Looking at the world through different eyes

Autumn, Blog, heartwork, Journaling, kim klassen, leaves, light, texture tuesday

“The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.” 
― Barbara KingsolverAnimal Dreams


What I’m listening to :- Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes. I particularly love ‘White Winter Hymnal’


I’m looking at abstracts and textures at the moment, it’s something I have become more interested in. To me this image represents my feelings at the moment. some light but lots of dark, sometimes I have a light bulb moment then almost a dive back into the dark.

I find this time of year as the dark comes early I hibernate, this year I must fill my world with more light.



 I manipulated the image in Snapseed and Lightroom then textured in Photoshop.



 Taken in my little studio early morning with my iPhone .

How do you cope with dark days ?

Finally here is my latest scrap page I decided to go retro !
Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Robyn Meierotto
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FRIDAY – A SPLIT PERSONALITY (creatively speaking)

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“It’s a bizarre but wonderful feeling, to arrive dead center of a target you didn’t even know you were aiming for.”

                                                                                               ― Lois McMaster Bujold

I have a foot in both camps. I love soft and dreamy still life, but equally love the gritty, high drama of the everyday. So here are a few of this weeks offerings.


Mark and I took another trip to London this time to The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, out of all the photos I took this one really spoke to me. A ray of light hitting some carving in the Painted Hall in The Royal Naval College.


Resting weary feet in the shade.


On my morning walk Autumn is coming….


Morning at the farmer’s market.


Playing with light…

Using my own Lightroom preset ‘chalk’


Hope your weekend is sunny….

Kim Klassen {dot com}


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Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.

– ‘You’ve Got Mail’


Hello September, goodbye August. I love this time of year, crisp mornings, blue skies the sun getting low earlier, which makes for some great photography. Here at Little Orchard I’ve been playing with the print module in Lightroom and creating pictures of a still real life.




Light is a problem in the house, we do have a unheated sunroom which I use when it is warm but I’m scratching my head when it comes to the colder months. I may do a series called catching the light .



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Do you have problems with light ? If so do you have tips ? I would love to hear them….

Linking up today with Kim Klassen for Texture Tuesday



2014, kim klassen, leaves, light, lightroom, texture tuesday
Have I said recently how much I love Lightroom ? And, all the clever and generous people who design and quite often give away their presets and templates. I do try to create my own but sometimes  I just can’t get it right. So thank you everyone.  One such person is Kim and now she is giving away free textures via Pinterest check them out HERE
Last week as we were getting ready to leave the house I noticed raindrops hanging from a branch twig in our neighbour’s garden I dashed back inside to get my camera. Snap snap and later into Lightroom I delved. some of my favourite sets of presets are by Dave Delnea who you can find at Craft and Vision ,  James Brandon is the other .
Lightroom. ‘Toy camera- light leaks (free from Photography Concentrate).
In Photoshop I added Kim’s texture ‘Terri’ at soft light- opacity 69%, and just brushed off the texture from the leaves. 
I just love this quote,
 Image processed in Lightroom. Using James Brandon’s ‘Nostalgia’ preset.


leaves, light

    “Arriving someplace more desirable at some future time is an illusion. This is it.”

I am particularly drawn to this photograph, the light behind the leaves, the blue sky the sheer simplicity…​ The light is uplifting a sign of hope….The photo is anonymous it has no pointers to where the shot was taken which somehow makes it more attractive…