Photo101: Connect


This snapshot was taken on the morning of our last day in Amsterdam. My daughter, who I had not seen for a few months, and I were on our way to have breakfast before heading to the new wing of the Rijksmuseum. For me the shadow play was too hard to resist.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

Another trip, another 1000+ photos.  I am stunned figuring out which ones to share with you. So in true blue procrastination, I went and bought PSE11 for a song on and am now watching tutorials before they roll over to PSE12 next week. (Heaven help me resist the Siren Song of PS Actions!) Guess you’ll have to wait a bit longer.

Meanwhile, these images were taken in the stairwell between the library and the church of Melk Abbey in Austria and quite suit this week’s’s Photo Challenge.

(Better bigger, so click on the image to open the Photo Carousel!)


As I said in my last post, I feel inhibited about photographing people, especially when it comes to self-portraits. Just the thought of sitting for the camera is as difficult for me as getting up to speak in a room full of people who don’t know me.

So, encouraged (or egged-on in the nicest possible way) by David Bennett, I finally started to experiment and here’s the first of what I hope will be a few self-portraits taken during this coming year. (Gads! I even feel embarrassed just posting this! LOL)

And, no, I tend not to be the smiley sort. :)

This was taken using the S-100’s “Toy Camera” effect, which darkens the corners of the image and has 3 color tones (warm, standard, cool), and a little bit of fudging with PSE8’s Levels.

OK, David, your turn.