Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm BACK!!!!!

Hello everyone!!!! Wow I've been gone for awhile haven't I. Well it couldn't be helped I'm afraid, working two jobs just took the time away from my photography. Not only that but my old computer crashed and we had to get me another one. That took some time and money LOL....but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I will be leaving my second job at the end of April....managed to get rid of a very large bill, so I will have my weekends back. Yay!!!!!

I hope all is well with all of you which I'm sure it is. Here are some lovely spring flowers for all of you to admire. I've managed to get Photo shop and I'm practicing with some new techniques.
In the picture above (forget-me-nots) I did an application using a interesting application that makes your picture look like it's sinking into the page...drawing your eyes into the subject matter. I love the results I got with this.

In the middle shot I took a lovely picture of a Tulip Tree, white blossoms against a blue sky...a lovely affect indeed. But using this beauty I then added to it giving the outer petals of the flowers and stems a dreamy feel and texture.

Finally I gave COLLAGE an honest attempt with some lovely spring flowers I found in the forest last week. Yes I noticed a gray spot that I didn't fill, but I'm happy with the results. Very fresh I think.


  1. Welcome back! I love that blue flower! I'm looking forward to seeing the new techniques you try out.

  2. Very beautiful photos and collage. I especially like very much the first one. The important thing with Photoshop is -in my opinion- to use it moderately without causing an artificial look on the photo.

  3. Lovely effects Crista (not that your pics need them!) and glad to see you're back!

  4. Great to see you back Crista. Glad you will soon get some time to yourself.
    The effect worked well with the forget-me-nots.

  5. Hi Krista,
    Welcome back and well done with your new set of new technique pictures. I love the first one a lot! I'm happy you're back!

  6. Hi Crista,

    Welcome back, we have missed you. Hope all is well now.

    Love the photos of the Spring Flowers after a hard day it cheered me up.

  7. Kelly, Muge, Maree, John(Midmarsh), Chris and John.

    Thank you for your warm welcome back :) Put a smile on my face instantly reading all of your lovely messages. I'm looking forward to getting back in the swing of things.

    Hugs Crista

  8. Welcome back, Crista! What lovely images these are greeting us with this post. I really love the collage. Glad to hear you will have your weekends back soon. Hang in there!