Man creating chalk art in Hyde Park in Tampa, Fla

2011 Tampa Chalk Walk

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Man creating chalk art in Hyde Park in Tampa, Fla

Chalk Walk

Girl making sidewalk art in chalk
The 3rd annual Chalk Walk brought art to the sidewalks of Hyde Park Village in Tampa last weekend for a 3- day festival. What a great way to spend a beautiful spring day with the little artist in your life.  While some sections were reserved for more “mature” artists (above), the folks at Hyde Park Village graciously gave many areas over to budding artists of all ages…including my artist-in-residence, Tess.


A Night Shoot With the Digital Divas

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Illuminated by Kathy M. Winter for Kathy Captures Life



I recently joined another local photography club called the Digital Divas. Last week, we met up at the University of Tampa for night photography practice.

This set-up came about courtesy of fellow photographer, April. At first I was just shooting the empty scene, focusing on the meandering sidewalk and empty benches, when April suggested that my daughter (not generally an eager participant, but who did amazingly well) enter the scene and stay as still as possible (for a 7-yr-old,anyway) under the lamp-post.

I really like the effect, which was touched up in Photoshop’s Raw editor, and then hit with a Pioneer Woman Photography action called Soft and Faded. I adjusted the opacity a bit to bring up a hint of color.