Archive for January, 2012

2012 Photo Challenge – Church Birdhouse with Melting Snow

Church Birdhouse with Melting Snow by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Church Birdhouse with Melting Snow

Snow melts atop a cute Church Birdhouse as the blue sky above looks down.

Cards and Postage Sale

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2012 Photo Challenge – Snow Topped Finch Feeders with Blue Sky

Snow Topped Finch Feeders with Blue Sky by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Snow Topped Finch Feeders with Blue Sky

Some backyard bird feeders indicate the snow that feel yesterday. But, with the almost clear, blue sky, you might have never have guessed at the flurries.

Gerbera Dasies Merchandise

If you like Gerbera Daisies, then these products are perfect for you! Available on a variety of items, these pretty Red Gerbera Daisies are a must have for any daisy and flower lover. Simply click on the images below to order and find out more information, or visit Gerbera Daises at Stone d’or Photos to see more products including hats, mugs, mousepads, stickers, cards, etc.

2012 Photo Challenge – Blue Notebooks

Blue Notebooks by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Blue Notebooks

On a dull day in Winter, and even on a day, I like to write in my blue notebooks… well, any notebook for that matter!

Photo Binders/Albums

These great Photo Binders are perfect for holding all of your photo memories. All be sure to check out the great Sheet Music Binders where you can hold all of your, well, sheet music. Simply click on the images below to order and find out more information or visit, Binders at Stone d’or Photos to more great… Binders!

2012 Photo Challenge – Blue Heating Blanket

Blue Heating Blanket by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Blue Heating Blanket

Snuggle up into a warm heating blanket on those cold Winter days and nights.

2012 Photo Challenge – Dry Hand Relief

Dry Hand Relief by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Dry Hand Relief

As any Canadian knows, Winter is very dry… usually and hand lotion is a welcome relief to dry hands.

2012 Photo Challenge – Blue Greenery

Blue Greenery by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Blue Greenery

I like doing something unique with photos every once in a while and I thought I would get a little creative with this photograph. I made a boring photo of a plant into something interesting. So, even though greenery is nice to look at during gloomy Winter days, blue greenery can also make for something to admire. Is it still, then, technically called “greenery”?

2012 Photo Challenge – Rainy Winter

Rainy Winter by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Rainy Winter

Along the same line as yesterday’s photo, showing that we have been having a relatively mild winter with lots of rain. We haven’t seen the sun since this past weekend and the backyard looks rather gloomy.

2012 Photo Challenge – Snow Speckled

Snow Speckled by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Snow Speckled

Being a mild Winter, there has only be a few days where there has been snow that has stayed. I love the snow, so that has been nice. However, for the most part, it has been really damp. The snow that has stayed today, after a snowfall, is in little tiny, seed-like form and is very sparse.

Snow Gazebo in HDR

Once again, I’m having fun with HDR photography! This image was taken at my grandmother’s retirement building. They have some many wonderful outdoor things for the residents to enjoy there. Gardens, bird houses, walking paths, etc. etc. Almost like a park. In this photo, a lovely gazebo sits amoung some snow while also topped with it, making for a pretty image in HDR.

Photography Prints

2012 Photo Challenge – Dreaded Calculations

Dreaded Calculations by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Dreaded Calculations

It’s that early time of the year when we get our Christmas credit cards bills. Dust off that calculator and crunch those dreaded numbers.

Looking Up into a Gazebo

When taking photographs and the same is true in life, don’t forget to look up. You never know what amazing and cool thing you might see.

Art Prints

2012 Photo Challenge – Cat Paw Prints in the Snow Under a Tree

Cat Paw Prints in the Snow Under a Tree by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Cat Paw Prints in the Snow Under a Tree

A cat leaves his paw prints in the snow after exploring the backyard.

Black Eyed Susan Merchandise

If you love flowers and all things Black Eyed Susan, then these brand new products at Stone d’or Photos are perfect for you. Featuring the lovely yellow flower, these products are sure to delight anyone. Simply click on the images below to order and find out more information. Also be sure to visit Black Eyed Susan’s at Stone d’or Photos to see more great products featuring this lovely flower.

Have a golden day!

2012 Photo Challenge – Long Tree Shadow

Long Tree Shadow by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Long Tree Shadow

The long shadow of a tree casts itself on the snow at high noon.

Park Benches

Mohawk Park in Brantford, Ontario is a wonderful place for photographs. The park benches covered in snow were of particular interest to me. The two photos here are of some of those benches. The first bench looks down towards Mohawk Lake and the second set of benches are in front of the splash pad area of Mohawk Park.

Photography Prints

Art Prints

Have a golden day!

2012 Photo Challenge – Snow Covered Rooftops

Snow Covered Rooftops Scarf by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Snow Covered Rooftops

Snow covers the roofs of a neighbourhood as the blue sky above only shows a few clouds. Perhaps more snow is on the way.

2012 Photo Challenge – Denim Blues

Denim Blues Scarf by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Denim Blues

Nothing quite like a nice, comfy pair of blue jeans to relax in.

Sepia Trees

I had mentioned in a previous post that I am having fun creating HDR photographs. Well, I am also having fun creating Sepia photos. Although, not as complex to create as HDR with today’s software programs (although HDR is easier to create now, too), Sepia photos can made some photographs look really quite striking. It can also be more forgiving with what you might consider slight flaws in your colour photograph. Black and White can be like that, too! With many software programs you can also add “fade” and/or “glow” effects to your Sepia photos and “noise” to make the image look old, or just plain cool. Some of the newer digital cameras also come with a Sepia effect already built in. I prefer to take the photos in colour first, then transform them after.

Anyway, there are also some photographs, at least from what I have found, that just scream to be made into Sepia and/or you know would look pretty amazing in Sepia. Below are just a few examples of some of those photographs that I had taken recently at Mohawk Park in Brantford, Ontario. The trees there were such great subjects to snap images of! Like I said, I first took these in colour, then transformed them into what you see below.

Art Prints

Art Prints

Art Prints

Photography Prints

2012 Photo Challenge – Blue Hibiscus Silk Scarf

Blue Hibiscus Silk Scarf by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Blue Hibiscus Silk Scarf

Some pretty blue hibiscus flowers adorn a silk scarf with fuchsia and black accents.

This scarf was given to me from my grandmother along with a number of others. It is one of my favourites, if not my most favourite, of the collection.

HDR Photos of Old Building

The trails in Glen Morris, Ontario proved to be an interesting place to visit this past October, especially when we discovered this old building that is now in ruins. It once was the German’s Woolen Mill and it rests along the shore of the Grand River. It certainly makes for some nice photographs that intrigue and enchant the imagination. I have created some HDR (High Dynamic Range) photographs of some of the original images I took. I think they make the building look even more creepy and cool than it already was! Enjoy!

Art Prints

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Photography Prints

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Have a golden day!

2012 Photo Challenge – Blue Fishing Float

Blue Fishing Float by Corinne Elizabeth Cowherd

Blue Fishing Float

Within a collection of many fishing floats, this blue one is a stand out with it’s lovely, soft hue.