A staircase at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL, US. I had been seeking a nice staircase to take a photo of and as I was walking around the hotel I ran across this one. Picture taken hand held and darker than I would have liked but it goes along with the feel of the hotel. It's older, warm toned, with low lighting. Nicely different than other spiral staircases. Simply lovely architecture!
This is my take on celebrating life. My dream island, dream view, dream colors and everything beautiful. The view is from the balcony at Royal West Indies resort in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands. I applied a filter to the photo which only enhanced the beautiful turquoise water. This is the peaceful place you can go to meditate and feel peace. Namaste.
Summer fun with a late spring photo using the shoot through technique. Added a layer of Brushed Rose from the Summer Painterly collection from Flypaper textures. And by trying something different, I added a frame to it in Photoshop and filled in with content aware to get that cool ripped edge effect. Really like that!
My sturdy unique and funky mid century modern curved staircase. It's actually built into the foundation. It is metal with beautiful oak stairs and metal/iron railings. Not sure of the actual metal. The original owners had the vision to create the unique design. We are grateful for every moment that we have been in this house since we bought it in 2009.
Angie and Beau Beau love to romp up and down the staircase. Keeps them trim and fit. Now if I could just use it to add to my fitness schedule...
Fluffy? Did someone say Fluffy? Yes, that's me, Angelica, the Queen of fluffiness! Look at mine belleh. Touch it. Go ahead. Yep, it feels just as soft and fluffy as it looks. It's softer than silk, finer than linen. Yes, it does not get better than dis. Dat's why we are such special angels. Mine fluffiness is here just to make you feel better. Go ahead and close your eyes and imagine how soft mine fur really is.
Look at this beautiful freshly cut wood pile filled with all those circular wood stumps.
This must have been from two winters ago. I love how nice and neatly stacked the pile was and the beautiful tan, light brown color of the freshly cut wood. Angie, my cat, spent days sniffing and hanging out on the wood pile. I'm sure there were other curious cats in the neighborhood that she was sniffing but part of it was the joy of being outdoors in the warm sun on a winter day.
Angie's tail is all high and perky indicating her pure pleasure and curiosity. How old do you think those trees were Angie?
Understanding exposure is something that I need to work on more. I often find myself taking far to many shots trying to find the right exposure rather than having a better understanding of it to begin with. Iberionex is one of the instructors from BetterPhoto.com who has a podcast series on light in photography.
I just love how he "sees" the light in his photos and how he explains it.