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Heidi ho Friends!!

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 18, 2012, 4:26 PM
Oh - it has been so long since I updated my journal, or really even spent any time at DA, and I apologize for my absence!!

I won't make a bunch of excuses as life is busy for us all - but I will say that I have been very busy on another photography site.  I've sort of fallen in love with Google+ ... I really didn't think it would happen when I first joined there - but it has.  The Photography community there is just amazing and the people are incredible!  High quality art and just a really great vibe about the place!

I've learned so much being there, and It's sort of become my new "home".  I still love DA, and all of my friends here that haven't moved over - I miss you so much!!  It's just hard to fit so much into the hours of the day!

However, I'm hoping to start spending a bit more time here again, post a few photos, and just reconnect with some people.  

So, in the mean time, I'm going to upload a few photos that I've taken over the last little bit - including some from a recent trip to Arizona where I met up with about 30 Googlers that I've met online for a photo walk.   We had a GREAT time and we went to a lake and shot all afternoon, and then all evening!  It was so much fun, I didn't want it to end!  :excited:

So, what else is new?  

Hmm - recently I bought a new lens .  I got a Nikon 105mm Macro.  It set me back a little bit - but boy - do I love it!  I'm having a lot fun exploring the new world of macro photography! I'll get around to posting some of those eventually too!

So, I hope you are all doing fine my friends!  I've missed you, and I'll try to stop around more often!

::Useful Links::

A List of Links for tutorials/info that I've found to be useful!

Basics of Pen Tool…
Making Photoshop Brushes…
Adding Borders in PS kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.…
Depth of Field…
PS Borders photoshop-tutorials.deviantart…
The Pen Tool kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.…
Making Textures kuschelirmel-stock.deviantart.…
Layer Masks and Colour Gradients photoshop-tutorials.deviantart…
GavTrain Photo Training…
Manual HDR photoshop-tutorials.deviantart…

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Handy Sandra
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
I live in the Canadian Prairies and I am surrounded by vast open spaces and big skies. I have been shooting for about 3 years and I love the way the world looks through the lens of my camera. I'm still learning and developing as a photographer, and hoping that I can get some amazing shots along my journey!

I own a custom picture framing store, so I work with art all day every day. I love my job, but I wish I had more time to spend on my hobby!

Why I love photography and art: For me, it's an escape. I get away from the people, the stress, the craziness, the organization that our lives become. I can go out in a foul mood, and come home feeling cleansed and refreshed. I like to be out by myself, enjoying the moment - the fresh air, the sight of an orange sky, the sun on my skin, the glimpse of an animal - and the best part is that I get to take it with me. Every photo I take has a memory attached to it. It may not be an exciting memory - but a memory none the less.



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my-shots Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016
Happy Birthday dear Handy!!!!:hug::sun:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer

     a rose for a birthday by Dieffi     happy day by Dieffi

                          (((Happy Birthday 2U!!))) by LOVEMAYU 

     congratulations by Dieffi      enjoy the frog party by Dieffi    

holymacro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Happy Birthday!!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:party: Happy birthday! :hug:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
(((Cheers!! XD))) by LOVEMAYU     Happy birthday by Digithalie       (((Cheers!! XD))) by LOVEMAYU       

:iconpianohappyplz: :iconrockonplz:Band by LOVEMAYU :iconcrazysoloplz: :iconmuzikplz:

:iconcakecookieplz::iconballoonsplz:(((Happy Birthday!!))) by LOVEMAYU :iconballoonsplz2::iconcakecookieplz:
JacobMainland Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!! :iconteddyplz:
holymacro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Happy Birthday my dear friend !!!May you have a awesome day and many more!!!God bless!Hugs!  Glen:icontoyhorseplz:  :iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::iconrainbowbummiecakeplz::happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce:
Syndyne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Happy Birthday Sandra! :D

Hope you have a really wonderful day :party: :wave:
GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014
Happy birthday. :iconfuncakeplz:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

rose ! by MellcatNinA  HappyBday by KmyGraphic  rose ! by MellcatNinA


I wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Handy!
Have a wonderful party and  good luck in your new
year of your life!
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