Today I was able to spend a good chunk of the day surrounded by a few of the things that make my heart sing: Art, my great-niece, her lovely daughter and quality time with The Bride. Today my great-niece was one of the artist at a street painting festival. The Bride and I watched her daughter as a way to help support for her in this endeavor. Not that we need much of an excuse to spend time with her or her daughter mind you but art is a great reason to do so today. As she worked on her piece, The Cheshire Cat, I noticed she and others wear things that most folks do not usually wear. With said there are two things that especially stand out: Apparently proper artist footwear is important and for a street art a good pair of gloves to offset the harsh canvas one is working on is equally important. Here are a my great-niece and her examples of the two.
I took this photo with the camera I bought to replace my Vivitar Vivicam 8300s. It was a Canon Powershot S3is and though it is now deceased it was the one camera that I developed my eye with. I have always taken the shots I love but this camera helped me see just a little differently, with a little more self-critical approach . This photo is an example of that and I shot it in the B &W mode with the Powershot S3is.
After a very good day, and a lovely dinner and drive with The Bride, I wanted to post something but realized I have not shot anything for a couple of days. I was looking for something when I revisited my post Two To Compare where I used the two free photo-editing tools Perfect Effects 8 and Paint.NET. So in that vein, and since I had nothing new to bring to the table, I decided show you two unpublished shots from earlier this week. I played with Perfect Effects 8 on these two and I am really happy with the results. I took the top one with my Canon PowerShot S3is and the bottom with my Canon PowerShot SX10is (Click on photos to enlarge them……really they are pretty cool up close).