Friday, April 13, 2007

Photo Hunters: Hobby



My new hobby: photography. I enjoy playing with effects with different software. While preparing this post I found a new way to make a banner for my blog: using Image Tricks crop and gamma adjustment. In the future, I will finish this banner and use GIMP to make the final size adjustments. For these photos, I used three days of photos of Jay Peak in Vermont taken on April 10, 11 and 12, 2007 in different light and clouds. All photos were taken from the same spot on the road.

Under each photo I have sparse notes of the software and perhaps the effect that I used. At the end of this post is a linked list of the software. Each link and each photo link will open a new window. You can also go to my Flickr set that I created to collect this work.

This was great fun for the afternoon that I was snowed in (Thursday afternoon, April 12; we are still having winter here).

April 12, 2007

April 11, 2007

April 10, 2007

picnik with vignette and other effects

bloom effect on Image Tricks

circular splash on Image Tricks

flickr toys and ImageWell

ImageWell with black canvas and crop

ImageWell with black canvas and Apple's Grab
flickr toys
flickr toys
flickr toys

Image Tricks Kaleidoscope


Software used:

I can't wait to learn about the hobbies that other people have. Have a great week! I will, I'm going to be on spring break, with or without spring!


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54 comments:

  1. Wow...these are beautiful! I love the stamp effect on the Flickr pix! Canada really should use that as a stamp!

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  2. One day, when I get the time, I want to play around with photographic effects. At the moment, too much else going on. However, one day...one day...

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  3. Lovely! I like to take pictures, too. But I'm reluctant to spend money on programs, so it's picassa for me!

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  4. You have a great eye for photos and you're wonderful with the programs you use! Thank you for sharing, they are gorgeous! My hobby is up, please visit me if you can! Happy Hunting!

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  5. Coool! This software really makes photography even more fun. Thanks for all the links, will have to check them out. Happy hunting, and stay warm :)

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  6. Beautiful pictures. Looks like so much fun. I love photography too!

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  7. Thanks for viewing my blog today.Your pictures are amazing...They look like great art work.You must have a very high price camera to do this great job.Thanks for sharing. Baba

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  8. Photography is indeed a fun hobby, especially if you're good at it, like you obviously are!! WOW! I've been looking at some of the pictures you've posted and they really are breathtaking!! I also love all the photo programs available now that allows one to do all kinds of neat things with a picture:-) Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  9. That picture is beautiful! I was also browsing through your blog and I saw Buddy. He gave you the bitey!!!

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  10. Wow...simply Wow...I was speechless when I saw the image as you have it and even more so when I clicked on it.

    That is definitely the type of photo that would be awesome to have framed.

    Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and visiting me.

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  11. Very nice photo. More than BTW, I glanced at this blog's sidebar and oh my re the number of sites that you have! All in all, am amazed that you find time to do such as go out and take photos and, also, to visit blogs like mine (for which I thank you)!!! ;D

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  12. Daisy, I think you are the only creature on earth that can make me break out in loud laughter because my uppity Buddy gave me a "bitey"! Thank you for the laugh today, I needed it so badly.

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  13. Absolutely stunning photo! It will look great as your masthead!

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  14. I love taking pictures but so far have managed to stay away from altering them, my dauaghter have some cool programs to do that but I prefer to just find an interesting subject point, shoot, and post.

    I do however love the effects that I see on your pictures.

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  15. Great photo. It's amazing what you can do to your pictures with all the different programs out there.

    Thanks for stopping by our blog.

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  16. Great pics! I love playing with my pictures in Paintshop Pro. :-)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  17. Great hobby. Photography is also one of my many hobbies (though I don't do any special effects stuff... yet), and I used it to show 2 other of my hobbies on my post.

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  18. Oh Wow!!

    That is an awesome photo!

    I just love it! Very creative and beautiful.

    I think you have found your calling! Love some of your pics below too.

    Thanks for visiting my biking photo collage!

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  19. Skiing ever been your hobby? I think it would have to be mine with all those beckoning slopes. Like your photos, tho. You have any photography training, schooling or such?

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  20. Oh no! I thought we had it bad this spring, but at least we are not snowed in. I keep hearing about GIMP, but I like Picasa for fixing photos -- even though I recently purchased PhotoShop.

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  21. You do have lovely pictures! Have fun with it! And thanks for the wonderful compliment on my hobby!

    Take care!

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  22. Those look like ski trails on the sides of that mountain. Great pictures and yes it is fun to play with the effects!

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  23. Great pics! I downloaded a trial of Photoshop and now I want it. If I only had the money... :S What kind of camera do you have? I am hoping to get a digital SLR at some point... an I was just curious if you had one... :)

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  24. brrrr - still winter! Am into the garden (looking not working) already. Great photos.

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  25. I love the way you experiment with the different effects and filters. You make the most of this hobby. ;-)

    Nice job on The Hunt.

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  26. Lovely pictures, I don't understand how you got the composite but it's amazing.
    jmb

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  27. Great hobby - I love playing around with photos as well.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    And I am so sorry that you have so much snow and winter is still hanging in there. Do not want to make you feel worse but it has been about 80° and sunny here in Paris for a few days! Hang in there - it has to get better soon!

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  28. Beautiful! Photography is something I would love to take up but it's a question of fitting it all in.

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  29. Beautiful photo! :) Photography seems to be a popular hobby among bloggers. :) Thanks for the links to the software you use - I'll be checking them out.

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  30. Amazing photo. :) That would make a great header for your blog. :) You are very talented.

    Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  31. Great hobby! That's why I love doing it too! You have beautiful photos of the mountains! You should do digitale scrapbooking wtih them if you do not already. If you do not know about digiscrapping, my website gives all the info.

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  32. I think we all agree about our "hobby" this week.

    I love the photo! Now I gotta see your flickr's!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

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  33. Photography and blogging go great together. I've combined photography, birding and blogging.

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  34. I also love tinkering with different photo softwares. But not my produce aren't as great as these. Thanks for the software links. I'll check them all.

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  35. Reat photo and very fun effects. I've used gimp, and currently use Picasa and Paintshop Pro 8--which are both great tools.

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  36. wow i would love to be good at using all these type of softwares but I get stuck most of the time.

    nice.

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  37. Nice effects. Great photo.

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  38. Awesome photo! Thank you for sharing ... :)

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  39. You put me to shame. I love the 'stamps' - how cool...Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea. I have to see if I can make something like it :)...I love the effect you have done on the header, very cool.

    Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon.

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  40. Great hobby post. I might try some of the widgets myself. I would like to improve my banner.

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  41. Photography is a great hobby and a lot of fun. Good luck with your venture in getting your banner finished.

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  42. What great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Your photos are excellent! I'm going to check more out for sure. And I absolutely love Vermont.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great weekend.

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  44. Beautiful photo!! Great effects!!

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  45. Wow, that was great! Thanks for all the links, too. And also for stopping by Pollywog Creek and leaving a comment. Hope your weekend has been grand and this weather hasn't been too rough for you. We had much needed rain down here in south Florida.

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  46. Just gorgeous! I love taking photos but know very little about adding effects besides the "add lighting" feature on Picasa.

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  47. This is a fascinating photo. I've been trying to choose software for my photos, can't wait to check out what you used. Thank you for visiting my hobby photo.

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  48. It's a great photo. It's amazing how nice effects can make it more interesting. Thanks for visiting my photo hunt. Pardon my late visit, I've been busy this weekend and wasn't able to go online. Take care!

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  49. Great pic! Sorry so late to reply!! It's fun "playing" with pictures.

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