October 23, 2009

Impressions of the Fall

M.'s favorite in this series...

Wow! It's been really fun reading all those sweet comments on my last post and the one before that. That and the fact that my last tutorial was featured at One Pretty Thing, Whip Up and CraftGossip makes that I must have grown at least a couple of inches from happiness... Thank you so much, everyone!

Today I wanted to share some fall pictures with you, now that I finally figured out how to make diptychs in Photoshop Elements 7.0 (I accidentally bought a French version - not easy when all I'm used to is software with the interface in English).

We made a long walk last weekend, which took us from the "Allée des Cygnes", a little isle in the Seine, not too far from where we live, all the way up to Eiffel Tower and the Champ the Mars, and back home again after having some hot chocolate. Unlike the last couple of days, where it's been mostly gray and raining, last weekend we had the most gorgeous fall weather. I just love those sunny autumn days where all you need is a jacket and a pair of sun glasses.
No way we'd spend all day staying inside.

No way I'd leave the house without my camera...

Oh, and before I sign off for the week: Today's also my dad's birthday. He's turning 66. Gelukkige Verjaardag, Papa!

Wishing you a wonderful and hopefully sunny weekend! Make sure to check in on Monday as I'll announce the winner of the Blog Anniversary Giveaway! Make sure to sign up if you didn't do so already!

Double cheers,


Lace-trimmed blue skies... (no tweaking with saturation levels, nor filters - that's the sky we had...)

I don't particular like pigeons - flying rats, as we say - but this one was nice enough to sit still and pose... I kind of like its feet.

Bench and Seine, in perfect harmony...


cindy said...

congratulations on all the tutorial love, especially during your anniversary week. i love your diptychs and sorry you didn't tell me you were struggling. i would have happily sent you my template. you've paired them beautifully. i agree about the pigeons, but the colors are perfect for the boat. and the eiffel tower - oooh la la.

enjoy your weekend. happy birthday, pascale's dad ;)!

nicole/brussels said...

wel wel wat een prachtige foto's, en zo'n mooie kleuren, de duif, de bank,de Seine... I wish I was there too!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the birthdaywishes, I am really touched.
Thanks also to Cindy

blue moss said...

love your impressions of fall!!!
happy weekend to you

mon ami said...

I love these photos, the blues (especially that bench) are so beautiful. We call pigeons rats with wings too but you caught a cute one here.

It makes me want to go back to Paris again! I know it is cliche but I have only been there in the spring time, actually the two times I have been there were on May 1st - 25 years apart. I have a special love for lily of the valley because of that.

ok enough rambling from me, thanks for sharing these lovely pics


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