TONIGHT’S PHOTOS ARE FROM A HOUSE & PROPERTY THAT CAUGHT OUR EYE, BUT NOT OUR POCKETBOOK…HOUSE & GROUNDS ARE IN NEED OF SOME TLC BUT ‘WOW’ WHAT A GREAT ENJOYABLE PROJECT FOR THE RIGHT PERSON
There are many nice days each year & then there are a lot of even nicer days. And then, a few times a year, there are those truly phenomenal good feeling days. Today, with warmer temperatures & a gentle breezes blowing banks of bilious clouds around, & our forests ablaze with Autumn colors, we had ourselves just a great drive through the countryside on the way to & back from visiting Uncle Harry in Mitchell, Ontario.
IMAGINE HAVING ALL THIS AS JUST A VERY SMALL PART OF ONE’S OWN VERY BIG BACK YARD….BEYOND THOSE TREES ALONG THE PROPERTY EDGE LIES THE MAITLAND RIVER…AND, YOU COULD EVEN GET AN RV EASILY BACK HERE:))
Kelly had done some sleuthing on a 70 acre piece of property we looked at a few days ago & found out nobody was living there. The property is financially waaaaaay beyond us but we swung around to have a closer look at it anyway on our way home. We love poking around & exploring new places. Also a good opportunity for us to get out & stretch our legs & let Pheebe excitedly race around checking out every nook, cranny, & Ground Hog hole. For us, the property was totally our cup of tea & the old sadly neglected house had a beckoning charm all it's own. It just needs a warm beating heart. We walked all around oogling & awgling for about 40 minutes before getting our heads back on straight & realistically understanding, this place could not be ours:(( But awwww, the things dreams are made of……………….:))
ONE OF TWO PONDS NEAR THE HOUSE WITH CRYSTAL CLEAR SPRING FED WATER
JANNA had a Picasa question about the 'Graduated Tint’ button in Picasa. Glad she asked about that one because this is the button to use for your sky photos. If your photo has sky in it that looks a bit on the light side, one click of this button will darken & put a bit of detail into your clouds. Hit the button again & the sky darkens down again adding more detail to the clouds. You can darken down a pale blue sky to a deeper blue this way. This only affects the top third of your photo & does not darken the the whole photo. I use this button to give my skies a richer look because your camera does not always return you the color & light density you saw with your naked eye. A photo editing program enables a person to correct the cameras failure & restore a photo to the way your eye saw it in the first place.
PART OF THIS HOUSE IS AN ORIGINAL OLD LOG CABIN
While on the topic of Picasa & skies, here is another mainstay tool that will greatly improve some of your sky photos by simply 'eliminating' too much unnecessary sky. The 'Crop' button is one of the top 3 tools I use. Unless you have some spectacular cloud photos, I would suggest cropping all that blue out of your photo & draw the attention to your subject, not the big blue boring sky. In the next few days I will pull together a few photos to better explain ‘Graduated Tint’ & the ‘Crop’ button.
NICE BARN/GARAGE/DRIVING SHED WITH A HARD TO SEE LARGE HIGH DOOR IN THE SHADOWS ON THE LEFT TO DRIVE A MOTORHOME IN
LOOKS LIKE THE FAR BUILDING HOUSED CHICKENS AT ONE TIME
HOUSE ALSO HAS A DRIVE-IN GARAGE/WORKSHOP AT THE BACK & LOOK AT THAT SUN ROOM….WOW:))
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FOR US, THIS IS THE TYPE OF PROPERTY DREAMS ARE MADE OF
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A man was telling his neighbor, "I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect." "Really," answered the neighbor. "What kind is it?" "Twelve thirty."
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