Apr 3, 2017

Nik software




 Random share today!
Here is a great resource for those who like free software! Check out Google Nik Collection
 I like to use the Nik HDR on Landscapes. But not the crazy over the top kind of HDR that I did when I first discovered HDR!The nice thing about Nik Collection is there are numerous sliders that give plenty of options to choose the strength of each effect.
I hope this inspires you to o out and photograph something you have been thinking about photographing for months and months!

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May 2, 2016

Where did Windows Live Writer go?

If you’re like me and loved WindowsLiveWriter for blog post writing it was a very sad moment to find out Microsoft discontinued it. Now what?

 

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Well after a little talking to my friend Google I discovered I am not alone others lived WLW too and loved it so much they continued it and it’s now called Open Live Writer and free still. Yay!

 

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It’s got a new purple look but it’s still the same old Windows Live Writer functions. High five to you people who give up personal time to make Open Writer live on!

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Apr 30, 2016

Bridge Report: April

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Hello PancakeNinja readers! I know its been a while.

Last week I came by this bridge project and I thought of you. I had a half charged battery, or more like half uncharged but is was fine for a few update photos.

 

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All the piers have been poured on the part crossing the Tennessee river.

 

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They’re getting decking on too.

 

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Meanwhile on the part crossing the Tellico River it is looking good!

 

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Dec 4, 2015

Bridge Report: December

It’s been almost a year since I’ve updated you on the bridge progress across the Tennessee River! Well I stopped by on a rainy afternoon when noone was working because it was just too wet. But they have been making progress! One day I’m going to come by and see those cranes placing the decking! And then one day I’m going to drive across this bridge!!

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Oct 13, 2015

Blueberry+Raspberry Hand Pies

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One day I saw this very tasty looking photo in a Martha Stewart magazine and got inspired! So I short cut substantially and they still came out great!

 

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On a floured surface roll out pie dough a little thinner than I did.

 

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cut into strips about 2-3” wide. Place some berries

in center of bottom half of each strip.

 

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sprinkle a spoon of maple syrup granuals over berries.Brush edges with egg wash and fold top half over fruit . Press firmly to seal and trim bottom edge, leaving folded top edge uncut. Cut vents in each pie and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill in freezer.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees  Lightly brush pies with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar.

 

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Bake, until pies are golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes.

 

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Serve warm or cooled.

 

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Blueberry and Raspberry Hand Pies

ingredients

  • pie crust dough, premade in advance or from the store
  • blueberries and raspberries, frozen and thawed or fresh
  • maple syrup granuals
  • 1 egg for brushing tops of pies
  • sanding sugar, for sprinkling

 

Roll out chilled pie dough and cut into strips about 2-3” wide. Place some berries

in center of bottom half of each strip. sprinkle a spoon of maple syrup granuals over berries. Brush edges with egg wash and fold top half over fruit . Press firmly to seal and trim bottom edge, leaving folded top edge uncut. Cut vents in each pie and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Chill in freezer.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees  Lightly brush pies with egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. Bake, until pies are golden brown, 35 to 40 minutes. Serve warm or cooled.

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Sep 11, 2015

watercolor social icons +snapchat



I had quit making icons. Other people make better icons, I've been super busy and just hadn't given it any thought.Then I randomly got an email from Lisa asking for a linked in icon. I'm over here saying Pfft! Who uses linked in and what does it do anyway? So instead of working on wedding photos I thought Ya know, I might want a snapchat icon for when I figure out how to use snapchat.  ...Before I knew it, my to-do list had no check marks on it and the morning was gone! But I had the best pretty water color icons I've made yet!
I used free water color textures made by Chris Spoon, and hand painted by his sister.
You can download here
I love seeing where you use them so feel free to comment with your website you use them on! And take a moment to give Spoon Graphics a shout out if you like these.

This set includes:
facebook
instagram
twitter
pinterest
snapchat
email
youtube
vimeo
etsy
linkedin
google plus
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