Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Note Card Party - April 17

 I rarely edit my photos, some cropping and sharpening is usually all I do. I recently started dabbling with some of the many editing buttons in photo editors, and found it's a lot of fun. Although I am truly a purist when it comes to my photos, I like some of the effects.

I found a great meme  - VEE'S NOTE CARD PARTY
 
You search for four photographs from your own blog that would make a nice set of note cards, and post them on your blog once a month. I thought it would be a fun place to share my altered photos.

Here's my choices, all from April of 2012
 
 
 
 
 sharing with...
 
 
The originals
 
 

 
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36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

every one of them is beautiful. i really love the geese...

Lorrie said...

Wonderful photos, Karen. The Canada Geese look so great - one sitting, one standing. I also love the first one with tree branches hanging over the water. So poetic.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh they are all wonderful and the goose is my very favorite.

camp and cottage living said...

Fabulous notecards!
Your photos are so clear and crisp.
the reflection of the trees in the water is my favorite.

Sylvia K said...

These are all terrific, Karen!! These will make delightful notecards, indeed!! I do love the geese!! And, of course, I always love your water shots! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Carol said...

Hi Karen!
Thanks for commenting on my post. Your pictures are so clear & colorful. Beautiful images of spring.

Smiles,
Carol

Pamela Gordon said...

These are all gorgeous photos and would make wonderful cards. I love the geese! Thanks for your visit and comment. Blessings, Pamela

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Wow...these are amazing photos...good job!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos, Karen, that would make lovely note cards. The chubby geese made me smile.

I like Picasa's editing capabilities--it is very easy to use.

Donna said...

These are quite lovely and would all make wonderful cards.

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos, that is a very nice landscape.

Jeanne said...

Nice. The river shots remind me of Northern Wisconsin.

Vee said...

Oh sooo pretty. I love an enhanced photo! : D
That's what I find the most fun about this party...going back to find a photo already used and sprucing it up a bit. Thank you for participating!

Jan said...

You live in a beautiful area of our planet......lovely captures of water. And those Geese are outstanding. It looks as if they KNEW you were taking their portrait.
Beauties, all.

Ellie said...

These are all beautiful shots, I really love your first one though I think that is my favourite :))

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh my goodness, each one is postcard-worthy! So beautiful.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all such fabulous photos...I wouldn't be able to choose a favorite. I do love to see trees reflected in water! Beautiful!

Melissa Gill said...

Each photo is beautiful. The water looks so peaceful and it's fun to see the geese, we don't get them here in Florida!

Cheryl said...

Such lovely, restful photos you have chosen! Glimpses of God's creation...

On Crooked Creek said...

Karen,
Calm, serene, tranquil...perfect Note Cards!
Our vacation isn't until Autumn, but your subject matter has already taken me there, in my mind's eye!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Robert Geiss said...

What amazing environment you live in !

bj said...

I love your altered photos...working in photo editing is one of my favorite things about blogging.
Great job...

Debbie said...

All gorgeous....the first was my favorite. A peaceful place to loose yourself in thought!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

This is really neat Karen. I'd use any of those notecards with pride! I loved that you shared the originals too...that makes it a great learning tool. Thank you! (I might check in on this meme._

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

All of these would make wonderful note cards!

Meghana Hassan said...

wow, must say perfect 4:)

Karen Frost said...

Beautiful postcards! Love them, especially the tree over the water. xo

Elephant's Child said...

Very, very beautiful. Thank you.

Sleepshort said...

Your photos are great.
I'm mostly only “crop, sharpen, and downsize” only – similar to yourself. But lately I found that I could add speech bubbles too. That's oh such mischievous fun – I'm addicted!
Have a nice day.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like your photos so well that both are pretty, edited like a note or the originals
The water looks so peaceful

hula-la said...

Wow...nice pics for the NOTE CARD PARTY. I want to lie on that dock by the water and dream...

Please pop in and peek at my pics for the PARTY...(say that 3 times fast)

Aloha

Buttons said...

Oh these are incredible Karen I would love everyone of them as a note card but I am afraid I would not be able to mail any of them away I would probably frame them. Great edits. B

Daniela Augustka Blah said...

Amazing!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Oh my gosh you take the most amazing photos!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leovi said...

Beautiful, bright and beautiful colors. Wonderful pictures, great delicacy. Greetings.

Me said...

All these photo`s make awesome notecards and I love the enhancement.