Saturday, January 2, 2010

What do you mash to make it do?

I'm participating in Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch. Thanks to Susan! This is about changing pictures and cameras.

If you are you a fan of the Squidbillies, (heaven help us) you'll recognize the title. I intended to tell Blayne about my new camera. So I headed to our bathroom with the big mirror for a camera self-portrait.

Once there, my plans ran amok.

My new camera is blue, my old is silver-ish. Both are inexpensive point and shoots with wide angle lenses. My two little tripods are way cute, fit in my pocket, and help me avoid the flash.

Now what was this post about? Oh yeah, I'm just winging it. I can put the tripod on the wall if I want to shoot higher:

Oops, now I'm shooting the toilet paper. Blayne would never do that. Trouble is you don't really know what you've got until your pictures are on the computer.

This looked like a good one to me. It's what I see while doing cartwheels in my shower. Time to kill some time with Photoshop Elements.

First a 90 degree rotation. Makes me woozy but you can still see the little little rugs from Anthropology. The rugs rock the room big-time.

There are so many delightful color things happening in here. It's one of Gordon's typical budget color marvels. It starts with a neutral (Classic) 990 "Hampshire Taupe" both bath and bedroom also have one wall of dark HC-68 "Middlebury Brown."

There is a floral, vase, and vine motif, with whites, greens, reds, yellows, and purples pulled through the rooms. Even the can of Comet blends with the greens.

This is a delightful space we get to use every day. Now I've straightened out the photo but lost the rugs and highlighted the TP:
Watch the purple: from the abstract vase, through the rugs, up to the hydrangeas in the vase, to the little hydrangea watercolor at the faucets, to the florals over the bed.

This is inexpensive design rocket science and we get to brush our teeth in here!!! But there is more Photoshopping to do with my crooked picture. I see this image every day.

Now what was this post about? Was it about point and shoot cameras? I don't remember.

This is another little vignette I see every day but the original picture doesn't really cut it.

So I Photoshopped the image in the mirror and Chris Lewis' Starry Night vase, (purchased at the Morningside Elementary School auction eons ago).

That's more like it. The mirror highlights another hydrangea thing and the view though windows. Don't tell Chris that I broke the vase. My steady handed daughter, Katherine, helped me glue it back together.


P.S. Yet another bit in the flowers-in-a-vase motif: the picture above the throne.

P.P.S. Sometimes you need pictures to help you see your own rooms. This is a Bill Harrison bathroom and it seems kind of modern in it's current state. It certainly lives modern.

Thanks to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.


  1. Those rugs do rock the room big time! I would love to add a wide angle point and shoot to my collection. Do you mind me asking the models of your cameras? Enjoy your new toy!

  2. I can't believe you watch squidbillies. We thought we were the only ones. I love Early's trucker hats...

  3. Sarah, we should probably keep this out little secret. Those without our southern Appalachian heritage might not appreciate the delicate nuances or the trucker hats.

  4. LOL, Terry...cute post! I NEED one of those small tripods...didn't know about the wall trick...gotta try that. :-) Great bathroom...spacious, beautiful and functional...couldn't ask for more!

  5. Cute post! I enjoyed watching the process! Great to know that wonderful pictures can be achieved with a point and shoot camera. There is so much to learn.

  6. I just stumbled across your blog and like Susan, I need to know where you found your tripods, I have searched online for one before and never found one. I love my point & shoot canons... have 3! and have been so happy w/ Canon's customer service.

  7. Here is a bendable tripod from Amazon. Mine is for a Flip Vidoe and works fine for a camera

    Here is a rigid one. Rigid ones are bulkier but a more solid platform.

    Another one:

    Mine has legs that you can make a little taller.

  8. Terry, I love the art glass and your photography skills are super.

    Art by Karena


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