After a long day of working yesterday, Mr. Tide and I decided we would head out for a walk on the beach. It isn't a beach right by our house, but one a little ways from where we live that we like to visit.
The skies were blue and there was a nice crisp chill in the air. Mr. Tide thought I was crazy for wearing a light jacket, but I thought it felt refreshing.
Each morning when I wake up, I look out the window in our bedroom and on days like this, when the air has a nip in it and there isn't a cloud in the sky, I can see the houses on the opposite shoreline of the river.
Those houses are 5 miles away, so being able to see them is something that goes away when the hot hazy days of summer roll around.
These images were all taken from a beach on another river at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, and it was so clear yesterday that I could see the land all the way across the Bay. That is even more impressive than seeing just 5 miles across the river where we live because it's a whopping 12+ miles across the bay at that particular point!
Maybe I have a bit of ancient mariner in my blood, because for as long as I can remember I have always been thrilled to be able to see that far across the bay. It's as if a part of me once knew that spotting land after a long journey meant you were almost home.
Also yesterday I took some pictures of a few of my latest projects. I've had some of my images professionally framed and I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.
I found out yesterday while trying to photograph these that because we have added so many windows to this house that it is nearly impossible to find a dark, reflection free place to take pictures of my pictures.
These were all shot in a tiny hallway by my laundry room, and even there you can see that there are reflections of the windows, my camera, the tripod, whatever, in nearly every image. And the colors are a little off, but that's to be expected when you don't have a nice set up for photographing framed artwork.
But hopefully you can get the gist of how they look. I especially love the faux bamboo frame that surrounds the orchid picture, it just gives it a little added oomph I think. Sorry it has the little corner protectors on it, I couldn't remove them from all of the pictures without a lot of trouble so I just left them on.
And I also love the barnwood frames used for the horse photo above and the boats image as well. The horse pictured actually belongs to friends of ours. This picture is a gift to them, let's hope she doesn't read this particular blog post before I give it to her in a few weeks!
So, there you have it, what I've been working on. If you would like to have one of my framed giclee prints to hang on your wall be sure to check out my latest Giveway by clicking HERE. You don't have to choose one of these images, or even one of these frames, but these will at least give you an idea of what yours might look like, so hurry on over and join my Giveaway, you have until Friday!