Monday, October 13, 2008

"The Leaves Have Eyes!"

 


Well, this turned out to be a total leaf weekend for me. After finding that special leaf, capturing it, posting about it on Friday, (see previous post)and getting good feedback from my friends, I felt rather good about it.

On Saturday, we had a good breakfast at church where I was asked if I had been drawing and/or painting lately. I admitted I had not, but I had been taking pictures galore. I now have taken over 3,000 photos in a little over a year's time. The rest fo the day was non-descript cleaning, loading the dishwasher, washing and conditioning my hair, returning library books, cooking, but not being very artistic. All my artistic endeavors have been taking place within my camera. My cooking doesn't turn out exactly right, but it is still edible and good even if my homemade macaroni and cheese was too watery.

At our church, we have our Bible verses showing upon a screen via a computer. I have always noticed the beautiful backgrounds being used at each service. Yesterday, there was a rust colored leaf showing its dark veins against a black background which I thought was neat. It would inspire me later....

We had dinner at church Sunday were I took a new desert my friend Deb's daughter Amanda told me about Friday at Walmart as we were discussing the crazy people in our lives and workplace. So I took "cookies on a cloud". Rhett said they were not actually cookies on a a cloud because I did not put Cool Whip on the bottom; To him they were cookies with clouds. The food was delicious as always and I met a new lady from Germany who I hope returns again.

I asked one of the young men who works the computer at church about the photos they use. He told me I could email him some of mine and he'd see if they could work with the white fonts used on the screens. It will be so neat to see my photos on the big screens and know that they are working for the Lord.

Once we got home, as I stepped down from the monster truck, I noticed the leaves on the driveway. I came in, changed into pants and asked Rhett if he wanted to pick up leaves with me. He misunderstood my meaning of picking up leaves. He thought I meant rake leaves to which he replied, "No, because there are bugs, hornets and doggie doo." I quickly told him I was not raking, but picking up leaves to photograph. That changed everything. We discoved all sorts of leaves. Yellows with rust colored polka dots. One red one. But the best one of all was this one with a face! First I arranged some on bricks hoping the cool wind would not blow them off. I held this one up to the sky and snapped a quick pic. I realized it could have been a Sky Watch rather than an Odd Shot, but it could only be an odd shot. I did another neat thing with it but I am saving that for later...

I took a long nap after I looked through my old vinyl albums for Rhett thinking I had the song "Slow Ride" by Fog Hat but I did not.

Rhett and I played on Picasa a lot this weekend. It was so neat to see my photos in a slideshow which helped me determine the ones I don't need to keep on the mememory card and have more room. It got good to Rhett. He liked playing with the colors. He made one shot especially rich. He thinks all my photos should have captions now. Together we came up with the title to this post. I thought of the movie "The Hills Have Eyes" and we decided on this one. He says it is his caption.

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9 comments:

Rebeckah said...

So very cool! Love your leaf story and your pictures!

PERBS said...

What we photo bugs do to find an odd shot! lol That is neat that your photos will be used as background on the screen at church. Our church hasn't advanced that far yet. sigh I think I have over 25,000 photos so far on this computer.

Hilda said...

The leaf looks quite surprised! Love your title too.

My odd shot is a Spiky skyline.

Happy Odd Shot Monday!

diXymiss said...

I enjoyed your story about finding inspiration for your photos. It would be wonderful to have them featured on the big screen at church.

This is a fun odd shot ~ the eXpression appears surprised. I imagine this leaf saying, "BOO!"

becky voyles said...

Hi Rebeckah! Yes, it is cool. I am glad you liked my leaf story & the pictures. Yes, Paulie, I agree about what we'd do for an odd shot or any shot for that matter. I think it is neat too. Our church just recently advanced to this stage this year. Whqt would we do w/out our cameras & computers? Hi Hilda! I guess I didn't think the leaf looked so suprised. I was just so happy I found him. Glad you loved my title. I will check your odd shot out. Thanks for stopping by & commenting. DiXymiss I am so glad you enjoyed my story. Yeah, I can't wait to see my photos on the big screen. You are the 2nd one to say the leaf looked surprised. "Boo" would make a great caption also. Thank you all for stopping by with your comments.

Luke Wiley said...

An interesting leaf!
thanks for stopping by my blog!

Carletta said...

Very cool!
I was doing the same at my Mom's the other day.
I love the post before this too - awesome find.

becky voyles said...

Thank Luke. I am glad you liked my previous post, Carletta.

artilue said...

Lol, I just finished posting on my blog and I went to yours to go back to view some of your artwork and what should I find but a similar image of a face on a leaf! haha! love it!