Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Je Suis Fatigué

It has been a few days since I last posted. I thought that I might actually write something for a change, but I am so very tired. I am tired, but it's only 9:13. If I go to bed too early, I'll be up too early, so I need to stay up until at least 10:30, and 11:30 would be better.

One reason for my tiredness is that I only managed a few hours sleep the other night before waking up for good at 3:30. It was two nights ago, but since I am unable to make up for lost sleep (can't sleep past about 7 hours), it takes awhile to get my feet back under me.

Enough of crying and whining. Onto the pictures.


This one ↑ I took on my stroll the other day. I often take my camera with me and then delete most photos when I get back. This one of bulrushes is acceptable. Not terrible, at least.

The next one ↓ is of an old, horse carriage in an open sided barn. I just like the way the processing turned out. It seems to fit the era.


I found this one ↓ while browsing through an old folder. It is a few snatches from my sister-in-law's journal. She does an outstanding journal with one entry per week. This gives you a peek at the kind of things that you might see in there. Each page is full from end to end as you can see by the dimmed one I placed in the background. I just pasted a few excerpts on top.


Finally, for now, I had a notion to create a composite of ... well, you can see for yourself.


It's a three photo paste together. One: the kids turned to silhouettes from a back to school photo in September. Two: the moon is from a photo that I took in 2014. Three: a starry shot, also from 2014. Sure, it's an amateurish job, but I am glad that I was able to see my idea through to fruition.

13 comments:

Marie Pretty Smith said...

Love the variety of your photos today. Each is unique and great! Sleep well!

Jackie said...

Hope you rest better tonight, my friend.
Take care of you.
The photos are splendid.
I love the one of the wagon done in sepia tone. Beautifully done.
And the compilation of the children with the starry sky and the moon is a work of art. Great job!

TexWisGirl said...

you create your journal on line. :)

Mara said...

That one single reed is beautiful. It reminds me of home where there are large reedbeds. Over here: not so much!

And that last photo is just fantastic. If you call that amateurish, I don´t know what would be professional!

ADRIAN said...

These are good. I always enjoy composites and use them regularly in video but am hopeless when it comes to stills. I guess I just don't have the imagination.

Shammickite said...

No wonder you can't sleep at night, your brain is buzzing thinking up all those marvellous ways to manipulate your photographs. Great stuff! And I think the time change has a lot to do with altering our internal clocks. I had a rotten cold for more than 2 weeks and couldn't get rid of it, and I totally blame the time change.

Linda Kay said...

Sometimes it seems we just can't get enough sleep. But they say we should stick with just 7 hours for best physical results.

Country Gal said...

One reason I have to be on sleeping pills I suffer from insomnia . But enough of my winy stuff lol ! Lovely photos . I see the second one was maybe adjusted with a bit of Sepia and BW very nicely done . I photograph in raw form makes it better if I want to adjust photos for any reason as raw is more like a negative and easier to transform , with a JPEG it is harder as it is already set as is and the colours are already final and it is hard to process and change already set colours. Hope this makes sense I find it hard to explain lol ! Thanks for sharing , hope you get some well needed rest. Have a good day !

Mage said...

Nice. I am so sorry you are tired. I do so understand that.

Lorna Cunningham-Rushton said...

So sorry about the sleeping thing. I often wake up at weird hours, have a cup of coffee and some toast and start reading before I really start the day. I get about 10 pages in, and I have to go back to bed and usually sleep for another 3 or 4 hours. I'm taking full credit for the fact it works, even though I actually have no part in making it happen, except I make coffee and toast....

Vicki Lane said...

Really nice pictures! I think you did a terrific job with the kids and the moon.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like your creative spirit! And your sister-in-law's too.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The last composite, which yiu termed amateurish, was by far my favorite. For some reason, it had me thinking of the film, ET, but not sure why.