my original photo a couple of times and then blended all layers together.

I actually decreased the green a bit.  We had rain last month so we really have a lot of green here, but thought most people would not believe how green it is here.

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A bit late today with day 20 of  LTTL… a new 31 day challenge

These are actually left over from my wedding-my color was coral and in these candles I have everything from a rust orange to peach and everything in between.  They are floating candles but I did not light them just had them spread out in lines on the tables starting from the centerpiece which was a white taper candle in a cleaar heart shaped holder with a hurricane lamp over it.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

SHS Oct. 19 & Sky Blue

My first prompt for this weeks SHS also fits the bill for day 19 of  31 Days of Capturing Blessing-SHS prompt is Saturation and the Days of Blessing prompt is sky blue:

This blown glass is in part of the ceiling of an art museum.  The one on the lower left is sky blue and all this glass is saturated with color.   This is what you see when you enter the museum lobby.  On the second floor you can actually take off your shoes and walk on the top part of this blown glass.  The only bad part is that the glass upstairs has a pattern of small black circles on the glass top people walk on and it is very difficult to get a shot without the black dots in it.  The lobby ceiling does not have those dots, thankfully.


I received this cute invitation in the mail.  I was so glad I did not have to photograph a bill or an advertisement for this prompt!


If you saw my SHS post from last week, I spoke about the sukkah.  This is one of the walls of that sukkah.


This star glows in the dark, but I am not sure I could have captured that with my camera.  I would like to try sometime, but we have company this weekend so I could not spend a lot of time seeing if I could get it glowing in the dark.


I also could have used this shot for the sky blue prompt for 31 Days of Capturing Blessing, I realized just now.  We are reading this book as part of our Middle Ages study.  We both like it a lot.  I like the fact that it is a hardback back in paperback size and when we got it, it cost the same or a bit less than the paperback version.

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Day 18 of      31 Days of Capturing Blessing, 2014 © Simply Living Photography

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Lime Green, Mandarin Orange Monday 115

Day 17 of  
31 Days of Capturing Blessing, 2014 © Simply Living Photography

I saw these and loved their brightness.  In fact I actually desaturated the colors a bit in LR, as they are so vivid.  This was one of the very first shots I took with my Sony Xperia z1 and these beauties were in the grocery store.  I like the fact that some of the smaller flowers are lime green as is some of the paper holding them.

I was wondering what to do for MOM this week as we had company this weekend and realized this shot will work for that prompt too since I have the orange rose and wonderful orange flower in this shot too.

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