Random Outdoors

Today we have random outdoors (wasn't sure what else to call them ;)  Gee it was easier when I wasn't classifying them into groups!







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Children

Today's old domain pics are... (drumroll ;)  kids!!  








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Changing my Domain

I'm changing my domain www.nancylovering.com (long story short - it's just really poorly designed by yours truly, so I thought I'd point a nicer blogger template to the address). Meanwhile I need a home for the old pics, which I still like... so... I'll start posting them here.

Starting with: cats!!  :)







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A Photo Of My Dog

My dog, who rarely stands still long enough to be photographed. In this (highly Photoshopped ;)  pic he's waiting for me to kick his ball...




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Ladies Olympic Curling

I was lucky to get a ticket to an Olympic event - the ladies curling semi-final. Sweden played China, and Canada played Switzerland.  (Sweden and Canada later advanced to the gold and silver medal match, and China and Switzerland played for the bronze.)   I was madly cheering for Canada, of course, but was seated closer to Sweden and China, so their pictures turned out much better! Here`s a shot of the Swedish team (who would later win gold) immediately following their victory over China.

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Olympic Cauldron At Night

We went into downtown Vancouver again (on Feb 20th), and this time we stayed until after dark... which of course meant I had to photograph the cauldron again!!!  I took soooo many pics on Saturday, but at the moment I have only 177 mb of space left on my hard drive, which means I can't really decode or edit anything. I had to squeeze in the night cauldron shot though... I love the contrast between the cool blue light and the hot flames :)



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Olympic Torch Relay Edits

Here's a crop of a torch relay pic I took... when the shot was all colour, the two ladies at the bottom were too visually important. There are a few approaches that could have been taken to solve this, and I took the approach of desaturating and selective colouring. I wasn't sure how far to go, though, so here I have two versions. Which one do you prefer?
 
 


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Olympic Cauldron

We braved the crowds and ventured down town today - here's a shot (through the fence, lol) of the Olympic caudron. This is a crop, and I played with the colours a bit. I must say it was neat to see it up close - well worth the transit trip :)



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Olympic Torch Relay

Today was torch day for us! I took a few pics, which I haven't had a chance to edit yet, except for this one...


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Why I Keep Second Rate Edits (And Fill Many Hard Drives ;)

Here's a lily pic from last summer that I played with in Photoshop and thought was too dark, so I never did anything with it. Still, I saved the edit anyway. Now that I see it again I quite like it. I think sometimes that when you compare an edit to the original, it can affect how you see the edit. Looking at this pic today, I can't remember what the original looked like, so I like this better now...




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