Saturday, January 5, 2013

Winter Abstracts

 Winter Impression 1
Winter Impression 2
© Yvonne Cunnington, 2013

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Everything reminds me of my dog

Toby at Knollwood Golf Course, fall 2008
Toby developed health problems, specifically seizures, two and a half years ago. When they started we knew his days were numbered, but with medication he did well and enjoyed a couple of bonus years. He died four weeks ago. Here is his story.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lone Tree

I took this photograph in 2005 with my first DSLR, a Minolta Maxxum 7Dunfortunately not as a raw file. I had to lie on my belly in the snow to cut out background that I wanted to exclude. That, of course, made me a target for my playful dog and his hound friend. 

I still like the photo, and today while trying another edit in Lightroom, I accidentally added the diagonal line which comes down from the left hand corner and then angles back to the tree. A cool mistake in my book.

Here is the picture without the lines, and slightly different rendition of the snow in the foreground, which has been trampled by the dogs. What I like best are the clouds and the hint of color in the late afternoon horizon:

My Toby that day, when I was lying down in the snow, he wanted to play
© Yvonne Cunnington, 2012

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Photo lessons with my neice

Katie with Buddy, my neighbor's dog

 Katie's masterpiece: a painterly reflection of the old silo at our pond, made by turning a reflection upside down, and other Lightroom adjustments
Katie with my Toby
My 13-year-old niece Katie came to visit this weekend. Armed with one of my SLR cameras, she went to town (so to speak) shooting for two days straight. What impressed me was that she took to photography (the camera and lenses) and the computer editing (Lightroom) like a pro. She took more than 800 pictures and edited them down to 60. She learned how to process raw files, and began to understand the basics of focal length and aperture. What fun it was to teach such an enthusiast!

© Yvonne Cunnington, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010