Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Who Knew...

... well, actually I knew... I just had forgotten, or maybe I was in blissful denial...

The light in my apartment is already bad enough, but for indoor photography this time of the year it is simply frustrating. And once I'm frustrated, nothing works...

There are really only two spots,where I can take a decent shot with a little bit of light, which of course is boring. Every picture looks just the same as always, not one angle I haven't tried before. I could show you a photo from 4 years ago and you couldn't tell the difference to one of today (except maybe that today I'm out of practice with my camera and that might show, too).

I've never been very skilled with setting up photos - I guess, I'm not patient enough for still life photography, and then I don't have lovely props to rescue a boring set-up..., taking walks with my camera seems so much easier...

All this to tell you, that I did indeed buy flowers as I mentioned last time... however, I don't have photos of flowers to show.

So, as I didn't want to put up a photo of the dreary, muddy landscape around me, here is - totally unrelated - a photo of a fruit salad I made myself the other day, just because the colours make me happy:




Next time, I might have some tulips for you - no promises, though ;-)

Have a wonderful week everyone!





Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February

Can you believe, it's February already? Well, I can't! January whizzed by and I must admit I'm slightly panicking. One month of the new year already over and I haven't managed to start anything from my "want-to-do" list, not even diving into Lightroom again.

I feel also quite uninspired as to my photography and the short days with insufficient light don't help either.

Rain, that started on Monday afternoon, has put an end to the beautiful winter scenery; everything has turned brown and muddy and the roads are icy, as the ground was still frozen, making walking quite an endeavour.

This photo is from last weekend,


river birds sunset


but I guess I'll have to invest in some flowers to show you something nice here next time, if the weather doesn't cooperate...

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Wonderland


If you've known me for a while, you know that I'm a summer girl. I can take heat, any heat, just fine; cold... not so much.

This winter, we've had some freezingly cold, but often sunny days and I must admit, I've loved to bundle myself up and take walks in this winter wonderland. I enjoyed this particular walk, when it snowed and I was almost alone out there.


walks in winter


Passing this tree, I hoped the residents in No. 28 were warm and cosy...


Trees snow


 and I hope, you are, too - have a wonderful week!




Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Starting Over

Yes, again... I'm starting over... Not that I didn't try last year, or the year before... It's hard, harder than I actually thought, as I've completely lost my workflow for choosing and editing photos. I've forgotten the little I had know about Lightroom or even PSE13 and I hardly even touched my DSLR.

All I did was take daily photos with my iPhone to document my days and when there was a photo I thought I could share I did so on Instagram, as it was a fast way for me to do. But although I've managed to stay in contact with some of my blogging friends on Instagram, I do miss my blog, as neglected as it has become.

So my decision is to blow the dust off here, get back into a rhythm, find a workflow I can handle even in hectic times, which realistically will happen more often than not. I guess I will publish photos I'm not completely happy with once in a while, just to keep me going.

I'm looking forward to connecting with you again, to taking up my camera, dipping my toes into Lightroom again and to exploring the world with fresh eyes and a rekindled motivation.



Have a wonderful week everyone!





Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Blog Hopping

This weekend Kat is hosting a blog hop for this year's Liberate Your Art swap. I don't remember the last time I participated in a blog hop - I almost feel nostalgic!

I do remember, though, participating in the first ever art swap, which you can read about here. After having missed the last 4 years for various reasons, I'm happy to have managed to be a part of the art swap again this year.

So far, I received 4 of the 6 postcards, and here they are:

postcard

The top left card is from Jacque Hodgen. It's a photograph of a reflection in the Japanese Garden ponds at the University of Washington Arboretum. I love how it looks like an impressionist painting - so beautiful! Jacque wrote that this picture is part of a series - I'd really love to see the other pictures.

The top right card is from Kitty Mitchell. For this gorgeous piece of art, Kitty printed on hand tinted rice paper and then hand coloured the black and white photo! I love the amazing texture of the rice paper and also the beautiful picture, which reminds me of happy days at the beach.

The bottom left card is from Mary Ann Hurt. I just love the collage of the ladies in their bathing suits. The colours are so vibrant and the vintage look with the pictures layered on top of the handwriting topped off with the mermaid is just amazing! There is also a beautiful picture of a mermaid on the back of the card.

The bottom right card is from Jacqui (Jacqui Photography). The photo of this wonderful hood ornament was taken at the National Auto Museum in Reno, Nevada. I love the details of the ornament and also the colours of the hood. I can somehow feel an energy radiating from the pose of the ornament.

Thank you all for sharing your beautiful art - I'm so happy to have received these wonderful postcards! And thank you especially, Kat, for taking all the time and effort to organize this swap once again!

Now over to the main page of the blog hop, where you'll find all the details, a beautiful video showing all the wonderful pieces of art and further links to all the other blogs participating in the blog hop - enjoy!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Springtime

A bronchitis, followed by a stomach flu, topped off with a sinus infection is so no fun!

My head is still throbbing and it feels like the cough is here to stay... BUT the sun has come out today and there are tulips in the house - I'll take this as a good sign.



Have a wonderful Sunday everyone and a beautiful start into spring for everyone living in the northern hemisphere.


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