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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Creative Photograph #3 and UM #43

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Click for this week's Camera Critters & a Valentine at
Small Reflections and Happily Retired Gal

This is my 3rd effort at Creative Photography

Original Photo

Nikon D60 with Tamron 28-300mm Lens
f/6.3 ... 1/60 sec exposure ... ISO-400

Focal length 300mm ... Max Aperture 5.3
Metering Mode - Pattern ... No Flash
(Cropped for Collaging)
I've labeled each variation in the collage below
so click to 'embiggen' for better viewing.
Which do YOU prefer & why?
Click to embiggen for better viewing
and for others participating in Creative Photography

This is the 316th issue of ...
I'm participating for the 43rd time today
How about you?

What comes to YOUR mind?
If you'd like to play here, copy and paste the clues in comments along with your responses ... or post on your blog and let me know so I can visit ;--)

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Be mine :: Valentine!
  2. Ecstatic :: elated
  3. Orderly :: methodical mind
  4. Sebastian :: John - songwriter
  5. Sore :: sight for sore eyes!
  6. Don’t need :: 'Why People Buy Things They Don't Need' ... book by Pamela Danziger
  7. Rockstar :: 2001 film
  8. Tinfoil :: what we used in the 'good old days' before 'aluminum foil'
  9. Addiction :: to blogging
  10. Where? :: in the World is Waldo?
Your turn: I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Be mine ::
  2. Ecstatic ::
  3. Orderly ::
  4. Sebastian ::
  5. Sore ::
  6. Don’t need ::
  7. Rockstar ::
  8. Tinfoil ::
  9. Addiction ::
  10. Where? ::
Click for others 'muttering' today.
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Thought for Today
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle


SaundraM300 said...

Great mutterings today. Have an awesome Sunday!

Akelamalu said...

You collage is so colourful! Hope you're having a great weekend. :)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I like Fresco best, just because it seems more dramatic, but they are all quite nice ^.^

WOw, Where's Waldo? That takes me back. Great Mutterings!

Ralph said...

These are all great pictures. The vivid colors remain in any/all of the filters used. Brilliant flowers, a sign of Spring (which can't arrive soon enough!)

Joyce said...

Virginia, your floral photos are so cheering. It's difficult to choose a favorite.

I love the quote that excellence is a habit. Right on!

Anonymous said...

Interesting array of the same picture using the different types of filters :)

Unknown said...

Of course I love watercolor! I think the chalk is neat and the smudgstick. :)

1. Be mine :: Valentine
2. Ecstatic :: Joyful
3. Orderly :: organized
4. Sebastian :: Neverending Story
5. Sore :: ouch
6. Don’t need :: trash
7. Rockstar :: Haden
8. Tinfoil :: aluminum
9. Addiction :: alcohol
10. Where? :: Over there

RW said...

You are doing a awesome job of rocking that camera!! Thank you for CP submission!

Pamela said...

1. Be mine :: bemoan
2. Ecstatic ::2happy
3. Orderly ::disorderly
4. Sebastian :: cabot
5. Sore ::loser
6. Don’t need ::jack
7. Rockstar ::jagger
8. Tinfoil ::hat
9. Addiction ::bad habit0
10. Where? :: is waldo

Pamela said...

I just went back to look at yours. I should have put: Where in the world is Carmen San Diego

Pamela said...

Oh.. and I can't decide which flower variation I like best. Decisions, decisions. I just want to know if the PSE6 Filters can make me look skinny

EG CameraGirl said...

I love to see the fun artists have with Photoshop. ;-)

George said...

You are really doing artistic things with that new camera and Photoshop. I'm not sure I can pick a favorite, although I do like watercolor and dry brush very much.

Mom Knows Everything said...

1. Be mine :: Valentine
2. Ecstatic :: happy
3. Orderly :: line up
4. Sebastian :: cat
5. Sore :: hurt
6. Don’t need :: no thank you
7. Rockstar :: Nickelback (it's a song by them)
8. Tinfoil :: leftovers
9. Addiction :: AA
10. Where? :: lost

Patti said...

Lovely photos ~~ is spring almost here? I hope so. We had snow again on Thursday night. :-(

It's a tough choice, but I think I like the watercolor the best. I love the vibrant colors you have shared.

Thanks for visiting me and for taking the Vintage Valentine I posted. I think you are the only person who did that. It made me happy.

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