FRIDAY FINDS- STILL FINDING MY STYLE…..


Perhaps the steepest learning curve in photography is learning to see as the camera sees.

~ David duChemin

 

I’m still in search of the elusive ‘style’, just when I think I have it I ‘discover’ a new idea or perspective and off I go again doubting and wondering. I currently am looking at two books on the soul of photography,  ‘Photographically Speaking, (a deeper look at creating stronger images)  by David duChemin, and Shooting with Soul by Alessandra Cave. Both of them look at how to communicate your vision through your photographs, I am finding this concept fascinating and of course this ties up beautifully with Kim’s BeStill52 class….

 

Here are my random five shots showing I hope that it’s less about style and more about heart……

 

 

My take on one of Kim’s prompts…

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Practising focus and depth of field with the Nikon still struggling…

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I like this one, using Kim’s preset ‘breeze’ and ‘simple’ texture…Just when I think that I’m not ‘getting’ the soft look Lightroom proves me wrong…..

 

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And I love the deep and rich as well.  I  love the colours and the sharp almost alien look of this cornflower seedpod.

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Finally a few weeks ago Taunton had a mini festival and I took a series of photos of the Punch and Judy Man he was a very willing subject..

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I think I’m just going to go with the flow and enjoy the process and the creativity….

Have a wonderful July 4th my U.S. friends……

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TEXTURE TUESDAY – OH TO BE IN ENGLAND

 

Last week on the spur of the moment ( and a good weather forecast ) we packed up and headed down to Cornwall, about a 3 hour car journey. With our trusty National Trust membership cards we  decided to visit as many properties we could squeeze in.  This is what the National Trust has to say about the property of Trelissick….

 

Tranquil varied garden in fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants

“On its own peninsula with ever-changing views of the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick has one of the most amazing natural settings in the country. There are more than 12 hectares (30 acres) of elevated garden to explore, with twisting paths that lead you through significant collections of hydrangeas, rhododendrons, camellias, ginger lilies and year-round exciting woodland plants. As well as the garden, the 121-hectare (300-acre) estate, with its countryside, woodlands and coast, makes for breathtaking walks.As well as the garden and countryside Trelissick has its own renowned art gallery with a wide range of work from local Cornish artists. Why not drop into Crofters café which offers a delicious range of light refreshments, hot luncheons and afternoon cream teas using seasonal and local produce. Trelissick also has a gift shop, second-hand bookshop and six of the best National Trust holiday cottages located around the Trelissick estate”

A beautiful setting with the best view over the River Fal imagine having morning coffee here !

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Lovely shady secret places

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Because of the mild temperatures many species thrive…

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Imagine working in the secondhand bookshop in this beautiful cottage…..

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Here is the first scrapbook page of the trip.

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Joining with Kim for Texture Tuesday texture used in all images kk_waterfront1

 

 

 

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Last week Mark and I went on a bit of a road trip but we were chased by the rain. As we climbed up the hill from Lynmouth onto Exmoor the sun came out. I snapped this on my iPhone as we carried on climbing to the top of the moor.  
I used Snapseed to tune the image, and used loads of drama and saturation. I then used a new app that Terri from Photographically Speaking recommended last week called LetterGlow to add my own word art.

Here is another image from the same road trip inside the stables at Arlington Court where I hid from the torrential rain.  Once again Snapseed is my friend !!!

Wordart by Anna Aspnes

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Keeping With The Times