"A good photograph is knowing where to stand" Ansell Adams.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Skywatch at the zoo

I took James to the zoo yesterday. 
The weather was crazy. 
The sky was amazing.
I had my iphone with me.

Linking in with skywatch friday.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Along the fence

I love photos of fences.
I noticed these beautiful fences yesterday and wanted to photograph them.
I liked looking through the fence...
...and looking along the fence.
I'm linking up with 52 photos project
This week's prompt is 'along the fence.'


Monday, September 26, 2011

A boy & his dog.

I love this interaction with my boy and our dog.
First day of school holidays and there's plenty of time for Charlie & Poppy rumbles. They both love it!





Joining in with Lisa at the creative exchange.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Scavenger hunt

I really enjoyed collecting this weeks scavenger hunt photos.
Check out more over at Ramblings & Photos.


 Low Key...
I didn' know what to do here.. until I realised that low key was to do with lighting. I'm not sure that this is  low key lighting but I quite liked this shot.
 Colour wheel: monochromatic....
yellow!
Circle...
We love this circular stained glass window at the front of our house.
 Scarf...
Nick bought me this beautiful scarf when he went on a school trip to Cambodia. I love the colour.
Phone...
the key pad of a public phone that is not far from our house. I wonder if anyone ever uses public phones anymore?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Skywatch

I've been watching clouds all week and really love the wind blown look. I took this the other morning from my back yard.
Joining in with skywatch Friday

Monday, September 19, 2011

A Spring walk

 I'm just loving Spring. On Friday morning, I took the camera and walked down my street and found these beautiful Spring things.






Joining in with Lisa at the creative exchange.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Shadow shot sunday







Here is my sweet husband waiting patiently, checking his blackberry, while I stop to take some photos.
I like the shadows that he makes.





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Friday, September 16, 2011

Our summer holiday

Every summer we spend a week at this beach.
 We love it.
We found out recently that the house that we've rented for the last 7 years is not available.
So, of course we had to find another house near the same beach.
David and I went there yesterday to find one.
We needed to make sure it suits the particular needs of our family.
 And it does.
And I'm very grateful.
Not only did we check out the house, we wandered to the beach and found a nice place to have lunch.
A lovely day.
Looking forward to that summer holiday!
Look here for more reasons to be grateful.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Nick

One of the things that I love about being a mum is seeing my boys grow up. Seeing the people that they are becoming. 
The other night Nick came home after being out and we sat together, he played the guitar, I took some photos.
It was nice just to hang out together. Comfortable.
 I'm very proud of who he is. 
(He even gave me permission to post these photos.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Finding my eye

I have just completed a finding your eye e-course by Kat Sloma and I thought I would tell you about it.
 (Just in case you were thinking of doing one)
These are the things that I loved about the course:
  • Receiving an email twice a week that was for me!
  • Thinking about photography- we were encouraged to photo journal, which was great. It helped me to articulate what I like to photograph, what I don't like to photograph, what motivates me and influences my approach to taking photos
  • Kat's approach to art & creativity-looking at what we observe & what inspires us. Gently encouraging us to travel on our own journey- to find our unique eye.
  • Being encouraged &inspired by fellow class members, each with different skills, interests & passions.
  • Everyone can work at their own pace, no pressure to complete tasks in a given time frame.
SO...
I'm feeling more confident in my photography!
  • Confident to continue to take photos of things that I'm familiar with....

  • more willing to have a go at shots of things that I find harder (& even consider a bit of editing)...

  •  and being more confident to share myself through my photos....

Basically, I'm inspired to keep on taking photos!

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Sunday, September 11, 2011

Scavenger hunt

Joining in with Ashley for this week's scavenger hunt.
Bokeh...

Process of Elimination....
I did some cropping to eliminate the edge of the chair and other distractions. 
Remember...
This cute little teddybear alligator clip helps me to remember to pay those bills.
Statues...
A gift that came from Greece. I love her.
And I think she casts a beautiful shadow in this photo.
Flying High...
David flew in yesterday morning after a week in Indonesia. I thought I would use his luggage for the flying high prompt-(he had been flying high).


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ten on ten: Saturday

I love this idea of documenting my day. Ten photos over ten hours on the tenth day of the month.
I enjoyed it last month so I thought I would join in again at a bit of sunshine for the ten on ten project.
ten on ten button small
Busy day today: it started with sunrise out of the bathroom window at 6.30am.
David returned from a week in Indonesia, Charlie had his first cricket game, James had an outing, Nick has exams to study for and we had some lovely friends with a baby over for lunch.
This is what my day looked like.