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Friday, August 15, 2008

Sky Watch #7 & HF #64 - Cloudy Collages

My first Sky Watch is at Small Reflections.Thanks to Scylla at Law & Motherhood for this cool Haiku button

Watching the sky change
yesterday I snapped a few
photographs and then
within Photoshop to make
these two collages.

Click for others participating in Sky Watch this week at its new home.
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Click for Haiku Friday #65 at Small Reflections ...
'Admittedly Olympic Obsessed'
For others participating in Haiku Friday this week go to A Mommy Story or Playgroups are no Place for Children. (To see my previous Haikus, click on the Haiku Friday label below this post or in the sidebar under About Me where you'll find a 'directory' of my Haikus on both blogs).

Thought for Today
"A cloud does not know why it moves in just such a direction and at such a speed. ... It feels an impulsion . ... this is the place to go now. But the sky knows the reasons and the patterns behind all clouds, and you will know too, when you lift yourself high enough to see beyond horizons." Richard Bach


Carletta said...

These are gorgeous!
I really have to get Photoshop. I see so many wonderful things being done.
Lovely cloud shots.

Unknown said...

Oh I really really like it! I never thought of making a collage of skies, but it turned out great!!

Anonymous said...

I love how you've collaged those beautiful sky pictures together :)
Happy weekend!!!

Joyce's Journey said...

I am so glad I found you in Skywatch Friday. Your blog looks so enticing - I must come back for more. I love Elizabeth Kubler-Ross. She was incredible at putting her thoughts to paper. Your photo's are beautiful. An excellent addition to SWF. Have a great weekend and I shall visit again!

Anonymous said...

Interesting set of photos.


SandyCarlson said...

Storyteller, your photo montages are spectacular. Thanks for these!

Honey Mommy said...

LOVE photoshop!
Great cloud pictures, great haikus!

coolgirlsar said...

Love how they all blend in together and all the different shades of the sky and clouds. Lovely. Happy Sky Watch Friday.

the planet of janet said...

cool collage! and well played!

Karen Coutu said...

Nice! I really like the first collage.

Karen of the MomDot Street Team

Barb said...

I'm hoping Santa brings me PhotoShop! You know, Someday.

AphotoAday said...

Hey, I like that... Very creative...

kjpweb said...

Very neat! Good one!
Cheers, Klaus

Anonymous said...

Very interesting effect. A beautiful sky.

Alice at: I Was Born2Cree8
My SWF post is here: Sky Watch Friday

Mom Knows Everything said...


Kelly said...

Very delightful of a collage of photos!! Well done!!

Roan said...

Amazing collage. I need to check out photoshop.

Rambling Woods said...

You can do that in Photo Shop? I want to learn how to do that so I guess I will have to open Photo Shop and look at it....@:}

Virginia said...

Aaaah, Photoshop helped your do these lovely collages. I have just bough Elements. Maybe you can help me along with your cool technique. Beautiful and inspriational as always.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments as well.

storyteller said...

To all – I’m delighted you each found time to visit my Sky Watch Cloud Collages this week and seemed to enjoy them. It’s fun to put my newly acquired Photoshop skills to use in this manner. As some of you know, I’ve owned various versions of the PSE program for more than a decade but didn’t know how to put it to effective use until I signed up for and attended classes this past summer at a local ‘Adult School’ educational program. I've shared that journey here and at Small Reflections with a series of Photoshop Elements posts illustrating lessons along the way which can be found by clicking the links in my sidebars. I highly recommend such classes and (after taking a month off) will be returning to take the Advanced class starting next week. I appreciate each of your comments and enjoyed my visits to YOUR blogs during the past week. Seeing skies from all around the world has been great fun and meeting you all ‘virtually’ is pretty ‘kewl’ too. I hope you're each having a wonderful week.
Hugs and blessings,

Tina Coruth said...


You are very creative. I love these sky collages! Beautiful!

Thank you for your kind comment about my dragonfly sky. :-)


storyteller said...

Tina Coruth – You’re most welcome and thanks for your visit and thoughtful comment. I do so love seeing the ‘skies’ everyone shares each week ;--)
Hugs and blessings,