Thursday, June 30, 2011

P.S. Industry...

This paddle steamer was lovingly restored by a band of volunteers from the Renmark region.
Thanks to their ongoing efforts, she now steams at regular interval throughout the year.

Linking with The Daily Wyatt for Texture Thursday 

The Daily Wyatt

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Texture Tuesday #13...The Golden eDition.

I am thinking about combining my photography with my recently acquired interest in Calligraphy.
Used 'Golden Texture' on a softlight blended layer at 100%, removing texture from flower with a mask.
Added 'Sweettreat Texture' on a multiply blended layer at 100%, using a selection to remove centre of texture to leave a frame.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

A Walk along the Murray...

Taking an early morning walk along the Murray River.


Sundown on the River

Joining The Creative Exchange with Lisa Gordon. 
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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Peruvian Lily...

These little ones are from my Father's garden.

Linking up with Lori for I Heart Macro, come and check it out.

studio waterstone

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Renmark Balloon Fiesta...

Seems like the week has gotten away from me and I didn't get a chance to post yesterday.
I have been taking a calligraphy class and our final assignment was due this week.
I might post an image of the finished work later, in the meantime here are
 more shots from the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Chasing Balloons...

It's 6.00am, it's cold and dark and the organizers have decided that the conditions are near right for balloon flying.
A convoy of cars leave the Renmark Sports' Oval and head for Yamba's Roadhouse.

Inflating the balloon

In the middle of nowhere, in an open paddock, the pilots and their helpers make ready for their flight.

Nearly there

As the sun slowly rises behind us , the pilots are making their final check.

Up, up and away.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Texture Tuesday #12... The portrait eDition

Blue Eyes

I don't seem to take many people photos, apart from the one taken at family get together.
Add to go back into my archives to get this photo for Kim's challenge.

On duplicated background, I added 'KK portrait' layer blended to 28% Overlay.
Texture was removed from eyes and lips.
Added another layer of 'KK portrait blended to 100% Multiply.
A selection was made inside the image and deleted 
to leave a darker frame.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Balloon Fiesta - Night Glow...

During our long weekend in Renmark, we went to the Sports' Oval to watch some of 
the Hot Air Balloon pilots put on a show called 'Night Glow'.

The balloon were inflated, but stayed tethered, then the pilots took turn in firing up
their burners for spectacular light show.

I had to boost my ISO significantly and keep the lens wide open to get these shots.

Joining The Creative Exchange with Lisa Gordon. 
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Sunday, June 19, 2011


I just love daisies. There are so many varieties, colors and forms.
Came across this one on one of our walk down Arno Bay.

Joining Lori at Studio Waterstone for I Heart Macro. Join us too.

studio waterstone

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Long Weekend in Renmark...

Last weekend, we spent some time in the Riverland.
Our first stop was at the local airport, where they put on a display of vintage cars and bikes.

I liked the reflection in this one.

I have quite a few photos to go through and intend to post a few over the next few weeks.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Feeding Frenzy...

These colorful birds just finished a show at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore. 
Their keeper through some seeds on the log and two birds came flying down to grab them, the light was poor but I though this shot showed their flurry.

Joining Misty for Favourite Photo of the Week

And Jennifer at McDougall Photography for Fabulous Friday

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Velvet Rose...

Found this little rose in the courtyard of an old church, during one of our walks near Birdwood.
Added textures from SKC Photography's collection.

Joining Audrey at The Daily Wyatt for Texture Thursday.

The Daily Wyatt

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Texture Tuesday #11...

For Kim Klassen' Texture Tuesdays, I thought I would post the last shot of these lovely potted flowers. 
I bought the pot for $4.50 and they gave me a lot of pleasure, not only to look at, but in trying to capture them in different light and settings. They are now gone but will remain forever in my captured images.

                                Duplicate background
                                Layer 1, 'Stained linen' Multiply blending mode at 26%
                                Layer 2, Text layer
                                Layer3, 'Stained linen' Overlay 62%
                                Flatten image and resize for blog


Monday, June 13, 2011


A little macro shot of these chrysanthemum.

Linking up with Lisa Gordon at The Creative Exchange
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Flying Fish...

This one is from my archives. Taken on our holiday's in Cairn, Queensland.
I was trying some long exposure with my Nikon D90.
I like the abstract look of this image.

Joining Fabulous Friday at Mc Dougall Photography and entering this shot at Through a Photographer's Eye for the Favorite Photo of the Week.
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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Vintage Lillie...

Added 'AgedMask' from Shadowhouse Creations

 I'm joining Audrey at The Daily Wyatt for Texture Thursday, check it out by clicking on the button below.

The Daily Wyatt

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cool Bird...

Took this shot of this pelican at the Jurong Bird Park in Singapore.
I love his hairdo.