Sunday, November 13, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Yep, had every intention of being more organized this week,
but to be honest I fell a bit short. The husband was gone all week including
last weekend and sometimes I'm just not so good at the single parent thing!

So without delay, we'll just move on. This is what I had to hunt for this week:

1. Before and After:

    This is SOOC and although I like it just the way it is, I decided to see what I could do with it to
    make it look a little different.

After: So I gave it a little more of an aged look.

2.  Opposing lines:  Lines that run in opposition of each other . . . . oh you mean like this?

 Well they are opposing lines, offensive and defensive, but not quite what she meant! ; ) 

It is very subtle, but the the opposing lines are there with the horse's legs
and the wires of the fence.

3. Custom Bokeh:  Now this is something that I shouldn't have waited til yesterday morning to do,  
    knowing we would be gone all afternoon for a football playoff game (oh yeah, we won by the way),  and 
    then to my daughters Region choir performance. We got home late, I was tired, so you get what I got
    yesterday morning, the experiment that it was. I learned that cutting a shape out of heavy cardstock
    (that was all I had) was probably not as easy as construction paper even with an exacto knife. In fact,
    if I had the right size paper punch that would have made it much easier. I also took note that the size of
    the cut out is important - mine was too small. But having said that, I'm not completely unhappy with
    what I got and I actually got a little fish eye effect!

    After my post Friday on perspective with gratitude and my reference to the keyhole, I decided that
    would be the shape that I would use. Not only do I have keyhole shaped bokeh, but because my shape
    was too small you can even see the keyhole shape in the image.

And some cool mosaic effect on the leaves!
I couldn't decide, so you get both - and both were only slightly cropped and sharpened.
I can't wait to try this again!! I'm already one who loves bokeh, now I will be a bokeh shape shifter!

 4. Which pair of shoes should I wear:  That can be a dilemma here in Texas as one day it can be 94,
      in which I'm barefoot and the next it can be 50 and I might only be in flip flops . . . or a pair of these.

5. Little features: I think my niece has the cutest little features! 

Well, that's all folks - hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Love, Kim

Join me in the rest of the scavenger hunt with Ashley . . .


Saun said...

Love your opposing lines (football) and your bokeh's are beautiful.

Tamar SB said...

I love your edit on the gate! And your niece is so adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Ah great minds thinking alike on the opposing line photo...D-Line vs O-Line was the first thing that came to mind when I saw the prompt. Lovely set of photos. Your bokeh ones are wonderful.

Kim Stevens said...

Thanks, we've got football on the brain lately!

Ashley Sisk said...

WOW Kim - this entire set is absolutely gorgeous. You knocked it out of the park this week.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Awww- that last one is adorable!

Deanna said...

Oh now which one do I like best....hmmm can't pick, like'em all. At least you tried the custom bokeh, I didn't even attempt it. Good for you!! Oh PS I love those shoes, pretty snappy!!

Stasha said...

Wonderful bokeh!! All lovely finds.

Lori said...

Great opposing lines! Really a nice set of photos.

Thanks for the comment on my photos, the Custom Bokeh was fun and fun to learn!


Katie said...

I love your take on opposing lines, and the processing on your first one!

lisa said...

These are wonderful Kim!
I LOVE your custom bokeh, and your little niece is just precious!
Sending you wishes for a great week ahead.

Nancy E said...

Just awesome! Horse Bokeh and shoes.... love them all best --- but all your shots are great! :)

Shay said...

OMGosh LOVE your Bokeh! AMAZING! And the gate is beautiful as well!

SarahinSC said...

Amazing set! Your horse shot is so soft and peaceful. Love the cool bokeh effect you got!

Marvett Smith said...

I just love your view of the world! I'm glad I'm back home to visit again! :)

MG Atwood said...

Very clever opposing lines! I laughed. Love your bokeh shots. so pretty!

Buckeroomama said...

Beautiful bokehs... and I love what you did for Before and After. The SOOC was already good, but your edit made it even better. :)

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

Beautiful photos! The opposites shot is my favorite!! Thank you so much for stoping by my blog!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Great images Kim, I especially love the gate and the bokeh shots.

Bri @ Mod Memento said...

GORGEOUS! Loving that photo of the gate! I would frame that and put it in my family would go so nicely. :) I also LOVE the photos of the monarch butterfly from an earlier post... WOW and WOW!

Sara said...

Gorgeous set, love your aged gate and your bokehs are so pretty! What a little cutie pie in features!

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