Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Carrick Hill...

As the weather was so glorious on the weekend, we went for a drive to Carrick Hill.
Carrick Hill is a 1930's dream home created in the style of the 17th Century English manor house.
The house is set in nearly 40 hectares of formal gardens and bushland, enjoying spectacular views across Adelaide

The house is filled with a wealth of drawings, sculptures, antiques and paintings.

The friends of Carrick Hill help to continue the tradition of quality in all things.
Their fundraising activities play a vital role in ensuring that Carrick Hill survives for the benefit of future generations.

Many social functions, private viewings, lectures and special events give access
 to the delights of the Carrick Hill's house, garden and grounds.

The Manor House
While admission to the garden is now free, there is a fee to view the inside of the house.

'Monet's music' texture from Pixel Dust Photo Art

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Texture Tuesday #22...The Orange eDition

I had something totally different in mind when I saw the prompt for this challenge
We went to Carrick Hill on the weekend as the weather was so glorious 
and these little flowers were swaying  
in the cool breeze.

 'Paperscript' texture at 100% sofllight blended layer.
 A layer mask was used to erase texture from some of the petals.


Monday, August 29, 2011

Pink Bud...

Geranium Bud
The texture 'Silent Memory' from Pixel Dust Photo Art was added, 1st at 100% Multiply blended layer, then  again at 50% Softlight blended layer with some of the texture removed from the bud.

My submission for A Creative Exchange with Lisa

Friday, August 26, 2011

Little Pearl...

Taken after a little rain fell on my little garden pots.
Submission for McDougall photography for Fabulous Friday
and Favorite Photo of  Week with Misty

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I think these flowers lend themselves so well to a B&W conversion.
Shot taken indoor with light coming from side window.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Texture Tuesday #21...Back to School eDition

My submission for Kim Klassen challenge.

Used 'Lightpaper 3" at 100% multiply blend, used a layer mask to remove some texture from the apple.
Added 'Cinnamon' at 100% overlay blend and remove a rectangular selection to leave a soft frame.
The words were added in layers at 70% overlay blend.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wishing Pot...

Wishing for Spring.

Added "Justwhite" texture from Kim Klassen
Submission for Texture Thursday

The Daily Wyatt

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Texture Tuesday # 20... The Movie Loving' eDition

One of my favorite movies for Kim Klassen Texture Tuesdays.

Used 'Scratchedmagic' and 'Luminous' textures from Kim's collection.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Dancing Petals...

SOOC shot of flower, light coming from window.

Come over 'Studio Waterstone' to see more great up close and macro shots.

studio waterstone

Friday, August 12, 2011


Daffodils sitting by the window in my home office.
A little texture from Isabelle Lafrance added.

Submission for Fabulous Friday, Favorite photo of the Week.
and for the first time.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ten on Ten...Today at my place

Ten on Ten...Taking a photo an hour every hour for the tenth day of the month.
A prompt from Rebekah at "a bit of sunshine"

 Time to get up

School Time

Still Raining

Stealing Milk

Computer Time

Time for Nap


School's Out

Snack Time

Feed Time

All photos were taken on my little Nikon CoolpixS4000
Joining for the first time. Come over and have a look.

ten on ten button small

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bright Daisy...

Another grey winter day spent indoor with the camera.

Visit Lori's blog 'Studio Waterstone' and leave your own little macro magic.

studio waterstone