Only 58 days in and my main model has had enough! This was the 5th time I attempted getting a shot and she was all ab0ut “Noooo” spoken in her best whiney (nearly) 4 year old voice ;)
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
We had a birthday party in a park today and at the end of it with an hour long drive home, I decided I simply had to use the long drop toilets (eewwww gross) walking in (and remembering I grew up in a country town) I looked around & under and above for snakes and saw this little critter balancing above the loo. He looked a little precarious in his spot & I had visions of him jumping on my head, me falling into the long drop…
So I held on till the nearest servo with clean flushing toilets and no possums overhead ;)
Friday, February 25, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
- I should be finalising the books for my the BAS
- I should be starting this photography tutorial
- I should be washing the clothes
- I should be folding the clothes
- I should be sewing this quilt together
There are many things I should be doing, instead I’m off to curl up on the lounge and have a little snooze
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Notice the number up there! 51 down, 314 to go! I am pretty stoked I have managed to keep going it up so far & I know we are only into Month 2, but so far it’s not been too difficult – though I am really starting to struggle with the night-time (work night) photos. I need to pull the camera out each morning before work I think!
How are you going with your 365?
Harvesting day! I knew I wouldn’t have much luck with my carrots considering the rest of the garden died in the recent floods. However I held out for as long as I could and pulled them up today… at least one ‘tried’ to grow a little (note: some of these are roly-poly carrots and supposed to be small) I cleaned up and ate one of the little ones today and while not the best carrot EVER, it wasn’t as bad as some store bought ones either. So I’m a wee bit impressed and about to kick butt with a winter crop (ha!)
Not my best shot ~ I should have had the 50mm lens on ~ I should have brushed her hair ~ I should have wiped the cheezels off her face :o
Should, coulda, woulda…
What I did manage was a 2-4-1 deal… see the selfie within???
Next week I think I will try and start my hunt a little earlier than 6pm!!! Photo quality is not great and ideas were rushed, but I made it!!!
Valentines Day earlier in the week and while trying to take my 365, I got this shot with a little coloured bokeh!
I whipped up a quilt yesterday, so it was only appropriate to photograph the numbers on my cutting mat
3. Canned Food
Why does all the good stuff have a use by date :( this one is best before May 2010. I think I need to do a major cupboard declutter & then shop for more tins ;)
My pride and joy! Just wish I could remember how to play all my old favorites! I really need to make some time to practice!
A stack of blocks ~ build ‘em up, build ‘em up, build ‘em higher… build ‘em up, up, up, until the sky…
And the dog waits on tenterhooks for them to fall (check out his happy face) he loves games like these!!!
Scavenger Hunt Sunday hosted by Ashley!
Friends & Family through the 50mm
This dog can fall asleep – while sitting up!! It’s so cute to watch as he just nods off and closes his eyes :)
BUT it would seem MORE practice on indoor photos is required (indoors, low light & moving objects make for a really blurry shot.)
Saturday, February 19, 2011
My other half was far too sick to go work on his other missus today ;) I convinced him to take a day of rest (you know how man-flu knocks you for a six LOL) we still had to pop up and drop some stuff off (which turned out GOOD for me, I managed to pick up 5 new 2nd hand books from a garage sale!) here’s the old girl!
Friday, February 18, 2011
The girl and I decided to take a trip to the peninsula today (about 35min south of us) and while the water was still quite murky due to the recent floods, we had a lovely little lunch overlooking the many sunbaking seagulls!
I also had time to finally have a play with my polarising lens thingy that my Best Friend gave me, the photos are so much better especially with a quick tweak of colour ~ how blue is that sky???
After a whole week of night time photos for the 365, I was pleased to get out and about and get some decent outdoorsy type shots for a change!
I pulled down the old port that my Nan gave to me several months before she passed away & had a flick through the bundle of photographs contained inside (I had previously already catalogued all the loose photos in this port into families)
There is so many memories contained within including this lone photo from WWII of a fighter plane.
Night-time photos don’t seem to be my forte as I refuse to use the flash and end up with blurry shots, or shots filled with noise. This is my babe feeding her fish Sizzles (named after the dog on Charlie and Lola) and my dead poinsietta in the background… why did I forget to water you!
Happy Valentines Day!
Normally this day is NOT celebrated in this household, but any excuse for a box of Roses chocolates is a good excuse…
It would seem that my husband missed the ever so subtle hint to get the BIGGEST box he could find.
He claims this WAS the biggest box he could find.
It’s obvious he wasn’t looking too hard!!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
The shadows of the swings, taken at the park today ~ surprisingly a rare moment between kids!
2) Patterns (repetition)
Don’t you just love the repetitive pattern of tartan? I do! I borrowed this fabric off my mum YEARS ago to make myself a skirt and I might just do that this month, what do you think a short pleated mini skirt?
3) Bright White
White shirts ~ brightened by the late afternoon sun (this ones’ for Selina ;)
How on earth do you take a picture of “Strong” ? It had me stumped for a while then a flashbulb moment and I remembered my daughters box of Mr Men books ~ I loved this one as a child!
Boy was I feeling the warmth today as my 2 favourite people took a dip to cool off, I had to sit out and watch since I’m battling a head cold *sigh* always in summer.
Scavenger Hunt Sunday – bought to you by Ashley! Go check out the other entries!
Saturday, February 12, 2011
I love receiving mail :) Thursdays’ mail was good mail day ~ a delivery from Amazon with my new creative aperture kit for the lensbaby (boy am I having fun playing with these, even IF the photos aren’t turning out just yet!!!) I also bought myself a composition book, for some reason I’ve been hankering for one of these since reading a book as a child… I can’t remember if the book was Harriet the Spy or something along those lines, anyhow – I’ve always wanted one of these speckled covered books and now I have one YAY!
Here are a couple of my really blurry shots, using the creative aperture kit on the lensbaby ~ SOOC
See the heart shaped lights forming between the petals?
Candle lights become starry
Hearts for my Valentine :)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Multi-tasking at it’s best! Crocheting the Bette whilst trying to catch up with my blog reader!
You’ll excuse me if I don’t swing by to say Hi in the next few weeks while I get that figure down to something much more manageable… like 200 ;)
Monday, February 7, 2011
Linking up to Ashleys’ Scavenger Hunt again today, this week I am running late… I left it late in the day yesterday to come up with my ideas and then ran out of time to post them last night. So completely un-edited, poor quality photos this week (sorry) *except my first one ~ that one I am happy with!!!
This is the passage on Bribie Island (Qld, Australia – for my American readers ;) we met our BFF for a picnic dinner on Friday night & while my friend took the girls for a walk – I grabbed the rare childfree opportunity to take a walk on the jetty & get some photos! I really love it down there, it is so peaceful!
I had trouble deciding on my favourite quotes (I have so many) in the end, I used it as an opportunity to quickly whip up another page in my Art Journal (hence the delayed photo taking ;) and opted for something with a bit of fun! We are huge Homer fans here!
Without being able to drive anywhere with half decent & interesting windows, I was thinking I’d have to get a photo of my (really very embarrassingly) dirty & very boring windows ~ however I had a brainwave to use my old dollhouse and photograph
our my newest addition Maisie (she is a miniature Blythe and about a third of the cost of the bigger ones!) Although the quality is poor, I do love how I managed to capture the other two windows in the dollhouse too ;)
My Sunday Afternoon Activity ~ Quilting! Although it was stinking hot (30+ degrees celcius and 70% + humidity) I sweated away for a blissful 2 hours of un-interrupted sewing time :)
5. Page 25 of a Magazine
I am reading the current issue of Frankie and page 25 had an article on Our Family!
Apologies for the atrocious cut and paste!
Anyhow – here is Our Family and hey look up in the top left corner ~ I even managed to get the dog in our family (self) portrait!!!
You know even with the rushing around ~ I really do love this meme each week, gives me a chance to think outside the box! Challenging, but not too taxing on my limited time!