8.26.2010

You Capture...Outside

The photo assignment this week was capturing things outside. We had a day of rain, so I grabbed my camera. I adore rainy days - they are perfect for being either incredibly productive or curling up on a couch with a pot of tea and a good book. I tried to look through the lens to see what the world was like when everything was wet, and here's what I got, now cropped, edited, and hung out to dry.


I liked the one yellow leaf that I didn't even notice until I uploaded the pictures!

I'm also learning about Photoshop by doing this - bonus!

My lettuce is finished, but I'm hoping to collect the seeds for next year

Splish, splash - again, unaware that I caught it until I uploaded. Nice surprise!

We planted gardenias last summer and they smell so good!

I'm not sure what it is about this one, but I like it (perhaps because you can see our porch swing in the reflection?). It just says "summer" to me.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out all the other great photo links that Beth (@I Should Be Folding Laundry) is hosting for You Capture this week.

44 comments:

  1. You got some awesome shots in the rain - nice!! I have yet to really play with my camera in the rain much...but winters here are totally rainy and ick so I'll have plenty of time if I'm brave enough to get my camera a little bit wet.

    Your lettuce plants look like mine right now...although ours are starting to get the fuzzy white stuff now too. Also hoping to get some seed from them...not sure I'll manage to get it at the right moment though.

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  2. I like the raindrop one! Very brave of you to go outside and use your equipment in the rain.

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  3. Came from you capture! Great raindrops, I am forever shooting the rain falling into the rain barrel outside.

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  4. Ooh I really like this set good job, The first one is just fun and the flag with the B&W background is great! But my fav is the splash! Great job!

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  5. Those are all such amazing shots! Wow!

    I love the splash picture--and the flag? Gorgeous!

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  6. great shots - I like the rain for my grass, but no so much for me and the kids!!

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  7. Beautiful shots! I love shooting in the rain. There's something so clean and pure about a rainy day.

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  8. Great shots in the rain!! It's on my to-do list!

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  9. You got some incredible shots! wow!

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  10. I just adore the first one!! the leaf makes it perfection!! Would you mind if I featured it in an upcoming favorites friday post?

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  11. Wow - love the flag pics and the black and white splish splash especially! Great captures!

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  12. I love rainy days too, it makes me feel so calm. I love the splash shot! Perfect timing!

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  13. I love the splash shot! Your pictures make me wish for rain. I live in Southern California though, so rain is not likely this time of year.

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  14. Great captures! I am in love with the 'splish splash' photo. Awesome!

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  15. Great captures. I love the first one and the little yellow leaf.

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  16. We were supposed to have a day of rain this week, but it was too shy I guess. Next week we're supposed to get three! Now that it is starting to feel like fall, I'll appreciate it more :)

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  17. hey! thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    I LOVE your rain pics! I live on the coast of CA and we RARELY get summer rain. Most of ours is in the chilly winter months, making it even colder. I grew up in the desert and really miss the afternoon rains in the summer.

    Love the deck shot. The yellow leaf was sure a welcome surprise! It makes the picture. :)

    and I thinks the last picture- with the thermometer in the foreground is fabulous. It does say summer to me also. The flag in the background. The rainy day and its still 70+ degrees outside. Love it!

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  18. I love your rainy day shots. I can't decide if my favourite is the yellow leaf or splish, splash.

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  19. You got some amazing shots - and I like what you did with the flag photo - very cool!

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  20. Great captures - I love how you've captured the texture of the first photo.

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  21. Aw cool! I kept going through saying "I like this one...no I really like this one" Very nice captures :)

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  22. Really LOVE the spot color treatment on the 2nd photo of the flag!! Keep getting out there and shooting! You have an eye =]

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  23. Great shots! If I had to choose, I’d say my favorite were the first yellow leaf shot, and the last reflections shot.

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  24. I love rain shots, too! Great images--love the splash.

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  25. A nice and different take on outside - I like the first photo where you can see the drops falling on the soaked through wood.

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  26. love the splish splash.... makes me look forward to the next rainy day, except I'll be bringing my snapshot outside:)

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  27. Great rain shots! That first one in particular is lovely!

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  28. Love the rain pic and the pic with the yellow leaf, amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love finding new blogs! :)

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  29. Great shots! Love the splash one...

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  30. Love the splash --- and all your photos --- thanks for stopping by my blog too! I love how you are so honest about when you uploaded and saw you got a "good one!" :) I do that too --- although sometimes I wish that I got more good ones.... :)

    These are awesome!

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  31. Nice captures on the yellow leaf and splash!

    I'm curious about this You Capture thing. Can't wait to check it out :)

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  32. I love that first shot. And the one of the splash is awesome!

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  33. That first one is very cool! and so are the others :). I like the black and white with the flag as well. very nice!

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  34. Nice shots. I love that you got out on a rainy day. I usually don't think to grab my camera on rainy days.

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  35. Great shots! I love the splash and the leaf you captured. And I'm always a fan of flags. :)

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  36. Yes, selective color is a great way to learn about editing.

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  37. Have you been to Fenway? Better than Disney world!!

    Your rain drop picture is amazing!

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  38. BEAUTIFUL splash picture... Isn't it amazing the treasures we find when we upload!?!? I am sitting here listening to the rain as I write this... love the water shots. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  39. My themometor won't read that for a couple of months. Nice photo's.

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  40. That splash photo is fantastic and I love the rain on your deck. Great shots!

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  41. I'm visiting from Simplicity, I love your first photo with the wet wood and the leave! It's beautiful. Nice composition.

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  42. You were featured on
    i {heart} Friday on my blog!!

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