Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Perhaps I underestimated ....


Still in the middle of my 
DIY project.
Oh, my aching back ... knees ... fingers ... thighs ...
You get the picture.
Between tasks, I spend my time on Google and YouTube 
reading/watching how-to videos.

Really, though, I'd rather be in either of the two photos I merged above
using a program called Pixalmator and framed using Snapseed.

NYC meets Anna Maria!

Two of my favorite places.

Yep, I"m a little loopy.
I'm on break today while an outside contractor does his thing.
So ...... 
I get to do my thing.


Take a few pics of my feathered backyard friends
and come visit all of you to see what
YOU have been up to!

And, by the way, this weather?
Sweet!

Later, my dear friends,
 

61 comments:

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I recognize the dock, that's a pretty cool merge!

I have not touched my camera in almost 2 weeks. I need to take a day off!

Ginny said...

I ADORE the picture, it is stunning!! And the sweet little sparrow, what a good shot. Gosh, I hope you take more breaks and don't wear yourself out!

Barb said...

Wonderful treatment on that dock! I like how the background seems more faded.

annbumbly said...

That first photo is beautiful!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love what you've done with the first shot, Reena! I really need to try working with some of the programs that are out there for doing things like this. I've just been too chicken to try!! And, of course, I love the cute little guy on the limb!! Enjoy your free time!!

Sylvia

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

You're not kidding about the weather, oh so nice & 73 here right now =)

Very different places merged together there! LoL! =0

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant images Reena.

gina said...

So now you're merging images -- how creative! I love the result! Glad you're enjoying warmer weather, as winter has returned to us here on the west coast.

Sandra said...

that merge job is way cool! love it and the sweet bird,

TexWisGirl said...

i felt my joints creak as i read this. :) love your sweet sparrow!

Ed Pilolla said...

the first image is really stunning. the colors are there, sharp on the dock structure, less so in the background. very creative. you do your thing very well:)

everedwater said...

The picture of the bird is absolutely charming. I love it so much!

ethelmaepotter! said...

Wow, I'm amazed at your "merge" picture - fascinating! And I'm a little envious that you're out and about with your camera this beautiful, beautiful day. (78° here)
I'm temporarily in a wheelchair and can't get out in the yard to take pictures of all the pretty blossoms with my new lens. I guess I'll have to live vicariously through yours!

Brian Miller said...

oh i absolutely love your merged picture above....(can i write something about it?) smiles...

and hope the DIY project continues to come along before you wear out...smiles.

Pat said...

I love the composite. That's a great shot of the little bird.

Beth said...

gorgeous!! (:

eileeninmd said...

The merged photos looks cool, Reena! And I love the sweet sparrow. Great shot. I am sure you will be very happy once your DIY project is completed. I hope you will shows what you have done. Have a great day.

Ann said...

Loved the merged photos. It's a work of art

Judy said...

Projects...I love them when they're all done but hate the work :)

CherryPie said...

Interesting merger of images and that bird is sooo cute :-)

Valerie said...

That merger is a great success Reena (perhaps unlike some corporate ones !) Just goes to show what delightful results can be achieved when one is prepared to do things differently - congratulations!

Debbie said...

you make my heart sing!!

home improvements, i despise them but only once i have started ;))

Sharkbytes said...

Love the little sparrow!

Country Girl said...

Even your fingers hurt? Oh my heavens, just what are you up to?!
Amazing merge here. Quite cool!

bill lisleman said...

digital pictures are fun to play with. As I was reading this I pictured you as that bird in your second picture.

Lisa Gordon said...

Loving this weather Reena, and as always, loving your feathered friends!

Evelyn S. said...

I need to catch up with you about "construction," I can see! My DIY project today was an exercise routine that involves lying on the floor with "butt against the wall" and legs on the wall. ;-) Again, you have a fabulous bird image, Reena. It's as if they just wait for you and your camera.

Steve Gravano said...

Wow that merge is awesome!

Catherine said...

I am loving this weather too - we are having it easy!

Great results with your photos!
xo Catherine

Saun said...

I'm loving this weather too 79 here today. Nice merge on the photos

Lisa said...

Love the treatment .
Sorry to hear or read your so sore.

beth said...

sweet sweet better then sweet weather :)
xox

Linda R said...

Looks like you have been having fun again with your photos.. It look so cool. And of course the birdie shot just makes me smile..

Enjoy that nice weather my friend..

Hugs, Linda

LadyFi said...

What a wonderful collage or mix - in that first shot.

Marcie said...

What wonderfully creative processing. Can't wait to hear about your completed DIY project!

Daryl Edelstein said...

damn you .. another editing app I have to have .. you are bankrupting me! those hands better heal we've got a lot of photo hunting, eating, drinking to do soon .. xo

Barbara said...

I love that composite photo! I'm bookmarking this one in hopes that one day I'll have time to play with my photos like that! Enjoy your break!!

islandwonder said...

That composite is so cool looking. You find the best software.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Your merge is fantastic, you seem to think "outside the box"!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Add me to the list of how awesome that merge is... I once saw one of an abandoned house in background with the photographers grandchildren dressed in retro attire ghosting in front. You did this perfectly.

bon bon said...

lovely painterly image! the little stripey sparrow is a cutey too. :o)

Dianne said...

Oh! I love how you use dabble in creative techniques and come up with the most amazing results ... just beautiful!

My Journey With Candida said...

That is so great what you did with that picture.

Hope you are resting your back and taking it easy while the contractor is there.

Gillian Olson said...

Great merged picture, also like that little backyard visitor.

dona said...

Wow cool! Brava Reena! :)

Ivanhoe said...

Looks awesome, Reena! It's important to take frequent breaks. A glass of wine is a must, too :)

edgar said...

You created a new Venice . That's interesting.

Anonymous said...

Love the first photo--amazing what one can do anymore with the technology that is available. Such a cute little bird--great shot. Good luck with your project--don't work too hard. Mickie :)

forgetmenot said...

I'm anonymous--I accidently clicked that as I was publishing my comment. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Shane Kent Louis said...

I love what you did on the first image, nice treatment! I recognize the dock. :D


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Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Thank you for the warm thoughts for my nephew, Landon, much appreciated! =)

Madi and Mom said...

Bless your heart Reena...I feel your pain. I love your merged picture how did you do that?

Next week I have cleaning the garage on my to do list. The easiest thing would be to just level it...but alas the rest of the house is ok.
Hugs C

Mental P Mama said...

Love NYC meets AMI!!! Love!

Jennifer Richardson said...

March has outdone herself here, too.
Hope the deliciousness
of Spring
has you wallowing
even if just a bit
in her beauty
while you project on:)
-Jennifer

Nancy Claeys said...

I love what you've done here, Reena, with these two images. You've blended together so well, it really looks like an actual place you could visit!

Hope your aches and pains have subsided -- spring is a busy time! :)

GailO said...

You do have so much fun with the processing!

Do not underestimate the benefits of Ibuprofen!:) Can't wait to see what you are working on!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I pulled a few weeds today and am paying for it...When did this start to happen to us??!! :-) I'd much rather be bird-watching!!

I hope you're doing well, and enjoying your weekend Reena!!

Michael said...

very cool merged image

Shane Kent Louis said...

Reena, I so loved this merged picture.


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Hilary said...

What a cool effect.. looks great.

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