Monday, August 28, 2006

Cedar Shadows

I'm posting this under trees as compositional elements but I could post it under shadows too, LOL! Posted by Picasa

Trees - Pines and Ferns

The ferns seem to be holding up well in the dry weather. I think they make a lot of condensation from night to morning. I know this as I have a secret path which I chopped back myself and use as a short cut but it is too wet to walk through it especially when it has been windy and all the ferns have collapsed into the path. This is not it!


This wee path here is one of my favourite spots to photograph. I have pictures of this in all seasons. This was taken Saturday 5th August and already you can see some leaves covering the ground. At least there are no dead leaves on the trees in this picture but there are many in some spots. I know I should photograph them but they look so horrid I can't bring myself to. I doubt there will be much of a show this autumn.


Sorry this is an old picture from my old Fuji Finepix taken at Felbrigg Hall which is a National Trust property in Norfolk close to where my mum lives. I am going to see mum on Friday but I doubt I will get time to go there and redo it. Besides it means leaving mum on her own while I go off. Due to poor quality of pic I have buzzed it and added more contrast. Not all the pics I buzz are poor quality but I do find it is a way of making something of them.

Stately Trees - Edited

Cropped and cloned as suggested by Mary.

Much better of course. Thanks!


This row of poplar trees looked a bit dull as the sun must have gone in when I took it. So I used Virtual Photographer ambience (faded) then Filter, artistic, underpainting (faded) to try to liven it up a bit. Maybe with the scenery in the background it is not really what you had in mind Mary but it looked kind of dull with just the poplars.

TREES - Alternative Intake

Funny how sometimes you suddenly see things as soon as you have uploaded. I much prefer this crop. Lesson of the day is to stop and think before uploading!! Maybe I should
delete the other one or leave it as a lesson?

TREES - Intake (I think)

Handheld and shot on full telephoto 300mm from a local road in Messing. I preferred this crop for the composition but also because the crop (agricultural crop) in the foreground was out of focus and I do not like out of focus stuff in the foreground. Maybe I should also have cropped out the r/h side so the tree covers the whole of the top of the frame. I will give it a go and post it if I think it is better. Opinions please.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Trees Outtake

Trees Outtake, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Triangles Outtake: Night-Bloomer in Spotlight

Triangles Outtake: Night-Bloomer in Spotlight, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Triangles Outtake

Paint chips, cut in hald and taped to the front of my notebook. Posted by Picasa

Triangular Love (Outtake)

Triangular Love, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. This is not a love triangle!!! Posted by Picasa

Triangle Outtake

Triangle Outtake

Triangle art by Mary Stebbins, click image to view larger.

(I haven't got a name for this one yet) Posted by Picasa

Low Light Again: Another sailboat

The water on this one was also very blue, extremely blue, just as it came from the camera. In order to make it look less starkly blue, I selected the water with the magic wand and selected the color of the sail and paintbucketed that color over the water at a low let opacity to overlay. This one was taken a few minutes earlier than the other. Mary Stebbins Taitt. Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 21, 2006

Triangles: Hummous on Pita

Triangles: Hummous on Pita, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

This is the hand of jo(e), my poet friend. Posted by Picasa

Triangles: At the Secret Garden

Triangles: At the Secret Garden, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. This is at The Stone Quarry Art Park in Cazenovia, NY. Posted by Picasa

Triangles: Plastic Pie

Triangles: Plastic Pie, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. I do know these aren't really triangles, but they did remind me. Posted by Picasa

Triangle: my hands

Triangle: my hands, photo by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Triangles: Cottonwood leaf

Triangles: Cottonwood leaf, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Fall already??? Posted by Picasa

oddball triangle. we were trying to take photos with the big mirror, but didn't fare too well, but I thoguth this was interesting.

triangle tent


garden ladder

TRIANGLES - Nautical

Traditional scooners berthed at Brightlingsea.

A prize if you can count the triangles!

TRIANGLES - Nautical

Mooring lines make interesting triangles

TRIANGLES - Nautical

Sorry guys I only seem to be able to find triangles on boats! This was taken while we were becalmed and I was laying flat on the floor of the boat but still could not get the whole of the sail in. But I am sure you can use your imagination to finish it off!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

TRIANGLES - Nautical - Outtake

This is Eric's (my ex) boat called Bluebell. Eric is forward and his best mate Brian is at the helm. We always go out sailing with them all day on Thursdays. Sometimes some other friends join us also.

Triangle Outtake: Corner Fence

Triangle Outtake: Corner Fence Posted by Picasa

Monday, August 14, 2006

Low Light: Coming in for the night

Sailboat at Pier Park by Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Just at sunset about 1 minute before the sun went behind the trees. The sun sets on the wrong side for good water sunsets; I'd have to get there at dawn, an unlikely prospect. Posted by Picasa

early sunrise at Miller Lake


I am sorry to report I have not been out to any cool places for sunsets, so I am submitting a couple old ones for now, hope to back date some new ones later. Posted by Picasa


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Low Light Geese flying at Sunset

I used the same geese again but scaled them down in this fiery sunset shot.

Low Light Geese over a Tree at Sunset

Oh no not those same geese again! Medium size this time. This tree is the one I took out from the layers sunset picture. Just thinking that maybe I should have flipped the background again then the geese would by flying the same way as the tree is bending. Ah well. It is not a perfect picture so I shall not bother now.