Monochrome Monday: The Stream

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Week #6

Horizontal lines and horizons with a dash of diagonal.

Getting horizontal lines isn’t always easy. The first photo contest I entered one of the panel told me to use a level to get the horizon straight, since then I developed an abhorrence for crooked horizons, unless it intentional. It’s a simple fix that will make your photos better.

I did learn to use the level on my tripod and if I’m “freestyling” it I am at least aware so I work to make the horizon straight. If it’s not possible I leave extra room for cropping which is what happens when you straighten. If I do need to do post editing I usually use the straighten tool in Picasa (a free edit program) or the rotate canvas tool in Photoshop. With rotate canvas you can get a more precise adjustment.

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cee's compose yourself

Monochrome Monday: Frenchman Bay

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Frenchman Bay, Acadia National Park, Maine

One Word Photo Challenge: Summer

11.5.15 summer

This actually was taken in the fall but it’s summer all year down here in sunny Florida. We look forward to our one day of winter.





Monochrome Monday: Jellies

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Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week 40

Trees with legs


Everglades National Forest, Florida

cee's odd ball


Monochrome Monday: Peaceful Beach


Blind Pass Beach, Florida

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: 2015 Week 38

Sea-Side Huts

I’ve always wanted to live on the beach

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Clearwater Beach, Florida

cees odd ball

One Word Photo Challenge: Flood

7.16.15 flood

Shadyside Park, Anderson Indiana



Land Meets Water



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