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Thursday, May 21, 2009

T-13 Haiku Sky Watch Friday and Harriet's 1000 Comments Challenge (albeit belatedly)

Make Time for Small Reflections
Click for Purple Passion Photo at Sacred Ruminations and
another T-13 today at Happily Retired Gal

Haiku Friday#139 & Sky Watch #53
13 Sky Photos
collaged using new techniques
I learned just this week

Each view included
captured during the past week ...
such variety!

Click to embiggen for better viewing.
Find others participating in ... Thursday Thirteen
Haiku Friday, SkyWatch and Looking at the Sky this week.

lookingatthesky

I have long wondered
how to create a template
for a T-13

like the one above ...
thinking it might help create
collages to share

and perhaps it might
eventually ... but THIS
collage took me HOURS!!!

At least next time I'll
have the 'frame' set up and with
practice things may go

more quickly next time.
Using 'stroke outline' instead
of a 'beveled edge'

gives a different
look to this collage and it's
more symmetrical.




Addendum:
I just discovered that Harriet created a challenge for the Month of May so I'm adding this note to my most recent post. It's called ... the 1000 Comment Challenge and the logo looks like this:

commentmay The 1000 Comment Challenge

Although most of my posts are photographs & collages with a bit of Haiku these days, I do visit as many blogs as time permits (often using Mr. Linky for various weekly memes) and always leave comments, so this challenge seems like fun. The unfortunate thing is that today is the 21st of May so there are just 10 days left to play. Since I 'track' the comments I leave as a general practice, tomorrow I'll be doing a count to see how close I am to the goal. Sometimes obsessive habits pay off ;--)

Of course like other bloggers, I enjoy comments on my blog.

If you want to participate in this Linky Love Challenge visit Harriet’s Blog. She's already created a very kewl trophy for the '1000 Comments Club' and plans to offer an award to those who reach 500 comments too.

5-24-09 addendum - Harriet's considering repeating the challenge for June ... so if you'd like to participate, drop by her blog and let her know. FYI -I just totaled my comments for the month so far and as of 8pm I've made 985 ... so I've just got 15 to reach the 1000 goal. How kewl is that?

Small Reflections ... Smile Back

Thought for Today
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." John Quincy Adams

18 comments:

Gennasus said...

Great shots, love the first one.

Sylvia K said...

Really lovely collage, as always! Beautiful shots! Love those blue skies!

Photo Cache said...

It's always exciting to learn new tricks in photo editing that will make us enjoy our photos more.

Squeaksdaddy said...

Love your pics...Remind me of San Diego.

JJ

Tumblewords: said...

Your photos of glorious skies are much appreciated! The new collage format is perfect - sometimes things take a long darned time. :) Well worth it - from my standpoint!!

Ebie said...

Is it clipping mask? I am so slow when it comes to new tech. Good job.

Linda said...

The sky collage is very cool! Isn't it great when you can combine a group of photos like that?!?

Pamela Kramer said...

That's what I love most about the sky, it's never the same. Great shots!

Looking @ The Sky on Friday said...

I loved the shot of the tree in the center. What kind of tree is that?!

It's very cool. I always love your Haikus and sky shots. I hope you have a beautiful weekend.

-Tisha

Dianne said...

I dub thee 'Queen of Collage' !!!

Ivanhoe said...

I like your new template. Cool trick :o)
Hope to see you at my new place some time.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Tina said...

lovin the palms as always ;) .. so your doing harriets comment challenge? i just about have time to catch up on mine hahaha!

good luck mate :)

jabblog said...

Beautiful collage. What a lovely place you live in.

Jeanette said...

Beautiful collage. I must learn to do that! I hope you decide to participate in the Brenda Photo Challenge. We'd love to have you!

Tara R. said...

Beautiful shots. I almost missed the sail kite in the first one.

Light and Voices said...

You certainly did a fantastic job with your first collage. I have yet to learn how to do that.
Joyce

Carver said...

Wonderful collage of sky shots. Hope you're having a great weekend.

Maria@Conversations with Moms said...

Great job on the comment challenge. That's a lot of comments. I guess you'll be participating in June also. I will be for sure.

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