Monday, December 15, 2008

Odds and ends....

I could not choose which I liked best between these two versions...I must say that the first one is probably more true to life...I clicked auto contrast in Photoshop Elements 2 to get the second version.
These other shots are just odds and ends...
the one above is very grainy, and just a tad bit out of focus.
And I found these twisted vines interesting.
And the above was an actual tree that had at one time or another had a vine around it. I had to use auto contrast to make this picture worth viewing...the original was much to dark. I worked on it with fill flash and the hue and saturation, but auto contrast got the most viewable picture.

It is a VERY cold day here in Indiana...the wind just howled last night. I got up this morn and the house was cold...someone had turned the heat off yesterday! I thought it a miracle that the thermometer read only 64 degrees F. As cold as it is outside, that was a blessing. The prediction calls for it to stay in the lower 20's, with a few snow flurries but no accumulation. Along with gusts of wind.

9 comments:

don said...

I like the snowy pictures. For me, they are both acceptable choices...just a matter of taste. The others are interesting too - especially the vine wrap. Nice post.

Deborah godin said...

More wonderful shots - I do enjoy your 'take' on things, the scenes and objects your eye is attracted to!

TSannie said...

Great camera work. I agree with DG - your "take" on things is always unique and interesting to view. Love the second photo.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Ruth, I'm not the 'professional' photographer that you are---so I'll just say that I enjoyed ALL of the pictures.

That ole' vine may be a Virginia Creeper. We have them all over the place here---and I am constantly pulling them off of the trees.
Hugs,
Betsy

Neal said...

I like both of the snow pictures.

Don't pay any attention to Betsy calling you Ruth ..... she's just upset that she didn't get any snow in TN. :)

Barb said...

You have the greatest pictures again, I really enjoy checking on you each day...the moon shots from the last entry are just awesome ~ the moon was very large here also, but the coloring of yours is amazing!

Mary said...

I like the bittersweet and the vines and twisted tree...great!

Carletta said...

I like the second snowy image - my taste.
The bittersweet with the blurry background I like as well.
My Wisteria has those twisted vines and I constantly marvel at the patterns it makes.
Today was warmer in the mid fifties but it's down to 33 tonight and flurries expected.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice odds and ends!

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