Tuesday, October 7, 2008

~ Messing Around ~

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 Evenin folks!  Hope this finds everyone happy and ready for hump day :)   I took the picture of the gazebo the other day when I was at the park.  I decided to mess around with it.  It's suppose to give the effect of color pencil...   I thought it looked interesting.  I am also posting the unedited version so you can see what it was to start with. 
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Lots of rumors flying around about AOL and it's demise.  I have no idea if they are going to completely close shop or if they are just not going to support file storage etc any longer.  Either way I guess we all should be prepared and save what you want in case one day we wake up and 'poof' it's gone.  Where will they put the banner for that little announcement?  Our ever changing welcome screen?  I do know it's unbelievably slow.  I've gotten a few alerts and when I went to check them out, I took a nap while I waited for them to open.  Sad indeed! 
I will admit with the exception of the alerts and restrictions on private journals I like it here.  Our community has moved and very successfully I might add.  So.. JLand to Bland?  LOL  I don't think 'Bland' is a good name.. we are far from Bland!!!
Ok..  off to mess around some more.  Have a good one folks
Hugs
~d

35 comments:

Melissa said...

very pretty, I like the transformation

LIZ said...

I love playing with the edits its fun...have a great night!!

Liz

ADM DESIGN'S said...

Cool effect. Alvia

Veronica B. EDMD said...

I like it. But then, you've always got some great material to play with. Thanks for your original PSP suggestion. I love playing with mine. And, the new upgrade to Corel painter...! :D

Mari said...

I love what you did to the gazebo picture

I don't think I would be very good at taking pictures ...stil takes me a few attempts so that I can leave a commnet.

Joyce said...

I think Ken (Bucko) suggested we call ourselves Spotters (instead of J-Landers). I like it and yes, I think we should all be looking for new email accounts.
Hugs, Joyce
BTW, I love the photo either way.

Tawnya said...

That is a really cool effect... Yeah I am not so sure about AOL either... Not really worried about it though, I have email accounts all over the place for different things... So, I would just switch what was or is important to another email... Sheesh!!

Robyn said...

Love the effect on the picture. I agree we have transitioned great! And I am SO happy so many have already came here. Bland sounds cooler anyways who likes J's?? lol

Lisa said...

I was wondering the same thing about AOL if they might just poof and disappear.... your journal looks great!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Rose~* said...

Great pictures, as always Donna. The top one really does look like someone used their pencil crayons. What a neat effect! I hope that AOL will transfer our mail to someplace we can keep. I'd hate to lose it all. I just am tired of transferring so many things, and the holiday season is soon approaching. :::SIGH::

Kath said...

Everyone I have been in touch with seem to be having some sort of prob Donna.Jan rang yesterday to speak to me both of us have had a violation notice stuck on our new blogs and quite a few more also.Grrr.As for AOL if it dissapears in a flash at least we have one another here .I love the pics as usual you are so talented at everything.They are fantastic.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Debbie said...

Warning: Personal opinion here..I'm not a "Spotter"..I'm a "Seeker" of true friendships. We've all made this move together, we are all seeking out the ones we have come to know as our friends, our family,those we love though we've never met in person. I would hope that if our name were to change to something other than JLand it would be more personal to all of us. We're hitching the horses, loading the wagons, to cross the great devide to uncharted territory, a place we can call home for JLand settlers.
As you know I think there's a fox in the henhouse and feathers are gonna be flying.
Hugs
Debbie

Joan said...

Love your piciturs you did a great job. We don't know what is happening over here either suppose we will just have to wait and see. Love Joan.

Yasmin said...

Hmm Aol have been very quiet since their announcement last week, but suppose they will let us know in the goodness of time(grins) loved bothe photo's of the Gazebo, must admit I really like blogger and have been using it for a while and wished I'd transfered my journal a long time ago, but we do need pings for our alerts.

Have a good Hump Day

Yasmin
xx

Linda said...

I agree bland we are not! Linda

Linda said...

I agree bland we are not! Linda

Jeannette said...

I think it looks more like an oil painting, but I love it, it is beautiful

Brittany said...

I think it's all just Rumors...Because AOL put it out there LOUD AND CLEAR...We are closing down journals and it is in your best interest to find a new home or your journal will be deleted forever!

So I think it's just rumors built by wishful thinking. But if it weren't...I wouldn't go back to AOL if my life depended on it! Blogger is Better! If AOL had upgraded their service and gave us half the features blogger does...then i might have given it a second thought.

I like it here...and your right..The community moved over here very smoothly and IMO I think some are already addicted!

Martha said...

Love the photo!
Yesterday when I went to sign in on AOL a little pop up came up that said AOL email. I wonder if that's a sign of what's to come? I think it's definitely time to save anything and everything of any importance to us on AOL. We should probably set up alternative email addresses as well.

Teresa said...

Have a great day Donna :) Blessings* Teresa

Joyce said...

Love the photo's of the gazebo...so pretty. I am shopping around for a new email account...just in case...do you have any suggestions? Hugs and love,
Joyce

Dannelle said...

Journal sounds so much nicer than blog- (sigh) Still think you the best photographer around the borld (that doesn't work either!)I'm going to try the LOOK on some too! Dannelle

Karen said...

The pics are great. Really having an issue with AOL since the scare is out that it may close up. Hope it is only a rumor, but better safe than sorry, so off to creating a gmail account. -Karen

It's Just Me ~ Katie! said...

I love the new effects - theres no end to your talent. I think once everyone figures out how to back up and save their memories, AOL will be something of the past. It's fun here. We do need to come up with a good name for the community. Take care and enjoy your Today,
Katie

Beth said...

It's fun to mess around with those effects. I did a charcoal effect on a New Orleans tomb, and it looked really cool!

If AOL goes under completely, I've already got a gmail and a Yahoo account, so I'm not going to worry about it. I'd be surprised if they stopped supporting email, though.

Ken suggested we be called Spotters. I thought that was kind of fun!

Beth

Debbie said...

Dang, I got so involved in commenting on my personal opinion this morning I forgot to say I love the picture of the gazebo, I always wished we had one in our backyard.
I'm kinda liking it over here in our new home. Feeling more comfy day by day.
Hugs
Debbie

Darlene said...

Nice job, I love playing around with filters too!
Hope you have a great night D!!
Darlene :)

Hollie said...

I love both of the pictures!!

Leslie K. said...

Hi hun :) Just wanted to say hi & wish u a good evening. I wanted to let you know too i changed my blog agian, lol. Last time though. I
sent an email out to all but just incase though i would tell you here too. I migrated my aol j. So with that i figure i will close the new one i made on blogger and use the one i migrated over. anyhow here is the new addy. Feel free to follow me agian ok? lol
http://myreflection8.blogspot.com
I love that picture you took of the gazebo. Cool. It looks really neat what u did with that, the pencil effect, great job :) Huh so your saying u have heard that aol itself will close. Wow well im not surprised. Good thing i have backup email i guess at yahoo, lol. Geez i swear i dont get aol. It was good for yrs what happened? Yeah i agree with the exception of the alerts and how slow it can be i like aol too i have always liked their format and some of their features. Well anyhow have a good night. ttys. take care hun, Leslie

ELLIE said...

I like the way your photo looked like a pencil drawing - it made the gazebo jump out a bit more - very nice!!!
Have a great thursday!!
Ellie

Debbie said...

Hi Donna, love the effect you did on that photo I thought it looked like really good needlework lol. Hope all is well with you.
Thanks for dropping by and I have no idea why they think I am spam lol
Debbie
xxx

Meg said...

Maybe it's just a metter of time before they get us some alerts. At any rate, I like it here at Blogger...but no...we are not Bland! lol
~Meg

Amanda said...

((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))))))))))))Hi there,I like the way ypu set your Blog up.I like the pics you took,very prety.I guess I should stat saving all the graffics I have onto Photo Bucket.No we are far from Bland.LOL.I will miss J-land,even thoe I am getting used to being here.Finally.

moshell's lilbit of space said...

Love the picture with the effects

Nelishia said...

We have a local park with the exact same gazebo beside the pond. That pond is filled with geese and ducks, tons of fish and turtles. We often take little Katie over to feed them. I do like your side effects there. Very pretty.

Nelishia