Shared Focus!

Today was a l-o-n-g one for me, and my energy levels were oh-s0-low.  The really bright spot in my day was knowing that Shared Focus had new new photos up.  This week the theme was light.  Kate has a GORGEOUS photo of light – looks very much like a Monet.  I chose a photo of my oldest grandson.

So, why not just click over and see what we’ve been up to!

“Shared Focus” is back!

After a l-o-n-g absence, Shared Focus is back!  I can’t tell you how much I’ve missed this collaborative effort with Kate, but life tends to get in the way sometimes.  Both Kate and I have had some major life changing events over the past year and there just didn’t seem to be enough time.

Our theme for today was “faces”.  Why not pay us a visit and see what we have come up with?

“Hanging” on Shared Focus


Where does the time go? Seems like it was just a day, two at the most, that it was last Sunday and here it is Sunday again. Sunday means several things for me – it’s my day to totally unwind and do what I want. It’s also the day that Shared Focus pics are up (not every Sunday, usually every-other Sunday). But today is THE Sunday.

Our theme this week was “hanging” so why not click here to see how this theme was interpreted by Kate and myself?

And if you are a wee bit curious as to what I enjoyed for breakfast this morning, click here and have a look.

Little hint:


Shared Focus


The new photos are up on Shared Focus.  This week Kate and I explored the word “orange“, so why don’t you click on over and pay us a visit.

I also took the opportunity to work on my photography skills by taking this shot in manual mode.  I use Adobe’s Lightroom to process my photos.  The only alterations I made to this photo was to slightly adjust the “black” setting.  I am SO happy with the result.

I also took this photo of a pear, which I love.  I will be doing much more of my shooting in manual mode!


Up and running

Well, what a week! I had today (Friday) off and it’s been wonderful, but a bit frustrating. I woke up in the wee hours of this morning – not an uncommon occurrence. But when I went over to the computer I discovered that the Internet was down! ARGH. It was down ALL day, until just a bit ago. But now I’m up and running and life is good again. (Should all problems be this small…) Anyway.

For those of you who visit me occasionally you probably know that Kate, from Inspired, and I have a collaborative photography site, Shared Focus,  Every couple of weeks we both have a new photo with our interpretation of a theme.  In preparation of this week’s input I’ve been practicing my still life photography — and shooting totally in manual mode.  I am really delighted with my first efforts.  Make sure to go to Shared Focus on Sunday and check us out.  And you can visit Shadowland Photography now and check out one of my other images.

Have a GREAT weekend!