Halloween Costume Store Colors

Deep blue costume mask

The costume store was on my to do list yesterday. It’s almost Halloween and I thought I would look for something new to wear. I usually go with an orange pumpkin T-shirt and black pants. This year I wanted to do something different. Once in the store, I was dazzled by the gorgeous colors everywhere. I was glad to have my cell phone, which gave me the ability to take photos. Above is a mask that caught my eye right away. Next I spotted the silver and black mask below.


Lastly, the spooky witch that one expects to see at this time of year. I did find a costume, but you will have to wait to see it, after all it isn’t Halloween yet.

Today’s Photography Challenge Is Something Smooth

Today’s photography challenge is to photograph something smooth. In my  jewellery box I found this brooch, given to me by a patient at the dental office where I worked before retiring. I’m sorry to say I can’t remember his name, but I do remember his face clearly. he had the firmest handshake of anyone I’d ever met. I know he’d once been in the navy, because he’d shared a photo of himself, in his naval uniform with me and my co-workers. He was a much older man by that time, and was learning lapidary, the art of cutting, polishing, and engraving stones. I’m taking part in this photography challenge to improve my photo taking skills, but today I was reminded of someone I haven’t thought about in years.

 

Editing a Photograph


I’m packed and ready to return to California, so I am trying out some of the edit choices in the Aviary app I have on my i-phone.  I’d taken this photo of  some lovely carnations my daughter received, and did some editing on it, as you can see. The background is black and white, and I chose to emphasize the color of the flower.