Sunday, December 21, 2008

I love summer!!

We were up at the pool today and this tree had the most gorgeous flowers!!I had to go fetch my camera and get a few snaps!! I just love this colour! I hope I managed to capture how truly vibrant they are!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008


We had a hectic thunderstorm the other day and I was sitting on my lounge enjoying the smells of rain, lol.
I noticed the droplets on the Agapanthus and grabbed my camera.
I'm a great fan of close up shots and I think I need to invest in a better macro lense!

I think my favourite is the first one :)

TFL :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

A house guest...

I went to one of my best friends bridal shower today - What a fab day!! I was the only one with a camera so I was doing my bit while holding a niggly baby to capture the day! lol

By now you know my love for flowers - so I couldnt resist their marigold patch. I didn't notice at the time of taking the pic..but can you spot the houseguest???? :)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - how I feel today

If I could choose one pic to depict how I feel today..this would be it!!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

More baby pics...

These were taken last weekend - I just havent had a chance yet to download them.

I can see here my exposure was slightly off, on the close up you can see there is too much light coming from the top right? It caused a noticable glare on Saige's headband.
I so enjoy taking pics of Saige, she is always a willing subject! lol

Monday, November 3, 2008


I often chat to my friend Jeanette about how my "people photos suck" lol!! She gave me some advice that I have been using and I really think it has made a huge difference!! I mentioned I was battling getting my aperture settings right....she told me she always uses 5.6 when shooting people..I have been trying it..starting on 5.6 and adjusting from there...Jen you were right!! I seldom need to change it!

I used to struggle with my DOF too...but nailed it here :)

Another tip I got from Jeanette was to GET CLOSER! I always used to shoot the whole top half or the whole I have learned that zooming in can yield just as great shots!!

I feel great about these shots!!! The are by no means perfect - but I feel a great improvement from when I started this blog!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Lol he wouldnt stand still so did my best here!!
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Monday, October 27, 2008

I love spring!!

Yup - more flowers!! lol I just love photographing flowers/tree's etc. I find them to be quite forgiving and its great to play with different angles and lighting and not having to worry about the subject moving :)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Flowers, flowers, flowers!

Now that Spring has Sprung and we have had our first rains the blossoms are coming up everywhere! I took a walk round our complex and it has come alive the last two weeks!

I've had great fun with my camera - these are the first of my favourites!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

It's been a while...

I can't believe so much time has gone by since my last post! Its been so hectic now that I am back at work I haven't downloaded pics in ages! I really admire Jeanette for her blogs and how she manages to post almost every day!

I have some snaps of my girls from the last week - I am so incredibly blessed to be the mother of two absolutely beautiful girls!

Just for good measure here is a sunset shot I took a few days ago, lol I had to stand on my daughters trampoline and she thought it was playtime, I am surprised its in focus!!

Till next time *wink*

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Flood Pics

Here are pics of the floods at Shelley Beach last week as promised. Sorry they are late - time just ran away with me!

This was the beach on Monday around lunchtime. I noticed those marks on the top left of the photo and after changing lenses realised it was the camera that was dirty. Jase managed to clean it for me.

This was the same beach 3 days later!! You can not imagine what was washed up - it was interesting walking among the debris!

I found a couple of dolls heads lying around, I found that very strange!

The beach was littered with dead fish. I think they are fresh water fished washed down the river into the ocean.

The trees washed up were ginormous!! Imagine a beach littered with trees like this and you can maybe imagine the storm that brought them there.

The golf course. You would be forgiven for thinking this was a river!

Debris on the beach.

A new moon after all the chaos. I love this shot!

Thanks for visiting :) :)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Some pics from our holiday

We just spent a week on the coast and what promised to be a lovely holiday soon turned into mayhem. The first two days we were there we had lovely weather ,the sea was calm and blue not unlike a lake. Then Tuesday morning the rain and wind started and what ensued was the worst floods the region has seen for the last 40 years.

This was sunrise the first morning, around 6.30 am - one looking up the beach to the left (this is where the sun rose) and the other looking down the beach to the right.

My baby and her footsies in the sand lol. She really didnt know what to make of the sand.

My eldest daughter and my dad walking on the beach, I used my 70/300 here as they were miles away lol.

Eldest daughter climbing a sand hill hehehe

I love that on this pic the shutter speed was just right to catch the water drops.

Two more pics where I used the 70/300 - see how calm and blue the sea is in the second pic? You can not get better then that!!

I'll post the flood pics shortly :)