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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!

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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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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:
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Happy Birthday Sandra! :D

Hope you have a really wonderful day :party: :wave:
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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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Happy birthday! :)
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Happy birthday!!
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Have a wonderful day today! :party:

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