Many knitters lament about the huge timesuck that is Ravelry. I haven't really been drawn in that far, I usually just use the pattern browser. I discovered something far worse for me.
My camera came with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. I don't use it much, mostly just for cropping and resizing photos, sometimes brightening and boosting the contrast. I should say, I didn't use it much. I've been reading the Pioneer Woman's photography section, following along as she explains Photoshop, doing step by step before and after shots. When I have played around with it, I usually end up back at the straight out of the camera shot, because I think, "but that isn't what it looked like." I guess I get hung up on showing an accurate portrayal of what things look like around here.
So I was playing around with the Filters that Elements has. There is one called Poster Edges. I am in love. I started out with the many flower shots I have taken over the years. I think it makes them look like botanical drawings, which I have always loved. I have been known to buy seeds for the drawings on the seed packet, rather than the seeds themselves. Yep, I'm a sucker for a botanical drawing.
Most of these have been featured in their original form already somewhere on the blog.
Then I discovered what it does to landscapes.
Those last two are the lunar eclipse from March of 06.
This one was from the threshing bee at a friends farm. It reminds me of a Van Gogh painting.
Then of course are the animals.
Please send help. I have three years of digital photos to play with.