Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Sunny Wednesday

I thought I would try and depict the weather in some other way than just sun and blue sky pics - so as we are all getting out our sunglasses..... here they are! These are a collection of sunglasses found around my house, most of them I have to say belong to DD!!!

I got DD to stand behind me and took a pic of our reflection in these crazy purple ones, then used unsharp mask in photoshop to get this effect. That's the conservatory roof above.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Sunny spells Tuesday

Following on from my 'weather' theme, here is the sky this morning from the beach looking north. The forecast is for sunny spells, with heavy showers possibly thunderous. The sky certainly tells this story!

Just had to include this one too! I am loving the way that the petals fall from the blossoming trees. So I tired to capture this on a photo! Thsi tree is in someone's garden on my walk down to the beach.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Rainy Monday

It hasn't stopped raining today! What a contrast to yesterday! Here's a massive raindrop on the leaf of the sedum right by my front door.
Sunday 26th April
We had friends round for tea, and I tried taking some candid shots for my People Imagery course. Goodness it is hard! I am having trouble getting the focus correct!! (Could it be a problem with my new lens - I hope not) Here are the best ones.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

saturday 25th april

Been playing with my new reflector today!! I have a 5 in 1, so gold, silver, black and white + translucent. This is Lucy (DD) taken this evening with her back to the sun and the gold filter.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Friday morning coffee

Coffee at Sarah's usually involves gorgeous cakes! Here's the cake we had today (oops sorry Lesley, but I did eat it!!) How gorgeous is that?!!

Thursday, 23 April 2009

Thursday busy day!

Thursday is my busy busy day atm! Off to sewing in a min, then work 3pm till 8pm. YUK! So I took my cmaera with me on my dog wlak this morning, and here are 2 of the best. I am really trying to tweak them in photoshop now, these 2 have been sharpened and had the lebels twiddled! (Especially the beach huts which looks a bit dark on the original)

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Wednesday 22nd April

Just been mucking about in the garden trying to take pics of DD for my photography course with Cheryl. Here's a fun one we took!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Tuesday 21st April

Something a little different! I was trying to take a photo of my magazines for a LO I want to do, but it wasn't very good, a bit blurry and colours not that great! So I photoshopped it!! Actually not sure what I did, but adjusted sharpness, twiddled with levels and then applied a watercolour filter, with a film grain!!! Anyway I quite like the effect.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Monday 20th April

I love this time of year when the new fresh green shoots are appearing! Here is a fern frond unfurling. What a miracle nature is??

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Sunday sad day!

Sad day today! Nicholas has gone back to uni at Bath. Only 6 weeks until he is back again. I feel a bit bereft right now because DH has just taken him, and I am here all alone (except the dog!) till he gets back.
Don't worry, I will be fine tomorrow! I can put my sewing out again now!!! (where he had his computer)
I am still tired. so off for another little nap now.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Saturday 18th April

Gosh, isn't April going quickly! I was going to clean the house then spend the afternoon scrapping. But isntead I have spent the afternoon napping!! Here is a LO I started last week, and have just finished. It is a scraplift from a Big Picture Scrapbook course I took a long time ago - 'Product playground 2' by Lisa Damrosch. This class was to include sewing. I quite like the sewing, but it takes a bit long for me- I am a very quick scrapper! This LO Is in my A-Z of Everyday Things, M for Merlin. (Another project I started last year!)

Friday, 17 April 2009

Thursday and Friday

Thursday 16th April. Still got the detritus of travel all over the place! Need to tiday up and put away!

Friday 17th April. Off out for lunch today, so here's a self portrait taken in my mirror!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Wednesday 15th April

We popped into B&Q to get some sample wallpaper for our bedroom. They looked so gorgeous all together, I just had to take a pic!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Sunday Monday Tuesday in Rome!

Just got back from Rome. Having taken over 200 photos, it is hard to pick just one from each day! So here are some more unusual shots that show the essence of Rome (well I think so!)

Easter Sunday

Scooters are everywhere in Rome!

Couldn't really miss out this iconic building - the Colosseum

Easter Monday

Some gorgeous windowsills in Piazza Navonne

The Spansh steps, behine the horse waiting patiently to take some tourists for a ride in his trap!


The day we visited the Vatican. I love this shot of people touching the feet of St Peter. His toes were very shiny from the millions of hands that have touched them.

So many great photos to show you! More on my other blog, Linda's life.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Easter Saturday

Couldn't choose just 1 photo today!

We went to Mum's this afternoon to help finish apiting the summerhouse, and Maurice put up this mirror in the back room, specifically to reflect the garden. See it works!

The summerhouse looks fab now, really well positioned in the corner of the garden.

Still trying to get macro photos that are in focus! These two worked quite well!

Friday, 10 April 2009

9th and 10th April

10th April Good Friday, and it has rained all day so far! The forecast is not so good for tomorrow either! So I tried to capture the rain in my photo today. Here is a view out of my back door.

I have just started a Poeple Imagry course with Cheryl Johnson, so you might get to see some people shots! I am very nervous about taking photos of people, so this will be a challenge!

9th April. V little time to shoot today, so here's picture out of the little bedroom window!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Catching up

Monday 6th April. Here's the inside of my computer! Nicholas is dismantling it to change it for my dad's computer, which is better - larger memory and quicker.

Close up of my latest sewing project - a mobile phone bag that I made on Tuesday 7th April.

Wednesday 8th April.
My scrapping space, with my latest LO in progress. It is a double LO called 'See the World' - part of Shimelle's class 'Everyone has a story'.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

April 5th

Taken on Ferring beach this morning. How gorgeous was my early morning walk??? I have played with this a bit - tweaked the brightness, contrast and reduced the colour saturation.

Saturday, 4 April 2009

April 4th

Madly rushing around this morning getting ready for my crop! Printing this photo and taking photo of it printing - that is definately chasing my tail!

Friday, 3 April 2009

April 1,2 and 3

April 3rd. Merlin in the garden. Amazing to think I have got this far without including one of him!! He is enjoying pulling all these sticks down the garden for a good old chew atm!

April 2nd Clearing Dad's garage. Here si his lathe just before it went.

April 1st An array of thank you cards that I am sending out after my birthday!