Jackie Link's Blog

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Monday, December 27, 2010

and then the sun came out

At least I finally got out for a couple of rides around the waterfront this past week.  Nothing too strenuous, but mighty fine to turn the pedals a bit.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Still not much new

Which doesn't mean I haven't been busy.  Jill had a birthday Monday and after dinner here with Jason we all went to see "Black Swan."  I'd already gone to see it with Jane the week before but it was so stunningly intense that I wanted to see it again; and I'm glad I did.  Whew, what a film!
For her birthday card I made a new scan of this fuzzy, faded photo of us together, taken when she was a few days old.  So sweet.

The sun was shining today for a nice change, but I stuck it out with my Photoshop tutorials.  Sibyl insists on playing fetch just when I get really involved and I stop to play with her for a while.  Then I'll make a meal for one or both of us.  Takes a lot of time.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Nothing new

Aside from crackin' the books to learn new software, I'm not doing much.  

Today I'm cooking vegetable soup and a beef and vegetable stew. I bought a package of celery hearts over a week ago and have had to figure out how not to waste them.  The ol' celery conundrum.  Wish one could just buy a few stalks of the stuff and be done with it!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Another B&W week

. . . with a bit of split-tone thrown in
 
This gull kept me company as I sat on the dock of the bay eating my lunch.
It's very difficult to take a picture of a picture in a gallery without getting reflections from the lights.  This photograph is in the lower floor at City Hall.  After I left there I saw the same image reproduced in the bus stop shelter across the street.  Click it to see the bus driver feeding the raccoons.  I wonder if he got in trouble for it.  (You can read more about it here)

You really have to click on these images to see their detail (back arrow to return).

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Work work work

Yesterday I went to Kit's in Menlo Park and she loaned me her old tripod.  I took this when she still had wet hair, but I used it to learn more about file handling in my new software, Lightroom3.

I spent all of today working with the new programs, making one new print and trying out the tripod.
 My eyes are falling out from all this work.