Thursday, December 8, 2016

White Christmas

Did you know that "White Christmas", which was released in 1942 and sung by Bing Crosby, is the best selling single of all time. Sales are estimated to be in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. And together with other versions, the sales are over 150 million. That's a whole lot of White Christmas!

Speaking of the white stuff, the abundance of snow we got a few days ago has all melted. We're back to a green Christmas over here but by the weekend we should be getting back into the game. I'm not the biggest fan of snow but I do like it around the holidays. Makes it that much more festive. Then as soon as Christmas is over BAH HUMBUG I want it gone.

Do you typically get snow in the winter or do you live in an area where you wear flip flops year round? While you answer that, I'll go ahead and share a version of the song "White Christmas" that I really like. It's by the English rock band, The Moody Blues. Sorry, Bing...

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Project 366: Week 48

I had a whole set of photos to share with you. And then I decided to do something totally different. Because that’s always more fun.

One of the most interesting things about photography is that you can snap an image and do pretty much anything you want with it. This includes changing it into something unusual or turning it into some abstract piece of art. The sky is the limit. Why buy art to hang on your wall when you can create your own?

So I played around with one image in my photo editor and came up with the results below.

This week's photo theme: One Image, Seven Photo Editing Styles

Friday, November 25, 2016
Coloured Pencils
"Image effect: Hot Wax Coating”

Project 366, Day 330: Coloured Pencils

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Coloured Pencils
"Image effect: Brush Strokes”

Project 366, Day 331: Coloured Pencils

Sunday, November 27, 2016
Coloured Pencils
"Image effect: Enamel”

Project 366, Day 332: Coloured Pencils

Monday, November 28, 2016
Coloured Pencils
“Image effect: Chrome”

Project 366, Day 333: Coloured Pencils

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Coloured Pencils
"Image effect: Sandstone"

Project 366, Day 334: Coloured Pencils

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Coloured Pencils
"Image effect: Topography”

Project 366, Day 335: Coloured Pencils

Thursday, December 01, 2016
Coloured Pencils
“Image effect: Kaleidoscope”

Project 366, Day 336: Coloured Pencils

What I've learned this week:
Don’t elevate yourself by being nasty to others.
It’s okay to feel angry, sad, hurt. Just don’t set up camp there.
It may be possible but not always easy. Some things require added effort. And determination.
Try new things. It’s a great way to get out of a rut.

Have a good one!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

The real story...

That's right you red-suited, self-serving opportunist. You could have put an end to Rudolph's torment and you chose not to, so you're on your own. I stand with Rudolph.