Black and White photography challenge (take 2): Day 3

Just for something different! Today I have used a photo of trees in the pine forest for my Day 3 Black and White photo challenge. I like the way the light is filtered through the trees and the straight lines of the rows of trees. I enjoy seeing things in a different colour and today is …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 2

My day 2 photo for the black and white photo challenge is a deliberately over exposed photo of (you guessed it) a sunflower!  Are you sick of them yet???  Please don't answer that question 🙂 I love the dramatic feel that the black and white starkness gives to this picture but again I feel I'm being sacrilegious …

Black and white photography challenge (take 2): Day 1

Jill at Jill's scene, from just across the ditch from me in NZ, has nominated me to participate in the Black and White 5 day challenge.  Some of you might remember that I did this back in January but I'm keen to give it another go!  Bear with me as I try to get my head around …

Tea Time #7 – Spring time teacups

Tea time is great fun and thanks go to Justine at Eclectic odds n sods for hosting us all.  I love reading her synopsis of everyone's posts after each tea party, they are very entertaining! It's always delicious with so many yummy treats on offer and such interesting people dropping by. I have visited Tea Time a …

Weekly photo challenge: Rewards (are always worth waiting for)

I have been a bit obsessed with my sunflower lately and have taken photos of it at every opportunity.  Lucky for you, my loyal readers, I haven't shown you every photo I've taken (it might seem like it I know). This morning upon checking its progress, I saw that it had completely opened. Hooray!! When …

Sunflower progress report

My sunflower is opening up nicely, there's only a little bit left that's still shy. It all started with a seed, then a beautiful bud, and gradually, over a few weeks it has almost completely opened up.  The precision and artistry are so clever and amazing to observe. I've said it before and I'll say …

Weekly photo challenge: rule of thirds (or not?)

I don't claim to be a photographer despite many of my posts using photos and my regular participation in The Daily Post's weekly photo challenges.  I do have talented relatives who are acclaimed photographers and I am envious of their skills.  I only ever photograph things that take my fancy for one reason or another, like the …

Sunflower bud – Photo Rehab

I love looking at the photos that bloggers take for the Photo rehab clinic that Lucille at Bridging Lacunas co-ordinates.   I offer my latest favourite photo to be included. We had a power blackout for the second night in a row tonight after another violent storm swept through the area and I took the …

Monthly Photo Challenge: Changing seasons 02

The second month of Cardinal Guzman's Changing Seasons has come around very quickly. In case you don't know what it's all about here's a brief rundown - every month at roughly the same time we are to take a collection of photos of somewhere around our area so that we can see the seasons change, …

A shaft of morning sunlight

I enjoy taking photos while I'm out and about and sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised with the results.   This photo is one of those moments! The shaft of morning sunshine on the left of the photo gave me a nice boost when I saw it. I didn't realise I had captured it quite so well! In colour …

Can you guess what this is?

What do you think this is?  It's my first entry for the Photo 101 Rehab Clinic! Yesterday my husband alerted me to this 'weird' thing growing in our garden, saying that I might like to photograph it. His first question was "what do you think it looks like?" I replied that I thought it looked like …

Changing seasons project 01

A sunny, summer's afternoon in the back paddock.  I try to go for a walk or a run every day in the forest near my house and these views are part of my route. I took these photos today with my iPhone and haven't edited them at all. The idea of this project is to take a …

After the storm

Late afternoon sunshine on the paddocks after the storm. The light was beautiful and so bright! PS: I'm really missing my Photo101 connections!  Anyone else having withdrawals? I've also just updated my blog layout with a new theme.  Let me know what you think!

Photography 101 wrap-up: The End!

The pets!

What can I say? On top of being busy enough with work and a life, I embarked on the Photography 101 challenge of posting a photo every day for November (except on weekends). The hosts of Photo101 gave us a daily theme, helpful tips to accompany the prompt and sent us out to take (or find …

Feeling triumphant!

Photography 101 has been a great month-long challenge. I am triumphant that I have lasted the distance and managed to complete each daily challenge.  As I said in yesterday's post I feel I have learnt new things and from now on will think much more before I go to take a photo. It's been quite …