Ahem - well, now that I've shouted that out - let me explain and allow me to show you the First and Third place prize winners in the Winter Wonderland contest being held by
First place went to
Second place went to me with
Third place went to
I'm thrilled to bits with placing second, and I thank anyone who voted for me, Marcus for hosting the contest, and congratulations to the two other winners!!!
So... what else is new? Well, I got a new tripod for Christmas!!! It's much sturdier than my old one and I think that it will hold my camera more securely in the vertical position. My old one slid and it was just a PITA trying to keep it solid. I haven't even had a chance to try out he new one really - because it's been so darned cold out - but I'm looking forward to using it!
The other day I went and bought a back up drive for my back up! My computer is just getting too full now that I'm shooting RAW, and I have been backing up to an external, but I think I need to remove the pics from my computer all together, which would mean that I only have them on the back up drive. So I've decided to back up the back up and remove them from my PC. First I want to go through all my old files and delete the crap photos - no sense in storing crappy ones - and that is going to take me a while. I did a few months worth last night and it's a bit slow going. The good news is that I think I've found a few decent shots that I somehow missed the first time around, or just plain old forgot about!
I realize that the New Year has started for many of us around the globe, but here in Canada it's still the morning of the 31st! We have a whole day ahead of us - the last of 2010. 2010 has been a good year for me, so I can't say I'm dying to see it go like many others are. Honestly though,I don't put a lot of ceremony into the New Year change over. We will be having a quiet evening tonight. We'll probably have some snacks (dear son has requested something healthy due to the gluttony of the holidays) and watch a movie or something to that effect.
My very best wishes for you for 2011! Thanks for being a part of my 2010!!
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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