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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Creative Photography

As my regular readers will know, I am getting in photography and love to click away trying to get just the right shot. So when I read on Daryl's site that Roger at Creative Photography has a regular contest going (just for fun, of course!) I thought I'd join in. I took this photo from the car as I was travelling home from Centennial Beach last March just at sunset. I played around with the contrast to make the colours more bold. You can still see the outline of trees and a house on the horizon. Hope you like it. Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it. If you're interested in participating, click here at Creative Photography to see how to enter a photograph and how to vote for your favourite.

19 comments:

Roger said...

Very nice, thank you for your Creative Photography submission.

Michelle said...

What a fabulous sunset! I love the variety of bright colors on the horizon!

napaboaniya said...

Beautiful and stunning colors of the sunset :P

My Creative Photography #5

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the layers of tone/colour in this!

Daryl said...

Nice ... love the way the colors blend ...

:-Daryl

lianslimb said...

wonderful colors.

kissa said...

Sunsets - you can never have enough each one better than the last. This is a gorgeous one.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh Leslie, This is extremely beautiful!! Very nice!

starnitesky said...

Well done this is a colourful sunset. I like the composition.

Ruth D~ said...

Leslie, Photography is contagious, isn't it. Especially when you have talent, as you do. I've been tied up, not literally, of course, but have missed getting to your blog. I've missed a lot, I see, but I made sure to catch up . . . loved the jokes, the photos, and the support post.

Chica said...

Almost has a film look to it, nice! :)

Liz said...

Hi Leslie, just been catching up on your posts.

The macro thing is interesting. I can't seem to use ours properly although Husband says I just have to set it and aim.

Lovely images for support. How would we cope without the support others give us? (I know we have God but sometimes a physical touch helps too!)

You were a cute 17-year-old! But how we doubt ourselves at that age.

Cat house? Brothel?

Jaclyn does art as well?! Wow!

Casdok said...

Beautiful colours :)

Linda said...

That's just beautiful - I love sunsets but I don't have a lot of success in taking good pictures of them.

Good luck with the contest, this is my first week entering myself.

dale said...

Beautiful colors. The composition reminds me of photos of the American South West. Thanks for entering the contest. Look forward to seeing you around ;-)

Dianne said...

this is beautiful Leslie!

the colors are amazing, Mother Nature sure is one hell of an artist, isn't she? :)

I've bookmarked you right under my pal Daryl.

I'm so glad you joined in

Lori Stilger said...

Great tweak of the contrast. It does, indeed, look like a lot of the SW sunsets I saw in El Paso. :)
Have a wonderful day!

Bond said...

Lovely sunset...Good Luck

Ralph said...

The bold layers of the sunset are balanced by the blue sky overrun by the dainty wispy clouds. Excellent sky shot, and the best o'luck!