365 Project – 354: Heart of 26 candles for Sandy Hook. iHeartFaces photo challenge – “light” (December 19, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/50, Aperture: F/2.8, ISO: 400 - collage created in Photoshop Elements

Shutter Speed: 1/50, Aperture: F/2.8, ISO: 400 – collage created in Photoshop Elements

26 heroic angels lighting up the heavens – remembering Sandy Hook…

See more of my 365 Project: Untouched photos from my Nikon D5000 with 50mm lens

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Exposure: 1/50 ISO: 400 Aperture: f/4.5 Lens: 18-55mm zoom


I took this photo at Dungeness Spit (Sequim, WA) a few months ago and thought I’d save it for my Valentine’s Day post. But, I’m in Hawaii now so I’ll work on posting a tropical heartilicious photo lay-tah. 😉

Happy Valentine’s Day! (in black and white…and color)

Nora has been busy making valentines for her preschool sweethearts while we’re here in Chile. She was not interested in posing with one of her valentines but, she agreed to hold one for me. I used a Photoshop Elements 8.0 Effect (reverse black & white) which was new to me. I applied the effect, which made the entire photo black and white, then I only clicked on the area I wanted to color. So easy! I’m still getting to know PSE so this was a fun effect to discover! I like the black and white version of the photo better. The original photo in color is also posted below.

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY…or as they say here in Chile “TENGA UN BUEN DIA DE ENAMORADOS!”

Happy Valentine's Day 2011 (reverse black and white effect)

Happy Valentine's Day 2011 (original in color)