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!
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!
A List of Links for tutorials/info that I've found to be useful!
Basics of Pen Tool [link]
Making Photoshop Brushes [link]
Adding Borders in PS [link]
Depth of Field [link]
PS Borders [link]
The Pen Tool [link]
Making Textures [link]
Layer Masks and Colour Gradients [link]
GavTrain Photo Training [link]
Manual HDR [link]
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