Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sepia Scenes #77

It's Sepia Scenes Day Again!

Small orchids for Easter.

I added a motion blur to the photograph as well.


Passover Pictures, Images and Photos


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sepia Scenes #76

I thought for Sepia Scenes I'd do something Spring-y. This flower is so pretty in its original pink color but I love it in sepia.


I inserted a black aura around the flower from Photobucket and faded it a bit.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sepia Scenes #75

Hey, welcome to Sepia Scenes!

This is my niece, Carol, and she took this photo with her phone and sent it to me because she wanted to show me her "tracks" that she put in her hair. Can you see them there on her left? I like them.

I sepia-ized and blurred the pic to take away some of the graininess of the shot!

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sepia Scenes #74

Hey my friends what are you posting for Sepia Scenes today?

This very tall crane decorates the development my SIL lives in.

Cranes are large, long-legged and long-necked birds of the order Gruiformes, and family Gruidae. There are fifteen species. Unlike the similar-looking but unrelated herons, cranes fly with necks outstretched, not pulled back. Cranes live on all continents except Antarctica and South America.

Most species of cranes are at least threatened, if not critically endangered, within their range. The plight of the Whooping Cranes of North America inspired some of the first US legislation to protect endangered species.

Click here to make an origami crane

Thousand Origami Cranes (千羽鶴 Senbazuru or Zenbazuru) is a group of one thousand origami paper cranes held together by strings.

An ancient Japanese legend promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. The crane in Japan is one of the mystical or holy creatures (others include the dragon and the tortoise), and is said to live for a thousand years. In Asia, it is commonly said that folding 1000 paper origami cranes makes a person's wish come true. This makes them popular gifts for special friends and family.

The Thousand Origami Cranes has become a symbol of world peace through the story of Sadako Sasaki, a Japanese girl who tried to stave off her death from leukemia as a result of radiation from the atomic bombing of Hiroshima during World War II by making one thousand origami cranes, having folded only 644 before her death, and that her friends completed and buried them all with her.

Her story is told in the book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes.

Hope you enjoyed the information about paper cranes. I have made them often to give to friends and members of my classes.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sepia Scenes #73

Hey gang, I used the flower sepia badge so we'll start thinking about Spring!

I took this shot a couple of years ago, well more than a couple of years because it's not a digital photo. A robin laid her eggs (blue eggs) in her nest balanced on my wooden fence in my back yard.

After sepia-izing the photo I erased one egg to reveal it's natural color.

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