Hi everyone, I just opened this thread for the wonderful photos we get in this group. If there are going to be any rules for this thread, they will come from Meralyn and Sunny, as they are the experts here.
This thread is for beautiful photographs.
Hi Gang! Wow! This is a surprise! A neat one! At this point I would rather not put up any rules 'cept keep it clean! Post any photos of your own that you wish to. Now - that is if Sunny agrees? How about it "pro", LOL?!
I just know this is going to be one of my favorite threads on Cat Lovers! Awesome idea!!
Congrats Meralyn & Sunny!
At first I thought the thread was just for Sunny and Meralyn to post their own photos and opened it to take a peek! This is a great idea we like sharing photos but they do sort of take up a lot of space on the chat threads - especially for anyone on dial up. Can't wait to see more pics!!
Hey Sunny and Meralyn-Just stopping by to check out your thread.This is gonna be a hot spot-gonna love this.Great idea!
Deb G-Love the picture of Baby Simba!
Here is a picture of my Dante.Each morning he sits with me on the computer desk while I type away.And each morning it's fight because he wants to lay and the more he lays the more my keyboard is closer to the egde! But as longs as he's comfortable right?
These are my two furangels that have crossed over to Rainbow Bridge-I still miss Twinkle and Peabody.
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Meralyn-Don't worry about I know how easy it is to forget names especially when we all have so many fur babies-these were my two Twinkle and Peabody, they have both crossed to Rainbow Bridge.I love your new little thread and plan on chillin here alot!
This was taken Christnmas eve 2007. Cropped out the geese, and some of the backround. Looks like they are ready for a swim meet.
Janie-That is a beautiful picture of the ducks and your right looks like there gearing up for a swim meet or something! That is so nice to look at.See I love photos like that of nature and wildlife and my favorite thing to do is to go feed the ducks and geese.That is a great picture thanks for sharing.
Janie - WOW! Great shot of the ducks, love the colors & perspective! I live right on the Winchuck River, in fact if my house were any closer it would be a house boat!, so I get to watch & sometimes shoot (w/cam of course!) a large variety of ducks. But they are wild and wary and I can NOT get as close as you did! Thank you for sharing with us!
Chrissy - thank you so very much for being so understanding sweetie! Now, I have a favor to ask of you - could you use a little smaller font as I have to back up from the monitor with your posts, my tri-focals, you see, old granny! LOL! Also it will take up less space. Thanks again and I love having you join in!
Ok, this is a picture of my living room but can you see the two furangels in the picture?
Ah Sunny-I believe you have my couch in your living room! I love the portraits,just beautiful.I love your couch too!
I didn't want to start this thread to keep the chit chat shorter. I wanted to keep the scenery type pictures in a thread that won't get lost. Like pics of flowers and oceans and trees etc and the moon. You can still put photos in the chit chat. I just wanted to not lose any. This is why I said you might want to change the title to another name maybe.
Thanks Chrissy - your an angel girl!
Donna - I do understand. I just think some others didn't. And thanks a million for doing this for us! I think its going to be a popular thread!
WOW! Some of Sunny's FANTASTIC PORTRAIT WORK!!! AND FLOWER!!! YAY!!!
I think I can see the kitties, Chrissy, LOL!?
And thanks Sandy! You guys are really pitching in here, that's great!
I took a nap and woke up with an f'n headache, you know, one of those brain-busters, going to check out now! Have a great night! And thanks all youse guys & gals!
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Took this last year. We've got just as much snow this year. I love the ducks!! And that flower!! This is a great idea for sharing these kinds of photos, guys!
Sunny-What a beautiful flower!
Deb G-I love the picture of the snow.I think it looks so beautiful when it comes down and puts a blanket over everything.That is beautiful.Thank you.
Meralyn thanks for the comment on the ducks. Most of the time they are close enough to touch. they will take bread out of our hands. the geese does too.
Sandy thank you too !
Sunny, Good job on the couch I just wish my living room was as neat as yours. The flower is very good, love the close up work.
Deb G, Love the snow picture. Its so beautiful.
GOOD MORNING ALL! Hope your not all frozen?! Great pix everyone! I LOVE the participation here!!!
If any of you would like help with your photography, whether taking pix or cameras, I will try to help. As I've stated before, I'm not a professional, wont have all the answers, but I'm sure our pro, Sunny, would be willing to help, too. How about it Sunny? Is that OK with you?
And Donna - thanks dearheart for setting this thread up for us! Everyone is enjoying it immensely!
sharing the remote....
and celebrating Christmas...
and lunch time...
I took this a couple months ago (pre-snow) from our deck. I'm big into sunsets! Thank you for the comments on my snow pic! Pennie, your furbabies are soooooo cute! Chrissy and Sunny, love the couch pictures (actually, I did see the furbabies, Chrissy, and Sunny - those portraits on your wall are stunning!)
Sunny, I thought the couch shots were really . . . ummm, abstract??? (just jokin' wicth ya!) Your portraits are really good. What do you mean she's "ugly"????? She's beautiful, and I bet you did nothing to the photo! I love photography - I tend to see almost everything as if I were looking through a camera lense.I didn't touch anything on the sunset - I couldn't believe how vibrant the colors were when I looked out my door and saw it - had to capture that one!
Okay, now everyone has been rainbowed!
Hi Gang - I'm late getting in here! Had to kick-start myself with a LOT of caffeine this morning! A stick of dynamite might have worked better, placed you-know-where, LOL!!!
Pennie - hilarious pix of your kitties! Great shots!!!
Deb - Very beautiful rainbow and lovely sunset! I have a thing for them, too!
Sunny - WOW!!! Gorgeous daughters! And, you ARE a portrait photographer!!! I think its one of the hardest things to do in photography!
Thanks for sharing guys & gals! I have a few shots I'll share with you after I get them edited, loaded, and posted. Take care and carry on with the great work!
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This is hard:
This is easy,
(forgot her name )
Can you guess why??? Take a shot as to why, and then I'll stop putting them up. It's getting boooooring. And no one likes a show off anyway. In fact I'm thinking of removing them. It's not what I had in mind for this thread when I discovered it was here. Donna gets me into all sorts of things now doesn't she. I get volunteered at times And without me knowing about it too
Pennie-I love your pictures of your babies.Rascal and Tribbles look so cute-
Pennie, that was taken on 12-28-07. I asked Kim to take a picture of me, and the pizza dough got jealous and jumped off the counter and we started to wrestle. Needles to say the pizza dough won.
Daughters. April will be 35 in April and Kim will be 32 in April also, but 11 days after April (the daughter not the month). Gee do we have enough Aprils in that sentence. I guess stay away from me in July huh. Or is it the wife I should stay away from.
And of course there's my adopted daughter Sandy. You may know her, she kinda hangs out here now and then.
Well gee, Sunny, I can't even beginn to guess why portrait shots of gorgeous gals is easier for you than flowers, LOL!!!
And I think we both got volunteered but, hey! Its fun, too!!!
I've posted a shot of my littlest granddaughter with a tiny gecko in Alyssa's Wildlife thread. I didn't take the pic, although worked on it, so its there.
And I think your flower shots, as well as all others, are super!!! Figured that was you hiding behind he pizza dough!
Sunny you have very beautiful daughters.
Sorry hope these don't get boring, just let me know if they do ok. We feed the ducks and geese every weekend.
Last one of the geese for a while.
This is "The Heavenly Gulls", my first prize winning photo. Ever so often I drag out the neg, reprint, and sell it again. Stangely enough it keeps doing so, whether in cards or just prints, framed by myself. Its one of those chance shots that you could never duplicate if you tried for the rest of your life! I had my husband holding up french fries, that I had talked a reluctant restaurant owner out of (!), and luckily neither my husband, me, nor my camera got shet upon, LOL!!! The photo also made the Power Co Annual Calendar contest, also my one and only time! This is a scanned film photo.
Meralyn What a shot!!! I've never, ever seen a photo like that. Ever think of painting it??
Janie, what kind of camera are you using? Can you get that close to them or are you zooming? They are gorgeous!!
Yurok elder at the Annual Klamath Salmon Festival, Klamath, California, 2003. Every year, for many years ,the Yurok tribe of Klamath have put on a feast of salmon which they catch in the Klamath River. It is a wonderful, very special, event. This handsome gentleman gave me permission (I never photograph them without permission!) to photograph him and have done so for several years. His face was red from cooking the salmon on stakes over an open fire, very busy, but kindly posed for me. He considers himself the King of the Yuroks, much to the amusement of other members of the tribe, but he truely is magnificent!
I did a black & white version of this photo and it won in a very small show here. And I have given copies to this special person as well as his family members. I always do.
Yurok elder attending cooking of salmon being cooked on wood stakes over an open pit, Klamath, California. This method of cooking salmon has been used for thousands of years.
Thanks Deb! Yes, I considered painting it but somehow felt it would take away from the photo.
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Excellent shots Janie. Keep it up. See it's not boring to us since we've never seen them before. It's like to me my kids are boring, the pictures are about 10 years old and I've seen them way too much. Of course trying to get them in front of a camera now is just about impossible. They spent there teen and early twenties trying to duck out on me as much as they could
Christine, I'm sorry to read that Twinkle and Peabody are no longer with us. I totally missed what you had written about them.
Meralyn It's about time you showed us some of your work I love that seagull shot. Like you mentioned it's a shot that sort of falls in your lap, just need to be in the right place at the right time. If you think pros take one or two pictures of that type of shot, never happen. As soon as I saw the Indian fellow I thought, B&W would be awesome. It kind of yells B&W. And I'm coming out your way for some of that salmon Nothing like salmon(lox), on a bagel with red onion and a shmear. You now what a shmear is, right. I dab or two of cream cheese. If you eat that and then die, you go straight to heaven since you're already half way there.
Laura, as mentioned most of the picture of my daughter are from the 90's. And speaking of hair, that's their natural hair color. April is a real blond, and Kim's hair streaks with the blond highlights. Probably from swimming in chlorinated water in Kim's case. April has MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) so she doesn't even go near anything with any scent let alone hair dye.
Pennie, Tribble and Rascal keep reminding me I still haven't gotten around to starting a thread of my ferals, Felix and Shadow. Felix is a B&W and Shadow is all black. There's another I call Babe but it stays far away so no picture of that one yet.
And the answer to why is it easier to do a portrait than a flower. You control the light, what it is going to light, where the shadows will be, how many lights you use. After all the definition of photography is " to paint with light". He who controls the light control the end result.
No less that 4 lights to light this one.
With a flower, you take pot luck.
Now I'm on strike until we get more pictures. My pictures are boring. I want to see some more of other peoples. So come on get that camera out and show us your stuff.
Sunny - as I've stated many times, I am not a professional like you. Your way over my head on the lighting thing. I've never had lessons, mostly self-taught, read magazines that I bought and books I checked out of the library and taking many, many photos and bracketing a hell of a lot with copious notes. I did that for so many years I hate to admit to! I have never done studio photography. I've never heard that phrase on lighting, but I like it.
Thanks for sharing so much with us and hopefully you'll do more, your an excellent teacher.
I used to volunteer with a Mustang Sanctuary and loved photographing them. This one's name was "Blaze"
and this one is "Dakota". I like messing around with different tones.
Meralyn, I especially like the Moon photo. It's very beautiful.
Deb, those horse photos are very pretty!
Hi Sunny Dad!! Your daughters are so beautiful!
You guys are all so good!
Deb - Wonderful shots & effects of horses! I love to mess about with different tints, too! And I was a horse NUT for many years so love horse pix!
Thanks girls! The moon was out in its glory last night and I tried shooting it, again, without luck! Sometimes it works for me but often it just does not!
Hi every one I woke up to a winter wonder land and I thought I would share this photo with you. I love photography my favorite subject is normally Cookie and the dogs.
Lila - Very beautiful shot and the clarity is wonderful!
Re - Lighting - I forgot to mention earlier that light is quite important in outdoor photography as well as indoors, whether in your home or studio. If your shooting outdoors its best to do so in the morning or afternoon, fairly late, as over-head light creates too many shadows. And of course the direction the light is coming from can make it or break it! I'm sure most of you know this, though.
Carry on! Love the response here!
Janie-Beautiful shot of the sky opening like that! Amazing!!
Lila-I love that picture of the snow on that beautiful tree-winter wonderland photos are my favorite to look at then again anything outside i love looking at!
Thank you ladies both for sharing your beautiful pictures with us!
Thank You Chrissy!!!!
Sandy, Love this cat she is so cute and cuddly. Thank you on the comments on my sunrise.
Love Ya Janie ashleigh Tippe & Nosey
My goodness,I love all the beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them, I really enjoyed looking at them.
This is one of my favorite pictures of Princess Bella. I love the look on her face and the way the lighting turned out.
I had to add a picture of Cookie. Choosing just one picture of my baby is hard but I really like this one and if you look close you will see a muddy dog print on the out side of the window. She had just finished playing with one of our dogs they love to play through the glass.
Janie!! That photo is breathtaking!
Lila - Cookie is absolutely adorable! I love the way her head is sort of cocked.
Anna - that is a great photo! Love the lighting, too.
Sandy - Daphne is precious! Those photos are really beautiful of her!
Janie - Awesomely beautiful sunset, WOWEEE!!!
Anna - beautiful pic of Princess Bella!
Sandy - Hey girl, "bout time! Great photos, top quality! Post all you want to!
Lila - Cookie is so very pretty! Love that face!
Thank you ladies for sharing! This is so much fun! Got to close now and hit the sack! Fed Harry, watched movie, sent Harry home, (yes!!!) now bushed!
Sweet dreams all!
WOW! What a fantastic thread! I kept "meaning to" stop in and finally took the time - what a treat! Photography is such an excellent art form and we sure have some fine examples here! Thanks Donna for starting this and to all our talented constributors - starting with Sunny and Meralyn!
Wow - what a group!
Deb G.,Meralyn, Chrisy, and Sandy: thank you for the nice things you said about my snow picture other than animal pictures I am a little shy about sharing my photographs especially here there are soooo many amazing pictures.
Cookie is so easy to take pictures of. They say cats have nine lives and I think she was a model in one of them. She is not modest every time I post one of her pictures I have to read the feedback to her.
Janie: I love your sunrise that was amazing.
Lila and Cookie
An old fence post on the bluff above the beach where I usually walk. There are fields here, once cut for hay, now just left wild, with old barbed wire and rotting posts still standing in places. I tried unsuccessfully to shoot this danged post I dont know how many times with my digital camera! I did capture it nicely with film. I finally woke up to the fact that my camera could not handle the backlighting, always walked in the afternoon, so shot it in the morning and hey, it worked!!! Yes, lighting!
Dont every be shy about posting your pix here! My photos are never perfect, I really have to work at it! Thank you very much Kent and ladies!
Ana & Lila! Wow!! Such pretty babies you both have! Great pics!! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Meralyn, That photo is gorgeous!
Here is another one of my pictures. This one combines two of my favorite things beading and photography. This is the best I can do at the pro thing. If Sunny ever saw my uh-hum "studio" he would be .
Oooh, how nice things are looking here
Deb, I like that shot of Blaze. It's really cool how the background goes fuzzy from panning the camera. Makes Blaze pop right out atcha.
Daphne, what big eyes you have. More better to see the photos with, says she
Sunsets, snow in the trees, and cats in a basket, who could want anything more.
And then there's Meralyn, in a league of her own. And by the way, you sold a photo???? You accepted money for a photo you took???? YOU ARE A PRO by definition if nothing else. The only difference between being a pro and and amateur is amateurs don't accept money. Just think about the world oldest profession. And "studio" what studio. Those picture were taken in my living room. Somewhere I have a picture of what it looks like, but darned if I know where it is. It's all perception, just like in the movies you only see the actors and what you're supposed to see. You don't see a crew and booms and the like right.
Now I have to turn the house upside down, but I'm going to try to find that picture.. And please don't laugh too hard if I do find it and scan it. I don't any body to roll on the floor and hurt themselves
Ooh! Look what I just found in the wrong album.
It's momma, dad and the cygnets. So now we have ducks a goose and swans plus a gull or 2
Lila - gorgeous pic! Love the vignette!
Sunny - oh my, swans! I've seen them in Europe but never here.
So I'm in a league of my own?! You didn't say what kind of league that is?! Pro from selling a couple pix and cards, nope, not here! It has to be a certain amount in our club. Oldest profession in the world, well hey baby, ya can't live on quarters, LOL!!!
I went for a walk on the beach late afternoon hoping for some nice shots but no luck. Checking out for the night, talk to you-all in the morning!
I know this little girl isn't beautiful scenary or a cat, but she is just soooo cute! Couldn't resist putting her pic in here.
These are the La Plata Mountains from my driveway.
Thanks for your comments on the Blaze picture, Sunny. I took many to get one that had the background blurred and not the horse!! Lila, your bead flowers are gorgeous - I like to do beading, but have only dabbled in jewelry. Meralyn, the fence post is really artistic! I just love the coast - miss the ocean. Good night all! I have my grandkids with me for the weekend so I may not get back in until Monday. If not, have a great weekend everyone!
Deb G-Ahh,who is that beautiful cute adorable angel with the tennis ball?What a love so glad you posted it.
La Plata Mountains what a view Deb and that is from your driveway?I love it!
Deb G, Love the pics of the snow, the sunsets are so vibrant,I like rainbows too. I also like the horse pics , nice action shots. The puppy pic is so cute love her eyes great expression. What a wonderful view to have, just love it.
Lila, Loved the shot of the snow covered tree. Cookie is just basking in the sun, shes beautiful. Wow you must have a lot of patience, the beading is so lovely.
Sunny, I wish we had swans, this is a very good shot. Also love all the pics of daughters and the food too.
Meralyn, you have the most wonderful photos. The gulls are so perfect.
Pennie, thanks for sharing the pics of your furbabies they are so cute.
Anna H, beautiful pic of Princess Bella
Deb - Adorable dog and gorgeous mountains!
And thank you ladies!
I'm NOT awake yet, boy do I need more coffee!!! I'll come back in later after getting my cats and I fed, maybe I'll feel half-way human by then?!