Thursday, May 1, 2014

Good Fences

Our beautiful spring weather has turned chilly 
and cloudy the last couple of days.  Maybe the cattle 
across the highway from my house 
are bawling because they are missing the warm
sunshine too!  Whatever the reason, they sure are 
noisy this morning.

~water pencil~

I've been playing around in PhotoScape lately.  This shot of
the cattle that are directly across the highway from my
house was done in water pencil.  
 
~original photo~

This plain and simple woven wire fence is what
I see when I look out my front door or windows.  I used
the zoom to bring the cattle a little closer.

I'm happy to be joining for the first time
for Good Fences.

 Be sure to visit Theresa to see many different
fences and gates around the world.

Happy first day of May to you!

Until next time...
xoxo  Cheryl

38 comments:

  1. I love the fence, love the cows and love the pencil thingy. I checked in photoscape on line edit and can't find it. did you do the download or the online?

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    1. I've had Photoscape for a long time, but you can just google photoscape and you'll find a free download.
      Have fun with it!

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  2. I, too, looked for PhotoScape because I like your manipulation. Neat picture.

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  3. water pencil! that's neat! love the shot, too! thanks for linking up, cheryl!

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  4. I saw someone else post about good fences.

    I like going out for a walk with a specific item to look for.

    Those cows look awfully close with your zoom lens!

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  5. love the fence pic and the water pencil effect is cool.

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  6. Hi Cheryl! Ooh...I love this! I have had Photoscape have ben using it moe recently. After I got Picmonkey, I mostly used it but went back to making special effects with Photoscape andd now, even Befunky...another freebee. I LOVE fences and your watercolor pencil rendition is lovely. I am gathering up my fence pics to join in on the next link up!

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  7. Oh, Oh, Oh, Oh! I love photos of cattle and hay. sigh.

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  8. So this is right across the street from you...are you ever woken up by mooing? Again, I LOVE this edit!!! I tried it last night and it was not near as pretty as yours, it did not look good at all. But I am thinking you need to have just the right kind of picture. I love looking at your new edits!!!

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    1. Yes, there is a small farm right across the highway. We live just at the edge of the city limits. I enjoy the sounds of the cattle mooing, it reminds me of days gone by when I grew up on a farm. It does get annoying sometimes when the calves are weaned from their mama and it is non-stop bawling!

      And, thanks! I'm glad you like the water pencil editing. I've been having fun on these cloudy, chilly days playing around with it!

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  9. hello Cheryl, I really enjoy looking at your photoscape edited photos. Is this app. Something I can get with my IPad Air. I just got my new iPad a few weeks ago and Iam still learning. Could you share what apps. You like with your IPad I editing and doing collages. I use PicMonkey on my computer and love it but is there anything like this you can get on IPads. Thanks for your help. Much appreciated. Hugs Judy

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    1. I don't have an iPad, Judy, so I'm not familiar with all you can do with it.

      On my computers I have Photoscape, PicMonkey, iPiccy, piZap, Ribbet, BeFunky, Gimp and others for editing. Also Picasa which I have the Royale membership you pay a fee for to get more editing features. Honestly, most of my photos I use are not edited other than cropping and putting a frame around. Once in a while I'll tweak the color if it's too washed out, etc. I've been having fun playing the last few days with the water pencil in Photoscape. Of all the editing sites, my favorites are Photoscape, PicMonkey and Picasa. I used Picasa for the header I have now. Other headers and most of my collages were made with PicMonkey. Hope this helps a bit. Have fun!

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  10. It's chilly here in north Alabama today, also. But this 50 something year old, old woman doesn't mind. Love me some cows, edited or not.

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  11. Oh- I love your picture, Cheryl. There is nothing more heartwarming than sweet farm pictures in the Spring. xo Diana

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  12. Great effect and nice country scene!

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  13. I love the water pencil effect! I don't use photo scape but I know it has a lot of good effects! What a neat photo for Fences! Enjoy your afternoon! Hugs!

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  14. Very nice. I like the editing with the water pencil effect. I also like how that one cow is looking right at you.

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  15. That's a great photo of the cows! The editing had me wondering at the first photo. I thought it was a different sort of fence. :) It's a great rural scene. Cows are pastured across the road from our house in the summer and I often hear them bawling. Pam

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  16. Oh phooey. I forgot to say rabbit rabbit again upon waking up. I'm never going to get any good luck.
    You were definitely being watched. I've found cows to be as curious as cats.

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  17. i love what you did to the 1st shot. neat app or design. whatever you call it. have a nice weekend!! ( :

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  18. Such beautiful countryside. It is magnificent...Blessings dear. Catherine xo

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  19. Great scenery from your windows! I have a lot of pastures around but the cows only show up occasionally as they are rotated to different places on the huge farm. I like your editing, too. Photoscape is my favorite way to edit.

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  20. Lovely pastoral scenes from your corner. I love Photoscape...so many fun things to try!

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  21. Love the pictures Cheryl, fun playing around, Francine.

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  22. Yes, Yes...I like this very much. And that cow...couldn't help but think of the line from 'Taxi', except it would be "you lookin at me"

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  23. I like the water pencil look. Very artistic. HAPPY MAY DAY!

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  24. In my dream world, I have cows. And sheep. For milk and wool, because I could never bear to eat somebody I've fed.
    I want to hug those cows in your photo. :)

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  25. I like the PhotoScape photo . . . Nice view you have across the road from you . . .

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  26. Great fence photos, Cheryl. Good Luck with your PhotoScapes.. Looks like fun. George has a Photos and Drawings blog --when he takes a photo and turns it into a drawing or painting. NEAT.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  27. Yes I like the editing but both shots are great. Love the cows.

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  28. Good heavens! With all you can do..you could print and frame some of the pictures you take. I moan when I think I might NEVER be able to do all that great stuff. I am hoping this new camera will ...do something..already I can see a HUGE difference in my pictures...Now to just get them on my blog! Today? I hope so! :)
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  29. What a great view from your window!!! So peaceful and good.

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  30. A delightful photo --- and I love the treatment! Have a happy day, and see the blessings flow!

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  31. We've been having some really rainy cold weather here too, haven't seen the sun for about a week now. I love what you did to that top shot, I'm going to have to check PhotoScape out, I've not heard of it before.

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  32. I love your water colors.......they are beautiful! Loved seeing them.

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  33. What a refreshing view. It's been a chilly spring here, too. I hope that means it won't be as hot this summer.

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  34. Wow, I love those different pictures. Is it a computer web site that helps you do this with pictures?
    I do love barns as you know but maybe I will pay more attention to fences.
    Blessings to you!

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