Monday, January 30, 2012
Weekend Rewind (jan 30 2012)
The weekend was calm, but busy as usual. My son had an academic competition of which he was an alternate (still had to show up), but sadly did not get to compete (I think I was more disappointed than he was). As a treat I let my daughter spend time at her favorite place - the barn - while I was with my son. Our family dove into some of our decluttering efforts by going through all the DVDs in the house (no small task), and deciding which could go and which could be passed on to someone else. I think we did a decent job without causing too much pain. The remaining DVDs (still many many of them) were grouped into categories (drama, action, etc) and put into binders with sleeved pages to hold DVDs (tossed the cases). I know some people who disagree with this process, but for us it freed up a ton of space in a cabinet - enough to put all the gaming CDs, controllers, etc., in the cabinet as well. Besides, I'm hoping not to no longer find empty DVD cases laying around. Sunday we split up, boys stayed around the house & played with neighbors, and girls spent the afternoon at the barn. I got a chance to practice a little photography, and now I have new pictures to practice post-processing. The pictures were taken with the purpose of fusing them in mind (we had some nice clouds and sunset colors).
The above picture was taken Sunday. Trying out new ways of actually taking/capturing the picture is always risky, but I do like how this one came out - not tack sharp in focus, but a dreamy feel. The dust from the arena is nicely highlighted, and the sun's rays are barely visible (with some flare).
Hope everyone has a great week - I'm starting mine with a sore throat (from all the dust we stirred up in the far reaches of that DVD cabinet I'm sure).
UPDATE: I've added this to Kat Eye Studios Photo-Heart Connection for January - because of the dreamy qualities (not to mention it is of my daughter & I am a very proud mother).