Monday, September 20, 2010

Time To Buckle Down!


Still playing with Picnik.

I took this photo while in Lucca, Italy...it was just last year around this time.
We had an amazing trip which included a special visit with Vale and Paola from
Les Cotrions!

It has been fun to look through my photos and remember all the beautiful places we saw and all the things we did while on our trip to Italy.

I couldn't resist playing with some of the photos!

...in fact, it is getting hard to resist tinkering with every photo!



However...
it's time to tackle some big projects...

...so I better stop playing and get down to business!

Hope your week is off to a good start!
:)

29 comments:

raggygirlvintage said...

Looks fantastic, I have played a around a little with Picnik but looks like you have it figured out!
Tracey

a whole lotta love said...

So lovely! Hey, what's life if you can't play a little :)

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~**~ Great photos!! I need to try that piknik!! Have a great week~Rachel :)~*~*

Beach House Living said...

Wow nice effects and colors. Is that the picnik that you subscribe to or the free version?

erin said...

ahh yes...playing with photos is addictive! i can think of worse things........your first photo is beautiful!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
Your photograph from Lucca is just perfect....it really sums Lucca up....the colours, the content, the lengthening shadows.....juat a memory for me now, even though it was only last month, it seems an age away.
Mmmmm , I wonder what your big projects involve ?!! XXXX

Linda said...

I've been having fun with it, too~ so much easier than my photoshop!

"Een sneller kloppend hart ♥" said...

This looks gorgeous and yes, I can understand what you're doing, working with pictures is totaly addictive!!:)

I love these photographs the way they look in vintage-style!!

Regards, Veronique byebye!

Bohemian said...

After hearing your critique of Picnik I tried to subscribe but I can't seem to make it get past their intro page effectively. *le sigh* I know I would have a blast making my photos more interesting and Artistic! I love what you've done to yours and can see that it could become addictive *wink*... but it's good to take some time out for play as well as putting our noses to the grindstone.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Bonjade said...

Oh but this is such a nice colour pallet....
Gives a real nostalgic look on the pictures...
Oh love it...
Fine day

Ann Nichols said...

Beautiful pictures! I totally agree with you - It's so hard to stop "playing" and tackle those big projects! Honestly, I want to do everything - My the current book, my history blog about St. Nicholas, and just visit everyone out there in blogger world! Not to mention all those lovely things to do in the "Real" world like visiting over a cup of coffee with friends and relatives! But I am so glad to have found you! You have a lovely site!
Ann

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your photos are beautiful, Laura! Good luck with the big projects.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
Your photos are superb... I must give picnik a go sometime, although I am sort of obsessed with photoshop at present..

you know with 2 months in italy.. I still didn't make it to Lucca.. Maybe the next trip.. and how wonderful you got to meet Vale whilst there.. and in turn I found her blog through your travels..

Have a lovely day.. and good luck with the 'big' projects.. xxx Julie

very merry vintage style said...

Amazing photos--please don't stop playing... that is where the beauty comes from! Have a wonderful day; I so enjoy your blog

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

your photos look amazing... and since discovering picnik I too have the desire to tinker with every photo! happy Tuesday to you!

cheryl kuhn said...

I can see how it would become addicting altering and transforming photos, you do such a wonderful job. I love looking at them!!

Theresa said...

I have SOOO many projects sitting that I MUST get busy working on:) Have a great day my friend! HUGS!

gail said...

hi laura-you are really doing a great job. The pictures are awesome!
gail

Chrissy said...

Laura...that first photo just took my breath away,reminds me of one I took in Ireland outside a flower shoppe...love it! x0x0

AshTreeCottage said...

I have to drag myself away from Picnik too! Love your photos!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

It's me said...

Did you met Vale???? oh so nice !!!!....i wish i was you....hahahhhahah!! lovely day......hugs from me....

Andy's Attic said...

The photo with the books is delish! We have a sunny day today so I am out to potting shed to work!
Annette

la féneïre said...

beautifull photos, bravo

giveto said...

qu'elle belle ambiance, j'aime beaucoup ton blog.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

I keep vowing to myself that I'll put up a post with photos "as is" but I do one and then I'm doing them all.
I'm glad your enjoying it though.
Great job...just like a pro!
xxx
Carole

Jill said...

Editing photos IS addicting...!

mwm said...

Hi Laura,

I'm on the Picnik team and wanted to say that I enjoyed the photos.

I also wanted to reply to Bohemian, who earlier in the comment thread mentioned that she couldn't get in to Picnik.

@Bohemian: follow these steps to get picnik to load for you -- http://www.google.com/support/picnik/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=179562

Hope this helps,
Mark
The Picnik Team

Jamie said...

I've fallen in love with editing photos too - its like discovering a new artistic outlet.

Gert said...

Great photos...I too have played with Picnik but nothing like this..I must play harder..lol

Blessings...
xoxo Gert