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Friday Photo Love

Good Morning! Almost afternoon here… I’ve spent the morning working on some photos I took yesterday at the beach. I’ve had some frustrations in the process, though, it’s taken too much time, and I’m eager to get out of my pj’s and into the shower already! So, here’s today’s quick Photo Love post. I’m leaving off the Mister Linky widget as I mentioned last time. It’s not getting used much, and I’m not liking it from an administrivial point of view. So, out it goes!



Here are my flickr favorites for the week.  I’ve had pillowcases on my mind for a few days…  I’m thinking of making a new set for my bed, to go with the quilt I have been planning since this time last year, but have not even cut into the fabric for yet. Ahem.


And speaking of my bed… Despite the disaster area that surrounds it, this is my favorite photo of my own for the week.  I took it using a technique known as HDR (or High Dynamic Range) photography.  It’s often used for spectacular landscapes – I mean really spectacular.  But, I’ve found that HDR with a tripod in my own house actually helps deal with the lousy lighting I have around here.  Look at how bright, crisp, and not-grainy this photo is – I assure you that is a real novelty in my house.

I’m considering writing up a little post on the topic of using HDR as a way of dealing with less-than-stellar indoor lighting conditions, if that will interest anyone.

Feel free to play along with the FPL this week – any photos of your own, or anyone else’s that have impressed you lately?  (In the absence of Mister Linky, you can just leave your link in the comments.)

Ok.  I’m off to get dressed and start this day finally!!


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9 thoughts on “Friday Photo Love

  1. Love all the photos. The bedroom landscape photo is really cool! I see what you mean about the lighting. My hubby Doug does all our photography so I will have to tell him about this HDR stuff. Also am very inspired to see that your house is lived in, much like mine. Often I see these perfect homes in magazines and blogs, and feel sad that I am unable to keep mine that way in this stage of my life. (Kids, business and other life obligations are getting priority right now.) So seeing your so called ‘disaster area’ makes me feel more normal. Thanks for sharing!

    1. You will never have to worry about my house looking like a magazine, I can tell you that much! It’s the reason why most of my indoor shots are tightly cropped 😀

  2. Yep, write us some geeky photography stuff! I’m happy to improve my brain.

    This week I finally installed and waded back into my adobe products. I’m a die hard corel user so this is tough – the last time I used all the adobe / macromedia stuff consistently was something like 10 years ago and my brain hurts.

    1. Ok, it’s on my list!

      I have never had Photoshop, although I’m starting to lust after it… I use Paint Shop Pro X2 and it does everything I need it to, but sometimes I see these great Photoshop ideas on the internet, and don’t know how to replicate them in PSP. That’s kind of a bummer. I do use Dreamweaver for all of my web work though. Love that.

  3. i’d love to learn more about photo stuff.

    1. Great! I’ve added it to my list of “things to write about when there’s time to write about them.” 🙂

  4. Nice shot. I love that you showed the whole room. My room often looks like this, with the bed as the lovely sleepy island in the center of it all. Goodluck with the pillowcases. 😀

    1. “Lovely sleepy island” – I like that. And you’re right, at least the bed looks great!

  5. […] played a little with the concept.  I have yet to achieve spectacular results outdoors, but like I mentioned two weeks ago, it’s really helped me make the most of the (little bit of) light I have […]

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