Brantwood House and Garden

I had heard the name ‘Ruskin’ but knew little of the man until visiting Brantwood House and Gardens last weekend. It turns out he was a rather interesting and influential man. A little quote by him caught my attention – “Take a handful of rubble from the roadside, and pick out a small stone. When examined …

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Felted Flowers

I spotted this crafty idea on Pinterest and couldn’t wait to try it out.  These ‘flowers’ are made using wet felting and are supposed to look like ‘Billy Buttons’ or ‘Craspedia’.  This is actually the second bunch of felted flowers that I’ve made. The first bunch – in purple – were made as a present …

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Filters and Layers

I few weeks ago I blogged about how I was starting to learn about Layers and Filters in Photoshop.  I’ve been having another play around this afternoon and I like some of the results I am getting.  Here’s an example using one of my photos from last weekend. I’ve not quite sussed out how to …

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A Glimpse of Things to Come

We had a lovely visit to the Morningside Makers Market on Saturday which has given me some real inspiration to try to do more with my photographs. We bought a fantastic framed print from one of the ladies – Paper Snapdragon.  She was using her photography but had manipulated it in Photoshop with some interesting techniques – …

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100th Post!!!

Can not believe that this will be my 100th Blog Post!  Thanks to everyone who has been following my posts over the last year or so – hope you have enjoyed them and will continue to enjoy them. This post returns to a subject that I’ve covered a few times in the past – flowers. …

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Back to the Botanics

The Botanic Gardens always provide some great photographic opportunities.  Today I went along with my parents who were up visiting for a weekend of festival activities.  They wanted to get some inspiration for their new garden so we headed straight to the alpine garden section of the Botanics. Considering it was quite breezy, I was …

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A Walk in the Park

James dragged me out for some fresh air, a walk in the park & some geocaching this afternoon.  All very successful apart from the geocaching which we failed to find! I took the camera along and got a few shots which i’ve been having a play around with. Another regal lion statue to go with …

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More blooms

Last week I posted a few images of flowers that I’d taken.  I didn’t try many against a white background during that session, but was really pleased with how they came out.  Luckily for me the flowers have lasted well over the week so today I could re-use them for a second mini photo-shoot.  This …

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Flowers

I set myself a little project for this weekend to take a selection of close-up images of some flowers.  I dragged James to Asda with me to buy a couple of bunches of flowers, set up a little photo studio in the study, and then got snapping.  I think the images are very effective for …

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