This colorful Pack Mule was found noshing on a few blades of grass along a well travelled road in Jamaica.  Of course, the first words out of my mouth were that famous… stop.. stop… I have to take this picture.  The owner of the mule was close standing by with his hand out for a few dollars right after I snapped the picture.  I’m sure it was his way of earning a living and very smart of him at that.  The image was take with my new Nikon D60 camera and I was still getting used to it so used the auto shoot and auto focus. Read More →

This little knobby kneed fawn just stood their looking at me as I took a number of pictures of him. This is by far one of my favorites of all those taken. It looked like he had just started walking and wasn’t quite sure footed yet. The little knees were twisted inward and he had his little tongue hanging out like he was say na..na.. just try and get me. Here are the before and after images. By using Photoshop the fawn color was brightened and the grass was also modified so that there was more depth to both. Before I got so involved with cookingRead More →

This image was one of my first attempts at creating what is called a compilation using Photoshop. It’s done by combining multiple images with layers and masking.  It took many hours and is of at least 5 separate photos taken during the early fall season as we drove along an Idaho highway or while visiting with friends in the Idaho Panhandle. The sky is an image that probably did not occur in Idaho but I liked the heavy clouds and deep blue sky.  I think it’s probably from the Caribbean. When altering the sky, it was important to keep in mind that there would be shadowingRead More →

Okay, here is a challenge that I’m not quite sure that I’m up to but am willing, able and ready to give it a try. Normally, I post out my own recipes to this cooking blog but that doesn’t mean that I can invent or dream up one each day for 30 days. Whew! It would be a cooking frenzy in my kitchen and then nothing else would get done. There would be food and pans everywhere. Laundry would pile up. I’m self employed so none of my general work at home would crank out and I would get fat in the process. You know..Read More →