Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Sunday Creative

Today the Sunday Creative challenge is hosted by Justine and the prompt is "obsolete". As mostly with prompts I was completely at a loss and then took a walk hoping for inspiration...

I found this chair which meets the definition "no longer in general use" (I wouldn't want to sit on this one...) and obviously it has been "replaced by something newer or better", so here it is, my "obsolete" entry. I'm only sorry it wasn't disposed of properly.

Have a creative Sunday and enjoy looking at all the entries at Justine's blog.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flowers on Saturday

I discovered the challenge Flowers on Saturday at Ewa's blog and decided to take a little good-bye shot of these yellow flowers on my balcony. I was lucky to have a bit of sunshine while I was taking this photo, so they could present themselves at their best at what was probably their last shooting this year.

Have a wonderful weekend and a happy Halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Macro Friday

It's Macro Friday again at Blogging From Bolivia. When I was surprised by a very nice colleague at work today with this sweet above I decided to take a macro of it for today's challenge. It's an Italian speciality called "Tartufo Bianco" and consists mainly of hazelnuts. The hardest part was not to unwrap it immediately but bring it home, put up my tripod, unwrap it, try a few angles and take a few shots... and THEN have a bite - so delicious!!

I'm afraid my Friday is very busy so I'll have to catch up on all the blogs over the weekend. There are always such great entries at Laura's blog, do have a look, too!

Have a wonderful Friday everybody!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Autumn Colours

After over a week of wet and dull weather we had sunshine today and I immediately grabbed my camera and headed out again after coming home from work. Although temperatures were really low, I enjoyed every minute in the sun and of course the light for taking photos.

I found the above leaves hidden behind a bush with red berries which add a (in my eyes) nice reddish blur around the yellow of the leaves.

I wish you a sunny Wednesday, too!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Creative Exchange

It's Creative Exchange again at Lisa's blog White Cotton Tee. I'm still a bit insecure with textures and which photos to use other than flowers (and not even every flower seems to work...), so today I decided to try something different.

As I already told, you I'm not so experienced with my software and somehow don't get around to really learn it. If I do use it, it's either something simple like adjusting the levels or I play around, mostly not able to reproduce the same effect again later on.

The picture above is a result of playing around... I converted the original photo into b & w and then used the solarize filter and adjusted the brightness.

Have a creative Tuesday!

Monday, October 25, 2010


It's becoming more and more challenging to take a decent photo with that little bit of light available after work. And that dull and rainy weather doesn't help either...

Before I continue with lamenting and complaining I'll rather wish you a happy Monday!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sunday Creative

It's Sunday Creative today at Madeline Bea's blog and I've wanted to participate for some time, but could never come up with an apt photo for the respective prompt.

Today started out no different - the prompt is "dynamic" and I went out brainstorming while walking along, looking for dynamic athletes or dynamic cars like a Porsche. As I wasn't lucky with any of these and couldn't come up with another idea, I decided to try it again with next week's prompt and just go about taking my photo of the day.

I was concentrating hard on a daisy I had discovered between fallen leaves when I heard something squeaking next to me... and looking up I saw this beautiful Retriever running and jumping around (dynamically!!), playing with his toy. Unfortunately, my photos are not as sharp as I would have liked them to be due to really bad light today, but I hope you can see the dynamic, anyway.

Have a wonderful Sunday, either dynamic or calm, whatever is best for you!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photo of the Day

This is just a quick "Hello" posting today's photo for my 365 project - a feather I found drifting in the water. Shortly after that shot I met the owner of the feather, too...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Macro Friday

Can you believe it's Friday again?! Macro Friday at Blogging From Bolivia! My entry this week is a macro of a ribbon for decorating presents. I have to admit that I have two left hands as far as gift wrapping is concerned but I do love all those varieties of ribbons and bows that are available.

I'm in a bit of a hurry today but I'm looking forward to reading your posts and admiring all the macros at Laura's blog over the weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today's prompt at Picture Fall was "connections" and while my mind was offering me a big question mark, my eyes spotted the above.

This is definitely no flower, no leaf, nothing from nature... and it feels so weird showing this here. However, I'm somewhat fascinated by the links and bolts - and I'm curious what you think of it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Creative Exchange

It's time again for the Creative Exchange at Lisa's blog White Cotton Tee. I had a go with textures again - this time using one of Kim Klassen's  textures and also trying out her fabulous tips and tricks. There is a lot to learn with textures - I'm still at a loss what pictures work best for textures and what textures to use - but it is fun and I'm glad to have a reason to try it on Tuesdays!

Have a creative Tuesday, too!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Photo of The Day

Today is a wet and cold and grey day - and nevertheless somehow it's colourful, too (no editing - that's really how the colours are)! Autumn is fascinating, isn't it!

I hope you have a good start into the week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010


It happened again... - I went out to take a picture for my 365 project and came home with yet another flower photo (and to be honest not just one but several...)!

Somehow, I feel strangely uncomfortable with shooting anything else than flowers these days and I was giving myself a hard time about that fact. But, hey, with the challenge of low light months just around the corner and the prospect of having to deal with my tripod and taking pictures indoors, I decided to surrender to any flower that throws itself in front of my camera... ;-)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Macro Friday

I can't believe it's Friday again - Macro Friday at Blogging from Bolivia.

After a week of feeling really low and avoiding my camera and blogging I decided to give it a go again today, touching my camera, taking a photo. I'm curious what great macros are waiting for us over at Laura's blog - go, have a look, too.

I wish you a wonderful Friday and a happy weekend.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Happy and Stunned

Yes, I'm absolutely stunned and totally happy! What a start into the weekend! It's Macro Friday again at Blogging from Bolivia and just as I was thinking about what to take a macro of today to submit I heard the news that I won last week's challenge! Woohoo!!

Thank you all so much for your encouraging and sweet comments, thank you Laura for providing the platform and Hannah for selecting my photo! I'm still totally beside myself! With a happy smile on my face! :-)

So here is my entry for today: it's a Murano glass tea light - I put a candle in today to brighten up a really foggy day.

I wish you a happy Friday and a lot of fun with your macros!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Creative Exchange

With that very clingy sinusitis (I try to take that with a little bit of humour...) there is not so much photography at the moment, let alone working on my computer. But I played around over the day in bits and pieces with this rose I shot the other day and a texture from Flypaper Textures to add it to Lisa's Creative Exchange this week.

I know I did texture work last week already, but who knows - maybe the Creative Exchange becomes my weekly reason and opportunity to play around with PSE and textures...

I wish you a creative Tuesday!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Macro Friday

It's Macro Friday at Blogging from Bolivia and I took the opportunity to have a go at this amaryllis. It was a quite a battle with the tripod and I'm not completely satisfied, but this one is the best I could get. I'm looking forward to seeing your macros at Blogging from Bolivia!

That sinusitis has come back rather fiercely, so I'll be signing off now for the weekend and wish you a happy and healthy Friday! Enjoy your weekend!
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