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Saturday, December 12, 2009


Oops! I pushed the wrong button, and posted this reflection
before I had any text with it!
It is a pic where some photoshop came in handy.
Below is the original pic.

Maybe I was reflecting on why the posts that give the most info.
and take much time to prepare,
are not as commented on as easily as the ones
(like the psychological one below) that are very simple.
What do you think?

Anyway, on this trip to Big Bear Lake with our Dutch friends
who took the reflection pic, we also saw this in the sky!
No photoshop here! Cool, eh?


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jeannette: I love reflection shots, they just make the photo so special.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, how lovely--This photo fills my eyes, which is the greatest compliment I can give.

The cool thing about my Sis, is that the doctor is calling her a walking miracle.

She is clear to drive, take longs walks, pretty much anything she wants to do.

Clytie was healed--and she did have a stroke--the cat scan said it all. The doctors can't explain what happened. What happened was truly a miracle. I for one will never be the same. ((hugs))

Rudee said...

Very pretty reflections.

Shaista said...

Beautiful Jeannette, just magical, into these open arms of blue mysteries I willingly fall, and falling find myself...

rainfield61 said...

have not used photoshop before, but understand its magic by now.

Eki said...

i guess, your experience is similar to mine: longer commentaries don't generally attract readers ... sigh ...
I like the reflective mood of the photos you posted today.

jeannette stgermain said...

Fishing Guy,
Thank you!
Since your comment I added the original (without Pohotoshop) and something in the sky looking like an angel or cross to me.

jeannette stgermain said...

So happy for you sis! Miracles still do happen, and you never forget when it comes so close to you - hugs:)

Every day there's something beautiful to see in nature, and sometimes we take it for granted!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you! It's symbolic for the state I'm in now:)

jeannette stgermain said...

Such a precious truth -in this too busy age, we often forget that in reflecting we can see our own image more clearly!

jeannette stgermain said...

I am blessed, because hubby took a photoshop course, that's why I have the program on the computor:)
Hope the birthday party with your family was pleasant (I'm sure there was good food!!)

jeannette stgermain said...

Guess I have to learn to write more "compact" and still say what I want to say (after I learned in my training to go on and on about the same subject:) ) -thanks for the support!

Protege said...

The top picture is incredible. I have n that sometimes that the camera doesn't adequately capture what I see. However, Photoshop brings the contrast and the colours back.

Donna said...

Thanks for popping in at My place and leaving such a nice comment!! I Really like your Blog and the Reflections photos! Nicely Done!
Have a great Sunday!!hughugs

The Weaver of Grass said...

Lovely cloud formation jeannette.
I must say that of the two reflection photographs I personally much prefer the lower one.

DawnTreader said...

I like both clouds and reflections ;)

Kilauea Poetry said...

Oh wow, I couldn't agree more with your seems to be the case quite often. I really like your header and these reflections are superb!

The Green Stone Woman said...

Dutch friends take strange pictures of odd reflecting pools. Photoshop sure was an improvement.

Angie Muresan said...

Wow! Never thought so highly of photoshop as I do now. That cloud formation is very cool!

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Jeannette,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog:) You are welcome anytime.

I can't wait to read yours... Iam sure I will return as it looks very nice and interesting.

My blog will currently be private until after the holidays. I didn't have an email for you so I couldn't add you to my list. I will unlock it beginning in the new year. I hope you return to read it, Or you can send me an email via my profile on my blog
and I can add you to my list:)

Have a Happy Holidays!!


crochet lady said...

Those are great photos! Both altered and unaltered, but photo shop sure is a handy tool to add the life that sometimes seems to slip from photos.

That sky pic is really cool.

jeannette stgermain said...

This was a pic from my Dutch friends that they left on our computer. I quess it's also how one is used to settings (Holland has a lot less light in the sky than California)
I thought that the design of it was good, and started working with it.

jeannette stgermain said...

Weaver, thank you! In California the light is bright, the sky is a bright blue most of the year, so even though I'm from Holland, having lived here for so long, I am used to bright colors now)
Yes, I like the cloud too!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Monika! I'm amazed at all your different blogs! You must have a lot of energy! (and ideas!)

jeannette stgermain said...

Glad to hear that this a common phenomena - I haven't been blogging long enough to know what is easy for people to relate to and what not:)

The header was taken by hubby who was on a photo assignment for the photo class he has taken -I'll pass the compliment onto him! - thank you!

jeannette stgermain said...

For the husband of this couple taking pics of anything is fair game! I let him, because you know that you can't talk something out of a Dutch head LOL!(just kidding)
Of course, it's MY opinion that I improved the pic with photo shop (another stubborn Dutchman haha).

jeannette stgermain said...

And I know just a very tiny bit of photoshop. Haven't worked with layers yet, but one can move objects, combine pics and make it a totally new pic, etc.
No one has said yet, what they make the cloud out to be - what do you see in it?

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you for writing me...I wrote you back on your email, because I would like to read your blog -even though I'll be gone between gone between Christmas and New Year.

jeannette stgermain said...

Agreed, photo shop is very useful. What strikes your fancy with the cloud formation?

Rosie said...

I love the two reflection photos - the enhanced one is very striking but the original has atmosphere. the cloud photo is wonderful:) I too find that when I spend less time on a post and just do it quickly I get more comments than on ones I've thought about, worked on and altered here and there - I guess perhaps people feel the sponteneity of the quicker one? I've really no idea:)

Sreddy Yen said...

Hi! Wow, Photoshop can do great wonder - I must really learn how to use it! The cloud looks like a big bird in flight.

I think this background colour best suits your blog :P

Chrisy said...'s a mystery to me...I'm afraid if I started playing with it I'd never get up from this seat! That cloud photo is could use that on Christmas cards!
ps love your Christmas hat...

Phivos Nicolaides said...

I like your blog!

Merisi said...

I am truly stunned! I had no idea that Photoshop can make that much of a difference (I have none).

Regarding comments I would say don't worry, just be yourself and write about what you love to share.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Rosie!Blogland is still a culture I'm discovering, and a telltale of my newbie status:)
Good to know that others have a similar experience- so I know it's not bad writing or something like that, LOL!

jeannette stgermain said...

Others have seen an angel or a cross in that cloud formation. I definitely see a big bird with big wings in there too:) Hope you can relax now for a few weeks from school?
Photoshop is a very cool tool -the drawback is that it's expensive -and they keep upgrading it (like Windos, or Apples)

jeannette stgermain said...

About using the cloud for a Christmas card -that's a great idea! For this year, I already have something else, but maybe another year.
You are right, Photoshop is very addicting:) Thanks, I lvoe my Christmas hat!

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you! Gotta visit your blog again...

jeannette stgermain said...

about the comments: it's in my nature to research the "cause" of things:)
Now if I was a photographer like you, I would not need Photoshop! To me a digital camera is a magical box -you never know what comes out;)

Whitemist said...

It seems my "post" did not make it. I have been having trouble lately tho - I love reflections in photo's and also enjoy painting them. After Christmas I will have more paintings

jeannette stgermain said...

I will be looking forward to more paintings from you! Have to say that I haven't painted reflections that much where the water is so still that the reflection is a mirror image..