Gerbera Moods

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Going through some old photos in Lightroom since my photo-shoot space is in limbo right now as I await the completion of a new studio space. I keep reminding myself, “It will get done, it will get done!” Tomorrow a huge delivery of cabinets comes for which the room is not yet ready. I picture my husband and I buried under boxes as we wait for the addition to be far enough along for the cabinet boxes to at least go in the room let alone be actually installed. :-\

Autumn Delights


This image is part of a vignette on my mantel in celebration of Autumn which is almost here. I love to decorate for fall and love to include some vintage books in my displays. I took this photo for Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.

“There is a time in the last few days of summer when the ripeness of autumn fills the air.”
Rudolfo Anaya

I Do Hope…

I-Do-Hope-copyI love this verse from the book of Psalms. It lightens and strengthens my heart. May it cheer up your heart today!
I used Kim’s kk_franklin in two different layers, adding a hue/saturation adjustment to each and also switching the layers to a Soft Light Blend Mode. In between I added a Filter Forge 4 “Soft-focus Amplify” filter. For Kim’s Texture Tuesday.

Embrace Simplicity…

Another simple composition for Kim’s Be Still 52 class. I used Kim’s LR Preset, kk_walnut2 for this shot. I then added some RadLab filters, and made the background its own layer and added a Gaussian Blur. The lace is an old Christmas tree skirt. Photographed outside on a foggy morning with my Nikon f1.4 lens.


I used two of Kim’s textures, one was “empty page”, the other I have named kk1; I think it’s name got removed when moving files around one time. I also used two of Kim’s Lightroom Presets- Classic Warm 2, and Days of Old. I also added a couple of RadLab filters as well. I am enjoying shooting very simple layouts; I used a scarf I own plus a wheelbarrow that has a found bird nest and a ceramic bird. Effortless composition!

Room to Breathe…

Day 2 of BeStill52, Kim Klassen’s new class encourages us to allow room to breathe, in our photos and in our lives. I used kk_justgolden from her Studio Collection for this photo taken outside in my backyard. Thanks to Sherri Reed for the prop. A great Robert Mondavi quote.