Thursday, 21 April 2011
I have been alittle absent from m blog already! I am seeing how difficult it is to keep up to regular postings. However having said that I have also missed how theraputic it is to do so!
So what have I been up to instead then? Me and the dog Benji went to the North Yorkshire Moors to help supervise a Gold Duke of Edinburgh award expedition for a few days which we both thoroughly enjoyed. Photos will follow however for now I just had to post this adorable photo of our pets in a bemusing scene! I never knew our little fluffy bunny could be so brave.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
“Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.” - Victor Hugo
Monday, 4 April 2011
Friday, 1 April 2011
Aren't Dads just fab? He spends all of two minutes (ok maybe tad more) with the camera and a cuppa and look what he gets! which when you compare with my earlier attempt on the blog, it's pretty different. Ok, so he has 20 yrs + on his side when it comes to slr use so you would expect it! Just have to glean the info out of him without the technical details of balance this apeture with that shuuter speed and near bamboozaling me to death with the associated figures. Now I know to all you hardcore photographers out there it comes naturally now, but for me, for now, I need it explained in 'what thingymejig do I need to press to makethe background go fuzzy' kind of language. I can hear you screaming it's called depth of feild you simpleton! as I type this. Although I bet anyone who is thinking that looks back enough into their amatuer days they will know just where I am coming from. So as soon as he left this is what I tried out, I hope I get an A!
This sums up my afternoon labouriously spent with a paintbrush in hand. It is while I paint that I wonder why it is that we all, and I am sure I am not alone here, live in our houses without doing all those finishing touches and as soon as you decide to sell, well! - I have to paint everything in sight and tidy up like a maniac. It hasn't bothered me all this time but suddenly now that some suited chap with a clipboard is going to stamp a sum on our humble abode I find myself preparing like is a royal visit! People are funny, or just me!
I am conscious that with a blog mentioning sunshine, these photos are particularly dark. However roses are one of my favourite flowers especially white or pink so hence the photo. It is just roses from an indoor plant (which Itend to kill off pretty darn quickly) so thought I would capture it's beauty in a longer lasting fashion.
“When two friends understand each other totally, the words are soft and strong like an orchid's perfume”
I thought these words were apt for this post as this orchid plant was given to me by a very thoughtful friend following the loss of my dear Mum in January. I would love to do more shots like this but how do I make it better? Do I need a different lens as this is shot on a 18-55mm.