After I put up the post yesterday I saw Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge. The subject is The Back of Things. I’d been virtually thumbing through the photos from the New York trip and knew I had the perfect shot for this challenge –
One can’t visit New York and not take a ferry out to Ellis Island to see the statue of liberty. She looks just like all the photos you’ve ever seen and so I decided to take a picture of her from the back because how often do you see that view? The family thought I was being weird again, but they’re used to my whimsies and waited patiently while I framed the perfect shot.
The original is in color, of course, so I had to find a program to convert it. I’ve been mourning the loss of PicNik since Google absorbed them and until this morning had not found a replacement. I’ve tried to learn PhotoShop, but my brain is full – not a bit of room to fit in a technical program. I needed point and click. The camera does a great job, I just wanted a bit of enhancement, maybe a little text, a border, you know, easy stuff.
This morning, while I was supposed to be working, I found PicMonkey. Hurrah! Exactly what I need and I’ve even ponied up the cash for the Royale package and access to all the Good Stuff.
I find myself inspired and excited by the idea of using my photos to make a bit of cash. If nothing else, I’ll have a stash of one-of-a-kind cards for every occasion. Stay tuned for more details on this project over at the Starting Over Designs blog.
I’ve heard it said that one needs seven streams of income to be truly rich, and 2014 will be the year I do my best to make that happen.