Tuesday, June 21, 2011

beachy weekend photos

Gary and I had a fun weekend getaway in Biloxi which is a small town on the gulf coast of Mississippi. It's a great place for having fun with a camera.

Although we didn't really play on the beach like we do when the boys are with us, I did enjoy the scenery.



Biloxi has the only lighthouse that sits in the middle of a four lane highway. It's an interesting fact, but it doesn't make for a very pretty background. I helped it out a little with some textures.
 
This is the before~
and the after~
 
The theme for texture tuesday is people so I played around with one of my favorites of the boys from our family beach trip a few weeks ago.

51 comments:

  1. So picturesque! Looks like a lovely place for a weekend away, hope you and Gary had a great weekend!

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  2. Wow! Love the texture in these...and that highway beside th eocean. I've never seen anything like that!

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  3. Great post, now I'm longing to go to the beach.

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  4. Love the texture you added to the lighthouse. Beautiful beach shots.

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  5. Beautiful images and I love the change that texture made to the lighthouse.

    Great capture of your boys heading into the water, love it.

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  6. Great Photos! In love with the palm trees.. amazing composition ond DOF

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  7. I love what you did with the textures. Biloxi -- that's such a strange name -- I wonder if it's from a Native American language?

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  8. Ah, lovely. I love the textured lighthouse. REally well done.

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  9. Amazing shots. Loved each one Deb.

    The lighthouse was just fantastic!!

    Looking forward to our visit.

    Hope you have a blessed day♥

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  10. I like the two boys, they are like mine. Your work makes it more intensive.
    Great!

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  11. I love the last photo, both the action and the action (texture!) classic! -http://gmirage.com/unhappy/

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  12. These are great. And who would have guessed there would be a lighthouse in the middle of the street? Crazy! Good job editing out that pesky power line, too.

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  13. These scenes are so so gorgeous. Wow!

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  14. love it!!! what awesome shots! looks like you guys had a great time at the beach! :)

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  15. love them! The second one has great tones asn well as the fourth one. The textured lighthouse is postcard perfect! :)

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  16. Love these, so pretty. Really liking the texture picture. Great job!

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  17. Beautiful photos... so nice that you could get away!!

    I love the one of the lighthouse, the texture changes it so much!

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  18. Wow! What a difference the texture makes on the lighthouse picture- stunning!

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  19. these are great! love the one of the beach with the fence in the foreground.

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  20. love the two boys running! Such a great photo and the texture work adds to it too

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  21. Gorgeous Pics!! Love the textured Light house one :) Happy Tuesday!!

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  22. Beautiful photos!!! A lighthouse in the middle of a highway?! Crazy!! Your texture photographs turned out great!

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  23. That lighthouse shot is amazing!!! Great shots all!!

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  24. beautiful shots... and great job w the textures... they look like paintings. my favorite is the white fence, straight across. very peaceful and inviting.
    thanks for visiting today!
    patty@www.findingserendipity.com

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  25. Aaaaah...love the beach! Your photos are wonderful!

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  26. Pretty! I love the 2nd shot. It's my favorite! Glad y'all had a great beach weekend! :)

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  27. Wonderful shots. I love the ocean.

    =)

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  28. I really love the palm tree shot, but that might just be because I'm jealous you have them and we don't. :-) The texture on the lighthouse photo is so pretty.

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  29. Thanks for visiting and leaving such kind words! Your photos are beautiful. The textures are so much fun. Somehow the texture work on the photo of your boys almost creates a 3d effect. Love your work.

    Peace!

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  30. What an amazing place to spend time, lovely photos :)

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  31. Oh Deb, thank you for giving me a fabulous dose of ocean! The lighthouse texture is amazing!

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  32. Beautiful water shots - the second one of the boats with the lovely pink sky is my favorite.

    But your shot of your boys racing towards the sea, now that is precious as well as being a lovely photo.

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  33. Great photos. I especially like the ones with the texture - those should be on a huge canvas.

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  34. What a perfect weekend Deb! They make me relaxed just looking at them.

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  35. LOVE the texture on the light house & your boys!! Great SWEET shot! So beautiful :)

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  36. Simply beautiful, the pictures with textures look like paintings, wonderful texture work. Which textures did you use?

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  37. We used to live not far from there. Over the bridge in Ocean Springs. Great shots. Love the texture you used.

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  38. Love your texture Tuesday shot. Very cool texture, looks vintage. I love the one of the lighthouse also!

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  39. What a place to enjoy just two of you, I hope you had really nice time:) Love the light house with texture.

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  40. I never knew Biloxi was so beautiful! Plus your textures are gorgeous! Which textures did you use? Great job!

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  41. wow these are all very pretty shots!

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  42. These are wonderful -- the tones are so natural. Love!! :)

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  43. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    These are all great, but my favorite has to be the lighthouse. It looks like a painting.

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  44. What beautiful shots! Sounds like a fabulously relaxing time...quality one on one time is so great!

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  45. I absolutely love, love that shot of the sun setting in the harbor with the boats. it stood out so much to me. It should be framed and sold. So should the white fence along the beach shot. :)

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  46. Beautiful shots Deb, love the palm trees. How I miss the beach from when we lived down South. Thanks for your kind comments, I appreciate your visits.

    Tiffany

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  47. LOVE THESE! That second photo is great. Awesome edit too!

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  48. Love the texture on the lighthouse! That certainly is an interesting place to put one!

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  49. "It's frustrating to me how few shots I get that I really really love". It's same with me. But you know what, I hope that means that our standards are really (really) high. LOL

    BTW I really really like your edited lighthouse. Be proud of it and frame it! :)

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  50. The lighthouse is remarkable!!!! And of course, I'm drawn to the sailboats and water ... sigh ....

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  51. Gorgeous photos and a fantastic use of textures! That lighthouse is adorable!

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