Friday, March 25, 2011

Fun with photoshop

I was going through some photos and made some panoramic views from some photos (click to see larger)

Cozumel, Mexico

Davenport, NZ (near Auckland)

Taupo, NZ

Wellington, NZ



NewYork Panorama

New York
(it's too large to post here, so this is a link to Flickr, where you might be able to see it larger)

I made all these using the panorama tool on my Adobe Elements. I think it's a pretty cool algorithm that can make sense of a bunch of photos and make one image, especially for the one of the New York skyline. I only sorta-kinda took panoramic photos from the top of the Empire State Building, meaning that I wasn't too careful. I didn't want to crop it to a perfect rectangle and lose some of the buildings. If you are able to view the original size (I don't know how it works for visitors to Flickr), you can see a lot of detail in the buildings.

I can see that I'll be making taking more panoramic shots in the future and will be a bit more careful doing so. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

A sewing day

I had today off from work so I spent it sewing. Yay! Well sort of. I finally finished the sheers for the guest room (sewing room #2). As I've expressed before, I'm not a fan of home dec sewing. I enjoy selecting the fabrics and deciding what to make but when it comes to actually sewing the stuff...bleh. I have been guilty of buying fabric with the intention of making the drapes, pillows...whatever and the fabric sits and sits and then I go to IKEA to buy the drapes - cheap, washable, and fun prints. Why do I take on the home dec then? Oh yeah, I like the design process and don't want to pay the high $$ to have someone else do the sewing. I even made it super easy for myself. The fabric is plaid, which can be a nightmare when sewing clothes but when making drapes all the lines are a real help to make sure everything is straight. Honestly these sheers were so simple that it's embarrassing that it's taken me so long to get them made. But they're finally done. On to the next project.

Oh, and Alison was correct. We are headed to Buenos Aires for our vacation!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Where in the world?

We have a week off next month and are hitting the road, well actually the skies, for another travel adventure. So guess where we are going?
  1. It will be warm
  2. It's a large, capital city
  3. I don't speak the language but I hear/see a lot of it where I live
  4. Shall we dance?
  5. Don't cry for me...