Friday, September 10, 2010

Star Shine

Spent most of today on this photo montage for my class assignment which was to combine three simple elements--a tree silhouette, a light colored, plain background, and birds.  Since I don't shoot birds, I used some stars I had "made" from binder clips and lights in a balcony.  Sounds simple.  Took many hours of trial and error.  Appreciations go out to my teacher, Carol Leigh, though, who has figured so much of this stuff out that she is now teaching others step-by-step how to do photo montage.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Frosted Red

Another photo montage from my class assignment.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I'm taking a Photo Montage from Carol Leigh one of my favorite online photo teachers.  This is one of my assignments from the first week.  Kind of of interesting looking.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Family Group

Today we met at Sarah and Nina's house for our monthly family gathering. What fun that Carrie and Drew are visiting from Los Angeles so we celebrated with a family photo on Nina's steps. Only Yukie and Ewan were missing for the pic. Father's Day came early as well and the kids surprised Hugh with tickets to South Pacific!

L to R bottom: Andy (Spa Director, Riverplace Athletic club); Carolina (Sr. Technical Designer, GUESS? Los Angeles); Me (sewing biz owner & photographer); Joanna (CPA & owner Wildboar Tax & Accting); Jo's hubby, Erik (Sr. Engineer, Intel).

L to R middle: Drew, Carolina's squeeze, (Video Editor, Los Angeles); Hugh, my hubby (Business Marketing Consulting & owner of; Abbi (grandchild #2 & swimmer extraordinaire); David (Systems Engineer, Arris); Sean (grandchild #3 and smiley shy person).

L to R top: Zack (grandchild #1, brainiac and football/lacrosse standout); Sarah (Geographic Info Specialist, City of St. Helens); Nina, Sarah's wife, (Schoolteacher, Trillium School).

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tunnel Color

On our trip home from Indiana, we connected through Detroit International Airport. While not as jazzy as the Neon Light Tunnel in Chicago O'Hare Airport, the changing light scene demanded a few minutes to make a composition. Lucky I had my camera with me!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Indiana Heinsohns on Rosemary's birthday. We visited Hugh's parents for Mother's Day and his mom's birthday last week. Got enough of a break from the rain to take a good pic of them in the lawn swing. Rosemary turned 80.