Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Look

When I take photos of my husband, I often get this look.  You’d think I was torturing him!

But now and then he forgets about the camera and I get some fun family photos.

If you are ever in Melbourne with kids, make sure you pop in at Hays Paddock.  It is a great playground!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Phillip Island

The great thing about having visitors is that we get to be tourists!  We finally had a chance to go see Phillip Island, on a gloriously sunny day with the blues skies we have had in months!

The views and nature are just gorgeous!  Beautiful walkways allow you to see parts of nature you normally would not be able to get close to.  (Though the gulls were not happy if you got too close to their chicks!)

More adventures to come!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

One day they will allowed to drive

Some intermittent posting on my part… Grandma is visiting from overseas, so we are having a ball being tourists!  One of our stops has been the Melbourne show.  The queue for the crazy coaster was just too long, so the kids settled for the bumper cars.  Oh boy, were they glad that they did!

Even the youngest got her chance go on some rides, with her dad as chaperone.  (With my broken hand, we figured it would be safer for him to take the risks!)

End of the day we were tired, but quite happy after a lot of fun.

One more week until my cast comes off and they pull out the wire, then I get my independence back. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New life, new hope

Even though the weather doesn’t always make us feel like we have entered Spring, the plants have decided it is time to bloom.  I took a walk up to my son’s high school (can’t believe my oldest is nearly in high school!) to hand in his enrolment forms.  Everywhere there are flowers and buds.  The walk took a while with me stopping regularly to take new images.

We even had some beautiful sunlight (though the wind was a little cold).  When the sunlight hit the bright colours, the flowers just glowed.

I lowe all the tiny flowers that come out in Spring.

Dandelions are always around.  A little bit ethereal….

For those interested in updating the family albums or brightening your home’s walls with new images, I have a new special!  Check my website for the details (link below).

Broken Hand Special

Monday, September 13, 2010

Experiment

There is a processing technique a lot of photographers use when processing their photos.  I thought to play around with it a bit, using photos from a wedding I did.  It brings out the details in the images and makes it feel a little like a drawing.

As you can see, it really brings out details like embroidery on a wedding dress.

Do you think this kind of processing works?  Is it something you would like?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Haircut

My younger son came to ask for a haircut, so we took him to the hairdresser today.  He loves having spiky hair!

Monday, September 6, 2010

In Studio

One of my wonderful friends kindly agreed to be my model for our portrait lesson in studio.  Don’t you think she looked awesome? 

 

I will post some more of her images later.  On my way to hospital to see the hand therapist again for a new cast.