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Most of my images of late are taken while waiting at stop lights or while riding in passenger seat with my phone. This has been a horrible winter that is still with us unfortunately, and I just don’t do well with getting out in this cold with camera in hand.

I am looking forward to warmer temps and greener foliage. How’s the weather in your part of the world?

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White Christmas

Grateful for our White Christmas this year! Merry Christmas, everyone!

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What is this bird called? I loved photographing them on the beaches of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico last week.

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This is for Stacy’s One Photo Focus Challenge, where we are given a photo to edit however we want. When I saw the original photo of the older Victorian style home it reminded me of the 100 year-old homes in a small town where we used to live in Iowa in the U.S.  I knew right away I wanted to make the photo look like an aged photograph from like the 1920’s or 30’s that you might find in an old chest in your grandmother’s dusty attic.

Original photo (see below) by Stacy Fishcher
Original photo (see below left) by Stacy Fischer.  Edits by Sheila (that’s me!)

To do this, I made numerous edits in a mobile app called PicsArt. Then I transferred the photo over to my laptop and used GIMP to layer the photo with a “old paper” texture created by Shadowhouse Creations. I set the texture layer to Multiply, and made some minor adjustments until I was satisfied with the final product.  What do you think?

Driving through Illinois this weekend, just snapping pictures of whatever.

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