I think we’ve been so successfully seduced by the technology and technique – the HOW – that we’ve forgotten our vision or intent – the WHY. We didn’t mean to, of course we didn’t. But if the art of photography lies where craft and vision converge, then it’s probably because we’ve all been so caught up in the maddening learning curve of the craft that we’ve neglected the vision. David DuChemin

Oh my goodness this is me, technology and a head full of ‘stuff’. Bits from classes, a bit here a bit there. I’m going back to basics a sort of  downsize. I have my wonderful new camera. all the hardware and software I could possibly need. So back to basics using IG, my blog and of course Facebook. Lets see how I do.


Early morning, it had been raining. In my garden just before the boundary. Panasonic FZ1000, 1/80 at f 4.0, focal length 146mm, ISO 250.


In the morning in the sunroom. Panasonic FZ1000, 1/1000 at f 3.2, focal length 15.26 mm, ISO 200.

-on this dayon this day

Supplies by Anna Aspnes, Mini Palette Cherish, ArtPlay Palette Explore and Downtown.

Back to Basics

Blog, Digital Art, Digital Scrapbooking

I am not very good at sticking to a plan sometimes I just prevaricate (like the ironing) . Other times I just can’t decide what to do creatively, I just have too many strands and I often am frozen.

So today I just started with a blank canvas and pulled supplies onto it and didn’t think I just

C R E A T E D.




Face by MissSouls-stock @ DeviantArt Digital supplies

by Jenn Maddocks and Captivated Visions.



Supplies by Anna Aspnes and Captivated Visions


Supplies by Rebecca Mcmeen (Tari)

Photography may just take a bit of a break and I will play and experiment..

Linking with Barb at Sunday Sundries HERE



“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
― Rumi


I’ve been missing in action on my blog for many weeks. I don’t feel very inclined at the moment to blog. I’m not sure why, but Barb has a link up on her blog called Sunday Sundries and I heard her call, ‘start blogging again Viv ‘….

I have been concentrating on my iPhone photography recently so I thought I would post a few of my favourite shots. I mainly use Hipstamatic or the iPhone camera to get the ‘instant’ look I am in love with at the moment. Also Instagram now gives you so much more control than it used to so loads more fun there as well.



Still Life using Instagram


Hipstamatic using Madalena lens and Daydream film


Using Instagram adding a tilt shift effect

So that was a little selection of what I’ve been up to I’ll finish with another image of my beautiful Peonies that will be over far too soon. Happy Sunday…

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Using Instagram

PS  You can find me on Instagram I’d love to see you there.


Linking up with Barb on Sunday Sundries At Keeping up with the Times HERE