This weekend, we were SUPER lazy on Saturday. I felt completely pathetic and unproductive by the end of the day, but then again, it was nice not doing anything. Although I did laundry. Because there's always laundry.
Then Sunday we had church that morning, a potluck for lunch and then Sunday afternoon I drove to Levelland to do a photo shoot for one of our former youth group girls. She's graduating this May (sniff, sniff) and asked if I'd take some of her senior pictures. Of course I would. I was honored to be asked. I love dabbling in photography and am hoping to be able to buy a new fancy shmancy camera by the end of the year. *Fingers Crossed* We spent about 3 hours and had a lot of fun driving around, taking pictures and lots and lots of laughing.
Except for one stop. When I took off into the brush (I was wearing toms and leggings mind you) and got my ankles all scratched up. Which is better than being eaten by a huge rat. Which M and her mom saw in the field so we ended up not shooting any pictures there at all. So I have battle scars for nothing now. ;) Oh well, it was still totally worth it.
Anyway... here are some of my faves:
I found this effect on picnik that I'd never seen before. I think it's totally cool!
Not only am I an amateur photographer, I'm also a tree climber. Or in this case, an instructor or tree-climbing. She might have thought I was completely nuts, but these next few pictures turned out completely awesome! And we didn't even ruin her pants... which was her mom's concern. ;)
One of my favorite all-time pics I've ever taken. It's so romantic. Like a Jane Austen tree angel.
Another cool effect I found on picnik that I'd never used before.
I love it! ♥♥♥
That's all for now... I might show off some more another time. ;) It was super fun and something I really enjoy. Maybe not for an all-the-time gig. But every now and then, it's totally fun!
We had to get these pictures done already because 1) we took some with her show sheep and she won't have them for much longer and 2) picnik is what I use to edit photos and with it closing (at least in the way we know it and are used to it) in April, we needed to get these done asap.
And speaking of picnik closing....
I've been using picnik to make the collages for my shades of summer/autumn/winter series. Picnik doesn't have that option anymore. So I've been thinking about it all weekend and I've decided to discontinue that series. It was fun while it lasted, but for now, it's done. I will however be bringing back more "wishlists" which might be inspired by a photograph now and then.
Anyway, that's that.
Right now, I feel a little overwhelmed because I've got several projects I want to do. But I've also got a few things I need to do while I can still use picnik. I've got a couple of deadlines for myself and while I'm a month away from the first one, I'm still feeling the pressure. EEK!
Which leads me to asking you all 2 questions:
1) What do you do to handle the pressure of deadlines and projects and all of that jazz? What helps you to get focused so you can actually be productive instead of just curling up in a ball on the couch and watching the DIY network because you don't know what to do or where to start? Not that I'm saying I've been doing that or anything... >.>
2) Does anyone have any suggestions of photo-editing sites that you've been using and love?
I guess technically that's 3 questions. Or 2 1/2.