Monday, May 17, 2010

Seaside inspiration

I wanted to do something a little different so I borrowed a few photos from my other blog, The Sweetest of Days (where I'm sorry to say I no longer publish), and played around on Picnik and Photoshop. I hope you enjoy the results.






My inspiration came from the pages of
Victoria Magazine

* I hope you have had the chance to stop by the International Bird Rescue Research Center (over on the side of my blog). They have all the info on oiled bird care from the gulf oil spill.

29 comments:

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

These are wonderful! I love the post processing and the photo with the Thoreau quote is perfect.

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

So lovely! ♥

Country Girl said...

These are beautiful, Sharon. I love that texture in the last photo with all the sparkles. That IS a texture, isn't it?
The colors are delicious.

TSannie said...

I love the first quote. Never thought of life's cures that way, but it really is o so true.

Photos? Gorgeous as usual.

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Beautiful pics! Love what you've done with them.

Susan said...

Nice photos, Sharon. I love Victoria Magazine...one of my all time faves. Sincerely, Susan

Susan said...

P.S. Sharon, meant to tell you that the sayings near the photos are great, too! Love them!

Snappy Di said...

Love the colors you chose to pair up with your photos! Very nice and such a true beachy feel to them.

Di

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I also love the photos and quotes about the beach...it's a special place to our family as well. Thanks ever so much for the link to the bird rescue blog...I vividly remember the Exxon Valdez...I am a Dawn user simply because of all the good the company did then helping to wash the birds and help them return to some semblance of normal life. Praying for our beaches and the lives that dwell and depend on them.

Eileen@My Evergreen Place said...

Your photos and textures are so nice! Makes me miss New England! The first quote about the salt water being the cure for everything is my favorite, as I have always felt that it is. :0)

Riet said...

Such great pictures Sharon. Well done with the textures.
Have a nice day

Loree said...

Beautiful edits. I wish I knew how to apply them successfully to my photos.

Jayne said...

Those are so creative and beautiful Sharon!

Nancy Medina said...

To my friend, the artist. Your work is amazing! You always inspire me...!!!
hugs from me and the fatties

Mary Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful post.
I have a place in my heart for our feathered friends... especially the ones on the beach!
M.E.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty - you did good.

Pat said...

The photos themselves are gorgeous, and the added effects just takes them over the edge. My favorite is the first one - I love the quote AND the photo! I've yet to try that website! Will have to do that one of these days!

dAwN said...

Lovely!

Char said...

beautiful quotes and processing

MaineBirder said...

What a great idea! Excellent work Sharon!

These would make great note and thank you cards.

Mary said...

Sharon, these are absolutely gorgeous!!! You should really do a calender or note cards from them... LOVE the processing!

Erica Houskeeper said...

These are beautiful Sharon! Mary is right -- you should make a calendar or note cards.

The Retired One said...

My favorite is that third shot, but my oh my I love them all...!!!

Kerri said...

WOW ~ just gorgeous!!

Chatelaine said...

I love the quotes with the photos. The photos as always are fabulous. You certainly have a gift for capturing the beauty of nature.

Susan B said...

Beautiful. Your photographs evoke deep feelings of my childhood summers in New England. Your artistry has a true sense of what I call "Romance of Place". Thanks for sharing.

Carolynn said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the first quote. I'll be adding that to my collection. I'm a big fan of Victoria Magazine, as well, although I haven't purchased a copy in a few years.

Margaret said...

The photos complement the words perfectly. I love the first quote, by Isak Dinesen!

Mary said...

Excellent editing and choice of words! I long to be at the beach again. I took it for granted most of my life.