Do you ever have one of those moments? I had one recently. I have been doing pretty well creating shadows and such, bending them thanks to Cassie Jones' tutorial. Anyway the part that escaped me was how to make the shadow softer, mine always looked harsh and hard, not real. Then somebody mentioned a Taylormade tutorial and she was precisely talking about that, namely to use the Gaussian Blur to soften the shadow. Here is the big moment when the hand slaps the forehead. I knew this! Have known this! How could I have forgotten? I tell you one thing, I will never forget again, LOL. It opened a new dimension for me, it made me so happy! I have been using it left and right, I love shadows. It just adds so much to all the elements. Here is one of my latest pages where I used a lot of shadow work. Well, actually not really that much, just the large shadow on the ground, but to be able to create that was such fun!!!! I really had a ball with this page, making it into an urban setting which looks nothing like the place we live at. Great fun. Here are the credits for this one
The next one I created for Vinnie's site, I kind of liked the look of it, all monochromatic. Plus I really liked the pictures of Gabrielle. Here are the credits for it. I think I will just show you the pages I did, there were quite a few these last few days. It will take forever if I talk about each one of them.
Geez, I didn't realize I made this many pages in just a few days, no wonder I feel stressed, LOL. I am becoming a maniac! All the credits for all the pages can be found here. That's my gallery and all the LOs are listed there. My Virginia book is coming together nicely. I will probably have to add more pages, I have more pics than I thought.
It has been so beautiful here, gorgeous sunshine and warm days. I took the kids to a nearby creek on Sunday. The City just finished this kayaking project, where they placed large boulders in and around the river to make it into a whitewater river. It was really quite pretty there. The dog stepped into a lot of mud and had to be washed off. Michael was bouncing from rock to rock and had a ball and I was able to take a bunch of pictures. There were a couple of guys practicing there roll overs in the water. That was fun to watch. I'll probably make some pages about the whole thing soon.
Okay, hubby is calling for our nightly movie. Have a great evening everybody!