Saturday, February 28, 2009


Day 59
28th February, 2009Proud to be an Australian. Found this flag flying in my space today and thought I would capture it. After all the tradegy in Australia in recent weeks with the bush fires in Victoria and the floods in North Queensland and the Northern Territories, it really has been an amazing experience to see people in this wonderful country get behind each other to sujpport one another.

Day 58
27th February, 2009
Just some more gumnuts in the gardent. Loved how I was able to capture the bud jus opening and springing foth new life.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Day 57,
26th February, 2009
Pretty desperate for photos today. This is blooming just outside my front door. Had to set the camera on manual to get this photo. If I use the Auto setting, the flower comes out almost blue. This is pretty true to colour. Am going to the beach this weekend, so hopefully I might get to take a few beach shots.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Day 56,
25th February, 2009

Found these blooming in my garden this afternoon - what beautiful flora we have in this country.
Seems to be that lots of my photos lately revolve around plants. I must admit though, that I never realized that our gardent contains such beauty and colour. I think that perhaps I have taken it too much for granted over the last few years.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Day 55
24th February, 2009

I've had a busy couple of days - I did manage to take photos but haven't had a chance to get on and upload. My sister has been visiting, and we have been busy Resume writing. After homeschooling all her children through their entire school live, she has now decided that she would like to get a job.
Driving home from work this afternoon, I was just in awe of the colour from these gorgeous berries on my neighbours palm tree. Just had to run inside and grab my camera and take these couple of shots.

Day 54,
23rd February 2009
Not a hugely exciting photo today, but just had to take a photo of this dangling chain on the back of our lounge door.

Day 53,
22nd February, 2009.Sunday afternoon we took a walk along the walking tracks near the Yeppeen Lagoon. It is so beautiful at the momment. So lush and green. The Lagoon has had water in it for 12 months now. For years before that, the area had been so dry. The birdlife along here is amazing.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Day 52,
21st February, 2009

We have fruit trees full of fruit at the moment - not ripe yet but hopefully will be sweet and juicy by the winter months. The top picture is oranges on our orange tree and then the second photo is taken of the mandarin's on the mandarin tree. And to finish off the walk around our garden, I found this rose, just past the prime of its bloom.
Shockingly hot day here today - way too hot to spend too much time out of the air conditioning.

Friday, February 20, 2009


Day 51,
20th February, 2009
These are my photos for today. I went for another walk through my garden this afternoon - nothing extraordinary but quite pretty in their own right. I am really happy with the way these photos have turned out.
Original PhotoPhotoshopped Photo
I am really enjoying my TAFE course, learning heaps, and I am amazed at how you can transform pretty bad photos into half decent ones. Yesterday was Sarah and Colin's wedding anniversary so I was looking at some of the photos from the Sarah and Colin's wedding and I decided to have a play around with some of them - not great photos but photos that were way too dark, so I have managed to lighten them up a bit. I can't beleive how easy it is these days to make really bad photos look OK.

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Day 50,
Thursday 19th February, 2009
Just a little bit of debris laying in the garden. Interestingly enough this pretty much is the same photo. On the top photo I focused on the dead branch, and the second photo I focused on the leaf. Totally different look.
Second night at TAFE tonight - digital manipulation of photos and I am loving it. Looking forward to some more photo taking this week and manipulating them.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


18th February, 2009

Another little walk around my garden this afternoon and this is what I found. This is quite a plain little tree in the garden outside my kitchen door, but upon close inspection it really has quite pretty flowers and makes a pretty picture.

A bit of a play with Photoshop lighted up this shot. Not sure which one I like the most, but I love how you have the option with photoshop to make bad pictures good. I still have so much to learn.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Day 48
17th February, 2009

Today I walked about my yard and saw these two lone pegs sitting on my closeline - kind of like a husband and wife clinging together. Not great photography subject matter, I know, but they kind of looked cute sitting on the line together and I kind of like the way this photo turned out.

Day 47
16th February 2009

Just a few more shots taken around my yard I am enjoying looking for beauty in places I don't often see it - I walk past a lot of these plants each day and yet don't often see the beauty - I have loved capturing it like this and I think it will be interesting to go back in a years time and I think I will be quite astounded at the beauty that is here and I haven't even realized.

Day 46
15th February, 2009

This week I decided that I would take a photo each day of things that are growing in our yard. (Getting pretty desperate, aren't I) but I always see our yard as being pretty mundane and uninteresting and yet as I walked around this afternoon I have seen such beauty so I am planning to record some of the beauty I really do take for granted.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


Day 45
14th February, 2009
Well I could share heaps of photos today. Youth group had a Valentine's Day Evening and I got to take photos for them. Got some beauties pity these photos can't last me all week. It would be impossible to narrow it down to one photo today. Got a few to share
Well that is it for today - they all look pretty good don't they.

Friday, February 13, 2009


13th February, 2009
Just haven't had a chance to post the last couple of days. Started my Photoshop course last night and just been busy running everyone ever which way. It has alsobeen pretty wet here the last few days, so it has not been good weather to be out and about wth my camera. I have used my little camera to take these next couple of shots .
You can see I was pretty desperate to take some photos. Just a close up of my eye- image how good this might come up if I was using my good camera.

Day 43
12th February, 2009The OriginalBeen playing around with actions again - Love the Coffeeshop Perfect Portrait Action.
Anyone know of other places to go check out Photoshop Actions. Would love to hear form if you do.

Day 42
11th February. 2009
Close up of my laptop - how I love my laptop. I can sit and play on it whilst sitting out and spending time with the family.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Day 41
10th February, 2009
Original Photo
Used the Coffeeshop Vintage Action to achieve this look.
Couldn't get out and photograph today as it was too wet. Just a shot of my wonderful hubby taken in the lounge tonight. Need to try using a flash that bounces off the ceilng next time.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Day 40
9th February, 2009
I just had to race inside and get my camera this afternoon. The flower only blooms once a year and as I got out of the car with the groceries I noticed that it was flowering. You will probably see a few more photos of it over the next week or so. It really is magnificent in real life. Whilst I was out taking this photo, I noticed a couple of other pretty orange flowers and thought would take them also, so todays share is all about flowers in my garden,.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


8th February, 2009

Have been quite sick today - can't take credit for taking this photo - Chloe had a few friends over and they were dressing up 70th style - you know lots of blue eyeshadow - bright colours. Liked this photo so since I never managed to get outside at all today to take a photo, thought I would use it.
Original PhotoI downloaded the Coffeeshop Perfect Portrait Action from here tonight and had a play - it really does make quite a difference to this photo.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Day 38
7th Febraury, 2008 - Creative Sewing

No real exciting photo to share today - just one taken this evening of my friend Ann and I sewing.This was taken with my little handbag camera so is not particularly a food photo.
I am still stuffed up with a head cold and didn't get much sleep night as I was a bit distressed about my work changes - woke up in the early hours and couldn't get back to sleep, I am nodding off as I try to type this. Hopefully tomorrow I will get out and have a little play again.