Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Texture Tuesday #9...

Pour Vous

The last of the Begonia flowers growing in my garden, thought it would blend well with the 'Pour Vous' texture from Kim Klassen's collection.

Posting for Texture Tuesdays at Kim's Cafe, join us.


Monday, May 30, 2011

Arno Bay Jetty...

Got up quite early to catch the sunrise over the Arno Bay Jetty.
It was beautiful and quiet as the tide was slowly rolling in.

Joining the 'Creative Exchange' with Lisa Gordon.
Come and check out the wonderful images there.

Entering this photo at Through a photographer's eye for Photo of the Week.
Wish me luck.

This photo was selected as a Top 5 in the Favorite Photo of the Week, thank you  Misty.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Asiatic Lillie...

Better late than never, just got back from Arno Bay where my internet access was nil.
I'm posting this flower for Photo Feature Friday with Tricia at A Rosie Note.
I already had a look at the other lovely images, click on the button below and see for yourself.

The weekend has been so hectic, I am going to use this photo for 'I heart macro'
with Lory at Studio Waterstone.

studio waterstone

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Singapore Orchids...

There are so many of these gorgeous flowers all over the garden at the Singapore zoo and along the main streets.
Their colours are amazing and so are their perfume.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Texture Tuesday #8

Wild Goose

The challenge this week was for all to use "yesteryear" texture from Kim Klassen's collection.

1. Duplicate background
2. Yesteryear texture added on 100% softlight blended layer
3. Layer mask applied on bird's neck and head
4. Yesteryear texture added 100% multiply blended layer, rectangular selection deleted to create a frame
5. Duplicated layer #4 to darken border
5. Flatten image and resize for web

Click on button below and check out others' efforts.


Monday, May 23, 2011


Took this shot at the Singapore Bird Park. She kept her eyes shut as she was gliding along.

Joining the Creative Exchange with Lisa Gordon. 
Come and check it out.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I Heart Macro #2...

Gum Nut

I love the textures on this little gum nut, after some editing, I added textures from SKC Photography to frame the image. Once again I am joining Lori at the Studio Waterstone for I heart Macro. Come and check it out.

studio waterstone

Friday, May 20, 2011

A White Feather...

I found this little feather at the stable where i keep my horse and I thought I would practice my macro skills on it. I love the way the light hits the fluffy bits.

I am entering this shot at A Rosie Note for Photo Feature Friday and Macro Friday at Blogging from Bolivia. Join us.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fisherman's nets...

I took this shot last Sunday at the Old Tailem Town. I like the texture in these old nets and floats. A little play with some highkey preset in Lightroom3 for an old vintage look.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Texture Tuesday #7...

The Old Cart

Posted this one yesterday in its SOOC form, today I have done a little editing in Photoshop so I can post it for Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesdays. First edited in Lightroom3, then in PS9 added KK luminous texture at 73% softlight blended layer, a boost of contrast, then KK serendipity texture at 100% softlight blended layer. 

This photo is from my archives, added KK bentedges at 100% softlight blended layer, desaturated the image and added a frame to darken the edges.

The challenge for this week was "Vintage" with a texture from Kim Klassen, click on the button below to see other lovely images or come and join us in the fun.


Monday, May 16, 2011

Old Tailem Town...

We took a drive on Sunday to "Old Tailem Town" for a camera club outing. This is quite an amazing place with lots of wonderful old buildings from South Australia's pioneer days. This is a great place to come and learn about our early settlers' way of life. The leaves seemed to have taken over this lovely old cart which has seen better days.

The shot above is SOOC, (straight out of camera), and I am including it in The Creative Exchange with host Lisa Gordon. Why don't you join us by clicking on the button below.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I heart macro...

Potted colour

For another challenge, I am joining "Studio Waterstone" for the "i heart macro". Why don't you join us too, just click on the button below.

studio waterstone

Saturday, May 14, 2011

China Girl...

I think I mentioned before how much I love these little flowers, so delicate. I used a new High Key Lightroom Preset that a friend has given me. I quite like the resulting effect.

Glad that Googler has fixed the problem so I can join A rosy Note for Photo feature friday. The challenge was "Spring". Why don't you click on the button below and join us.

Telaga Harbour Park, Langkawi...

Headland Watch Tower

Posted this shot from Telaga Harbour Park on my Malaysian Holiday's blog. It is a pretty area near the Perdan Quay, sandy beach, and a marina filled with expensive looking yatchs. Surprisingly, there is also some wild buffaloes roaming and grazing not far from here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Texture Tuesday #6

Lavender Tea #2

Glad that Google has fixed the problem with the posting editor just in time for this post.
Following on last week theme, I am posting another one with the tea cup and a texture by Kim Klassen. I can't remember which one as I forgot to write it down, silly me. 

Do come join us at Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday, just click on the button below.

Kim Klassen Café

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day...


The weather was glorious today as we drove to Centennial Cemetery to place flowers on Mum's grave. The roses are still blooming and the place looks lovely. Lunch was at the Marion Hotel, it was great to have the whole family together as we don't seem to get that chance as often as we used to. Dad looked well and totally enjoyed his day too.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Melaka's Trishaw...

While in Melaka, a 90km drive from Kuala Lumpur, we spend some walking some of the streets of this lovely city. Jonker Steet led us to the Dutch Square in Bandar Hilir where a hub of activities was going on. A lot of tourists took advantage of this beautifully decorated trishaw to get around, the driver of this particular one was having a rest and I could not resist this shot.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Spring Delight...

A little potted colour placed on my garden table, is the closest I come to spring time here in Australia. as we quietly head towards winter.
I am joining Kim Klassen 's May photo collection, come and join us too.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Repeat Performance...


My photography club, Para Camera Club entered the Watford International Salon of Photography (WISP) in late April and I was lucky to have the above photo selected as part of the club set of 10 images to be presented on behalf of our members. I am so happy to report that we came first out of the ten clubs who participated in this competition, and that my image scored 18 out of 20. This is my first time in the international arena and I am thrilled with this result.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Texture Tuesday #5

Lavender Tea

Coffee, Tea or Me

The challenge, this week for Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesdays was as follow:
                   1. At least one of Kim's textures to be used on the photo
                   2. The photo must be of a coffee or tea cup

I could not decide which shots I like the best, so I am posting a couple this week.
I used "bentedges" on the first image at 100% softlight layer, "coffee, tea or me" was used on the second image in the same way.

Click on the button below to check out other fantastic images or have a go yourself.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Malaysian Holiday Delights...

Jurong Bird Park

These beautiful birds put on quite a show at the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore. Jurong Bird Park is a 20.2 hectare open-concept park. It is the largest in the Asia Pacific and one of the finest bird parks in the world. Fantastic place to visit.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Slow Sunday...

Singapore Zoo

Raining again today, but this did not deter us to go for our drive down to the Pt Adelaide Markets. Found some little treasures to add to my little jugs collection. Also discovered a Royal Albert tea cup and saucer set for Richard's Mum for next week's Mother's Day.