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 …

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 …

Weekly photo challenge: Twinkle, twinkle like a candle

Do you know long we have to wait for it to get dark enough to have twinkling lights down here in the land of Oz at this time of year? It takes ages and I still had to edit this picture so that it looks darker than it actually was!! I like the effect of …

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 …