January 7, 2009

Photo Challenge: Anything New

It's time for the latest Brenda Photo Challenge! The subject is Anything New, picked by the current challenge hostess, Laura Belle of Laura's ~ I Spy Weekly Photos. This challenge was particularly difficult for me. Mostly old things reside here at the cottage (including us, ha-ha!), and none of the photos from our travels seemed appropriate. So I tried to capture the subject with these recent pictures.

New Calendar – Ever year, I look for a pretty calendar to hang in my home office, right beside my desk. There was not a very good selection of calendars in dollar bin at Michael’s Arts and Crafts a couple of weeks ago. I was happy to finally find one with a garden theme. The camera settings were f5.6 and 1/60 second.

is it time to diet AGAIN?
New Fabric - My favorite quilting store had a great end-of-the-year sale, with all fabric at 40% off. I don’t need any more material in my generous inventory, but how can anyone resist these beautiful colors and textures? The picture was taken at f/5 and 1/60 second.


there are zero calories involved with this addiction
New Blooms - I had planned to take a picture of new daffodil blades peeking out of our flowerbeds. But the rainy weather talked me out of that idea. So here’s a basket of filled with daffodil bulbs instead! We planted them a couple of weeks ago and hope that they will give us some new blooms this spring. I cropped the photo and also applied a heavy hand to the Photoshop filter settings for poster edges to give the bulbs a more rustic and earthy look. The camera settings were f9 and 1/100 second.


the blooms from these bulbs will wave to everyone who passes by our home

20 comments:

  1. ah, well done Donna...

    I forgot all about the photo challenge, so will have to start thinking and get onto it right away! That is, probably tomorrow!

    Annie

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  2. Great job on the NEW pictures! I almost did a calendar picture. Yours turned out great. I have forbidden myself from even looking at fabric until I sew what I have already purchased. I love how the daffodils offer a bright spot in anticipation of spring.

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  3. Those are great challenge pictures Miz Donna! The fabric colors are so brilliant! I love the effects you applied to the bulbs, and the calendar idea is very original!

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  4. I think you did a great job with all things new!
    I need a calendar lol.
    Hugs.
    Kim

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  5. Hmmm I don't think it posted my last comment so here I go again lol. I think you did a great job at all things new. You reminded me that I need a new calendar!
    Hugs.
    Kim

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  6. I love your photos! I'm behind the times already, I forgot all about the NEW photo challenge. I always love them and love seeing what everyone comes up with. Your new fabrics make me want to get creative and your bulbs make me want to get busy in my garden!( I need a new calendar too).

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  7. Love all the "new" stuff. you did a fab job on getting the photos. i need to get back into these challenges. maybe now that the holiday season is over i will join up again. lol

    great job

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  8. These are Beautiful Donna!!! I Know Marty took them though...the give-a-way were the bulbs! He Loves to nibble bulbs!!!Hahaa...
    Really...Well Done, as usual sweetie!!hughugs

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  9. OK you have daffodils growing already?? I am SO jealous!! Loved you pictures anyway!!

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  10. All wonderful NEW things to start the year off and I can so relate to the fabric addiction. Great photos and it's nice to see someone having fun with Photoshop.

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  11. Hi Donna,
    Great "new" I also have a calendar in my photos and I love what you did with the bulbs, it really looks good. Your fabric looks great, I love that first pattern. Great photos.

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  12. I am so far behind, my husband just pointed out that I do not have a new calender hanging up yet. I must put that on my list of things to do! I love the picture of the daffodil bulbs. I've actually seen a few blooming at one place in town. I can't wait till mine bloom - They are one of my favorites!

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  13. Not only are THESE pictures great, but so is your whole site! Wow. I would love to have even a smidgin of your talent ... thou shalt not covet ... that is my newest mantra. *smiles*

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  14. Great Photos!
    I love the material ~ so pretty!
    Hope you are well.
    Take care ~ love and hugs Tabitha XX

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  15. I love the last photo! I envy anyone who can f/stop and PhotoShop LOL!

    Great shots!

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  16. Thank you, everyone, for your gracious comments! I didn't have a chance to visit everyone yesterday and see how you did, but I hope to today!

    These challenges are such fun!

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  17. hehe love our dollar calendars too! Great new things and I love what you did with the bulbs picture.

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  18. I was late with my post (I was on holidays) but it is up now :-)

    Who can resist fabric?! I know I can't :-) Those bulbs look really amazing too.

    Sharon

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