Pop Art Cactus

When I was out doing Gidget’s Photo Shoot in my garden, I took a few shots of some potted cactus and decided to have a little play with them in LightRoom. In the next ImageReboot post, I will be talking about White Balance for the first time, and I’ve spent quite a bit of time…

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Image Reboot #2

Welcome to the second instalment of our Image Reboot – in partnership with Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic. You can find the first one here. As enthusiastic photography enthusiasts, we wanted to include some editing techniques here – I am just an amateur, having installed Lightroom about a year ago and have taught myself the basics…

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A Little Flower

Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. – Hans Christian Andersen     I have been nominated by Pommepal at Gypsy Life to post 5 photos over 5 days, with accompanying stories/musings/notes and also nominations for others to join the event. I’ve participated in this event a few…

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Forces of Nature (WPC)

With my frequent travels, I am often in the sky, taking photos out the window but these photos showing the power of storms were all taken with my iPhone, feet planted firmly on the ground. Some of these I’ve posted before.   Awesome storm clouds in Lorne, Victoria.  Massive storm cloud brewing above my back garden…

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Auckland Sunrise

I went on a cruise to New Zealand in 2011 and the person I was sharing with was a very loud and constant snorer, although completely lacking any rhythm at all. As we docked into Auckland, I escaped to our balcony (thank goodness we had one) at about 4am with my iPod and my camera…

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Grasshopper, Munching

You may have recently read my post about the caterpillars that have taken up residence in my lime tree. I’m quite fascinated with them and I try to check on them every day or two to make sure that the birds haven’t gobbled them up. While I’m out in the garden, I take my camera…

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Papillion

Another stroll through my little back garden has revealed more aliens (you can find the previous aliens here). These aliens are masquerading as caterpillars! I have a lime tree, I’ve had it for about 10 years maybe? I had it in a pot when I was renting a little house and moved it to my…

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Reaching Up

I have had this asparagus fern since I moved to Brisbane 15 years ago and my mum and dad had it at their place for many years before that. It’s fairly neglected, but seems to thrive. Every couple of years I re-pot it. I want to separate it out into a long line of plants…

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The Moon of Blood… Or Cheese?

I’ve never tried to take photos of the moon before. I don’t know why, I’m quite fascinated by astronomy but I don’t really know a lot about it. I was SO looking forward to the Blood Moon this weekend. I even put a calendar entry in my phone for “Pink Moon” to remind myself. I…

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Jade Droplets

It’s going to be a rainy Easter this year. In the last 3 days, we’ve had 170mm of rain (6.7 inches) and it is forecasted to continue for the next few days. This morning, I went out in the drizzly rain with my camera to capture some droplets on my jade plant. I’ve had this…

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Arterial Canopy

Blood vessels spreading carrying life-giving blood? No, it’s just a tree.   It seems I’m quite obsessed with creating silly haikus….   This photo was taken at King’s Park in Perth. I was on an evening photo walk with a group of photography enthusiasts, wandering about the park and learning new techniques. Photo Walks are…

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