Tuesday, September 1, 2015

More Photos and a Thank You

First, I want to thank each of you for your kind and thoughtful words concerning my health.  You don't know how they all made me feel when I read them.  I even cried...thank you so much!  I am a "hugger" so I wish I could give each of you a 
(((BIG HUG))) 
in person.  But the cyber hugs will have to do.
I do know one thing though, God has definitely blessed me with all of you!

Now on to more photos that I've taken with the new camera.  I still haven't fooled with the other lenses, just still shooting with the one.  I didn't feel too hot today, so I kept them all inside.

I took them all in natural lighting (no lights) and I am quite pleased with how they turned out.  There are settings that allow me to adjust the brightness, but I am still just using the "auto" setting for now.  Not bad being in a basement, huh?

I did add some softness to this photo...it makes me sleepy looking at it, lol.  

I'm like that kid who got their first pair of glasses and seeing things in detail for the first time with this camera!  It's how the lighting looks, no editing other than lightening the photo up a bit.  I mean, the colors are dead on!

If anyone who's edited a dark photo, they'll know that the colors get distorted and whacky.  Not with this!  The green stays green, and the details stay crisp!

I am so very pleased and my mind is going 90 miles a minute with all of the possibilities!  I have always been fascinated with photography, but have never been able to afford a really good camera.  Watch out world, Melanie is on the loose and I am going to capture God's beauty in everything!

Can you tell I'm excited?

I love how it captures the room like I see it.  Now that really makes a statement when taking a photo.  You see it with your eyes, but some cameras just don't pick that up and it's disheartening.

I moved some chairs around today.  I'm liking the layout  a bit better.

I can't wait until Christmas...to capture the twinkling lights and all!

Louis helped me with being my subject...he's so cute!  He's spotted a bird, can ya tell?

He loves coming to this room and lounging by the window.  I've taken him outside, but he's definitely an inside cat, lol.  He claws me to death trying to get back in.

I think he's quite happy just being a spectator.

He didn't have a clue I was behind him...see how his hair is standing up?  lol

I love this cat, he's my little buddy that follows me everywhere.

And last but not least...my sweetheart posing for one last photo for the day.  Wonder what he's thinking?  

Well, that's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  I pray you all have a blessed week full of good health, peace and lot's of love!


  1. dear melanie!
    you are a great person with a very big heart. i love your style, love your way you are...
    i have to thank YOU
    nice greetings from austria

  2. Everything is nummy and the camera is tempting me. Love the Cat…he's quite the charmer!

  3. Your home is gorgeous! And I would love to curl up on that cozy bed with Louis.

    I guess that your husband is wondering what new project you'll come up with next.

  4. I think your husband saw a bird too. :):) Love your cat. Your home is so pretty. I am praying for you, I will have to go look at your previous posts to see what has happened, Melanie. You are very good with your camera. I still have so much to learn about mine and it's going on two years. Slow learner LOL. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Dear Melanie, I am your newest followers from GFC.

    I'm sorry you were ill, and I hope you are looking at better days of recovery. Your blog and photos are AMAZING. I am having heart palpations just looking at them!

  6. Fantastic photos! I totally understand when you say "it captures the room like I see it". I am constantly complaining to my DH that my pics never come out the way I envision them, it's all very frustrating for me, but your pics are beautiful, especially the lighting and colors. I am so in love with your home and decorating style, and so look forward to your posts.

  7. Beautiful home and person, you are in my prayers.
    Many Blessings to you, Candy

  8. Hi Melanie, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well, your home photo's beautiful as always! I think your hubby is thinking, what will she have me building next? lol,
    Prayers for you, Lynn

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