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turn on a dime: to change direction very quickly
Last week I got one of those late night phone calls. You know, the ones that take your breath away and something significant in your life changes in that instant. My dad was in a motorcycle accident. It was bad. My mom called to let me know that he was stable but was being airlifted to Stanford Medical Center, his ankle was crushed and he was most likely headed into surgery that night.
Turning on a dime...
I spent the next day entirely rearranging my December, canceling everything and making arrangements to head north as soon as possible - all while waiting to hear how surgery went and how he was recovering...and how bad the injury really was.
Five days later...
My dad is doing remarkably well. He's now been through two surgeries, with at least two more planned in the not-too-distant future. He is kicking butt with his physical therapy. They already have him up on his good leg!! He has a really long road to recovery ahead of him. His foot and ankle will never be the same. But he is ALIVE! My family is WHOLE! And for that I am so very thankful!
Given all that is going on with my family right now, I probably won't be shooting or posting much this month. It feels strange to be so absent from blogging after daily blogging throughout November. I'll pop in now and then if I have a significant update to give. A big thank you to all of my friends out there who are praying and sending positive thoughts to my dad and my family. It means so much!
I just got word that Adobe extended their Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale through December 8, 2013! Get Adobe Photoshop CC + Lightroom 5 for just $9.99/month with no eligibility requirements.
I don't know if or when this offer will come around again so grab the Photoshop Photography Program while you can!
There are only a few more hours to take advantage of the amazing Cyber Monday deal for photographers!
The Photoshop Photography Program (just $9.99/month) normally requires a purchase of a previous version of Photoshop, but they've made it available to everyone (no previous purchase required) through December 2, 2013!
Amazon.com has Lightroom 5 for just $69.99 (normally $149)
There are still a few hours left to take advantage of some of the awesome Cyber Monday deals!
Get on board with Adobe's Photoshop Photography Program for $9.99/month (includes Photoshop AND Lightroom 5) or get Lightroom 5 on its own from Amazon.com for just $69.99!!
Lightroom 5 is the core of my workflow - it keeps me organized and is where I do 80-90% of my post-processing. The image below (captured a few days ago in Mission Trails Regional Park) was processed 100% in Lightroom!
Thirty days of daily blogging - done! It has been challenging, but I'm so glad I did it! Thirty Days of Thanksgiving is a great way to kick off the holiday season - there is so much to be thankful for, but it can be easily obscured when we get bogged down by hectic schedules and other stressful things.
This daily blogging exercise makes me stop and put into words at least one thing I'm thankful for each day - and today, I'm thankful for this exercise in gratitude and for my blog, a phenomenal outlet for all of my crazy creative stuff.
I'm also thankful for my amazing, awesome family and the fun we had the last couple of days.
This blog will now return to its regularly scheduled programming (i.e. mostly photography related stuff). Thanks for coming along on the Thirty Days of Thanksgiving ride with me! Its been fun! (and will return November 2014...mark your calendars!)
Today I am thankful for a fun-filled day with my mom, dad, & hubbie. A bike ride around Mission Bay, decadent lunch, and evening relaxing with a movie & vino. Just about perfect!
Today (and every day) I am thankful for my awesome family. I'm blessed to have each one of them in my life.
Today I am thankful for:
What are you thankful for today?
Since I have zero intention of blogging tomorrow (with the exception of a quick Thirty Days of Thanksgiving Post) I figured I'd share the Topaz Black Friday deal with you today!
From November 28-December 2, the Topaz Complete Collection will be on sale for $199.99 which is almost 50% off the normal price of $379.99! Use the promo code "blackfriday2013" to take advantage of this amazing deal.
If you'd prefer to skip the complete collection and just buy just one or two of the Topaz plug-ins you can always use my coupon code "angandrieux" for a 15% discount (cannot be combined with other offers).
'Tis that time of year when companies release all of the new toys just in time for Christmas! Photography software companies are no exception - last week I told you about a limited time promotion for the Photoshop Photography Program (a fantastic deal, see my original post here), and the release of Photomatix Pro 5 (see my original post here).
Today I have the release of OnOne Perfect Photo Suite 8 to tell you about!
I've been using version 7 of the OnOne Perfect Photo Suite for the last couple of months (an awesome birthday gift from my hubbie). It is an incredibly versatile software suite! I downloaded and started playing with version 8 today and am impressed with the improvements.
The New Perfect Photo Suite 8 Features:
Availability and Pricing
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