Friday a Miscellany

Be Still 52, Blog, My Classes, The Studio

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“A collection of various items, parts, or ingredients.”
 Family finds
In this set of photographs I am wearing many hats. A Be Still Class, a prompt from The Studio. The subjects of this series are part of the family history.
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The violin was owned by Mark’s great uncle Will Dermott. Will signed up to go to war when he was only 18.
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He was killed in action shortly afterwards. so as you can see this instrument is precious.
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The music books belonged to Mark’s mother and father, they loved music and had a piano in the music room where Pat played and Richard sang. Sometimes at Christmas when the children were little we all stood and sang carols together. We have quite a collection of originals.
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We have bought some black material as a backdrop I love it,  so now I can be as organic and moody as I like. Also to add to our photography equipment we have bought a little Manfrotto monopod, I can see we will be fighting over it !!!
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 Have a great weekend…..
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 PS apologies for the layout of the blog , WordPress is being very awkward !!!

Two for Tuesday

Blog

What I’m listening to — Family by The Thompson Family learn about it HERE

For Texture Tuesday

 

 

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Adjusted in Lightroom, transferred into Photoshop. I added kk_claires texture twice and adjusted the opacity. I added a Anna Aspnes brush.

 

 

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Completely processed in Lightroom, I used ‘Classic Warm’ to create a retro look. I also added the text using the identity plate in the print module…

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Editorial-ish

My Classes

Using this image as a prompt from the wonderful Free People Blog ( thanks Kim).

 

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I created this ….

 

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That was fun. I found a new place to use to take photographs it’s not pretty but it’s great. I do have to use a tripod though…

 

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Finally a layout. editorial

 

 

Thoughts from the Desktop

Blog

What I’m listening to a wonderful Bristolian musician Jim Moray listen HERE

Its been some time since I have written a blog post about anything other than photography and digital art. I supppose it is because now my focus has turned towards creating rather than writing. I find I can express myself more fully through photography than anything else.

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 Bristol Harbour using kk_branded

 

 

I hope to turn towards more contemplative work as the year progresses. To me my pictures can express my feelings far better than words.

 

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The sight of a sun flare, a seagull on a post, some rusty chains all these can express in me some reaction or emotion. Project Life is a great way to document daily life, my artistic work leans more to expressing an emotion. And then there is landscape and urban photography, so many choices.

 

 

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Bristol wall art…

 

 

I don’t think I will ever be able to concentrate fully on any particular genre I am a definitely ‘go with the flow’ type. I still ‘shoot from the hip’ that is why my most spontaneous shots are my favourites.

 

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Starring today is the wonderful city of Bristol, it has just become European Green Capital for 2015. Full of history and vibrancy, both alternative and arty, home of Banksy. Both of my  children will be living there soon so I hope to explore more. As a taster check this out HERE

 

Joining with Kim for Texture Tuesday

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Friday Finds – Rediscover

Blog, My Classes, The Studio

 

What I’m listening to…. The James Riley Band check them out HERE

 

This week thanks to my lovely husband and my birthday gift, I have rediscovered my love of playing with layers and digital scrapping. I have been feeling a bit meugh recently about my scrapping. I feel as if I haven’t progressed in learning new techniques. But with a larger and more beautiful screen I’m feeling enthusiastic again…. This was a page I created whilst thinking about Kim’s post in The Studio about photographing from above…

 

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Supplies Anna Aspnes

Some typography.

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my own design

Finally some Gerbera gorgeousness….

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Supplies by Cathy Zielske and Kim K…

Have a great weekend….

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