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October 17th, 2008 | Author:

I’ve never had a camera before that could do close-ups like this, so you’re just going to have to suffer through these photos until the newness wears off. Click to enlarge, and you’ll see why I’m excited about these shots. Note: the seedpod is actually about half an inch in diameter.

Clematis in August

Clematis in October

Category: flowers, nature  | 3 Comments
September 22nd, 2008 | Author:

I used to use Picture It! to do my photo editing … but it doesn’t work in Vista (or at least I couldn’t make it work and nobody could tell me how) so again, I had to search for new software to complete one of my routine tasks. I tried google’s picasa, which works well for viewing thumbnails and finding just the photo you want, but it’s pretty worthless for editing.

I just downloaded (free!) and so far, I’m impressed. It’s easy to figure out, it loads fast, and it has lots of effects and adjustment options which I’ll explore at my leisure. So this one gets 5 stars, and you get a picture I played with. If you click on the picture, you’ll get a closer view and be able to see the amazing detail of some of God’s creation. [Confession: There's not a lot of pink in upstate New York in September, hollyhocks or otherwise. I took this in July.]

Category: flowers, software  | 3 Comments