Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Smoked out

It's been unbelievably smokey due to forest fires burning all around, but not too near to us. Being in a valley, we tend to see a lot of smoke. It makes for lots of indoor excursions, movies, shopping, naps.
And gives me more time to re-do Karen Russell's Photographers' Workshop. Marina and I are doing it again. I think it's taken me 3 weeks to do week 0-1. I took Baby Bear out to the back yard to do the assignment. He's so willing. He got to sit in my new basket, which went well with my old thrift store blanket.
I ran a few actions on the first one.
And for this one, I used textures, which I haven't done before.
On Monday, because it was a holiday, we went to the bird sanctuary. With all the smoke, the animals were hiding. I was not impressed. The only things in the bushes were humans.
But I did see this....
And as always, ducks....
And boardwalks....
And red winged black birds....
And one lonely painted turtle...
More boardwalks....
And lots of bugs. Kerry was bit far worse, I had one bite on my arm. I think the smoke does not affect the mosquitoes one bit.

3 comments:

Rae-Lifestyle Photographer said...

Texture are so much fun to play with. Its really addicting!

Sue said...

Love the pics Kelli and really like the basket! The bird sanctuary is always filled with mosquitoes - we don't go anymore cause we fight them more than enjoy our walk.

Marina G said...

Great job! Now I feel guilty because I haven't posted my assignment yet....