Because 2009 was the year of my total renewal of my love for photography, beyond trying to get good photos of my grandkids at play, it is the first year that I can remember that I have enjoyed Winter so much. When the frost came and stayed for several days I absolutely relished in it instead of being down and complaining I was excited. You have seen many of the photos I was able to capture as a result of that. I find myself hoping for another spell like that, but doubt if we'll get it this year. This is one of my personal favorites. I even have it as my desktop background photo now. You may also notice that I've added a new treatment or effect to the photo. I was visiting one of my followers' blog yesterday and I noticed he had kind of a frame around it. As I looked closer I could see that it was the same photo a little larger and slightly blurred. I searched the internet for a tutorial on how to do it, but since I didn't know exactly what search terms to use I never found one. I finally ended up just figuring it out in my Photoshop and it was pretty simple. I think its a great effect.
One last note on this. I've noticed that something about this particular blog template causes the photos to show slightly cropped on the right side. So, as I'm writing this I don't know how it's going to look when I publish. If it doesn't look just perfect, click on the photo itself to see it in full size.
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