Saturday, August 25, 2012

Typhoon Bolaven

Looks like this one is going to be a straight hit...haven't had one like that in a while. We had SuperTyphoon Saomai that hit a week after we arrived on island in 2000, but we were still living in a hotel at that time and it was more exciting than anything else. I actually went up the outside stairwell so I could get footage of it.

I feel for my friends that are still there, waiting this one out. Hopefully it won't get to SuperTyphoon strength, and they won't lose power or water. The island is built to handle these kinds of storms so I am not worried for anyone's life, as long as they stay away from the beach.

Hunker down friends, and we'll see you on the other side.

Five Years Ago on In My Words...Now Super Typhoon Wipha

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MCP Project August

These are my submissions (so far) for the MCP Project August Challenges. I was able to complete two of the challenges without too much trouble, but need to focus if I am going to get the next two done in time.

This was for Challenge #2 which was to take an image that reflects Sports of some kind in honor of the 2012 Olympics. Walking has been glorious recently, especially with all the visiting family. I couldn't help but step back and get this shot of everyone. I used a filter script in GIMP 2.6 to border and sepia this image after I had already done a color and light auto balance.

This was Challenge #4 for the month and it too was pretty easy to do. We had to capture Gold in our image. I had this great macro from the same walking trail in the previous image and the gold in it just stood out. This challenge was also in honor of the Olympics this year. I kept waiting for a breeze to come and change the shape and look of these guys but it never happened and I am glad or I wouldn't have gotten the shot. I only did an auto balance and black fuzzy border in GIMP 2.6 to enhance this image. Once again, great morning light!

Eleven Years Ago on In My Words...Seawall

Monday, August 20, 2012

Shutter Sisters For August


This is my submission for the month of August to the Shutter Sister's One Word Project. The word for the month is Elevate and I thought this tree nymph looking down on us from above was a great expression of that. The light was just gorgeous so I only did auto balance and then added a black fuzzy border in GIMP 2.6.

Thirteen Years Ago on In My Words...Goodbye