This is my general blog about all the mundane goings on in my life. It's a place to share photos and keep my memories, I hope you enjoy reading it

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

PWL Course

I have been doing the painting with light course over on feel good photos. and i was thrilled to have one of my photos chosen as a favourite, I thought I was so out of my depth doing this course as I am very much an amateur with just a point and shoot camera but this has really boosted my confidence. Here is the photo Cheryl choose

Monday, 20 July 2009

Holiday Photo's

We arrived home from our holiday last night and although the weather was a little bit tempremental we had a great time.

The Caravan was gorgeous it even had a dishwasher which was bliss




We did loads of fun stuff like

Crazy Golf







Africa Alive






The Pier




Boat trip for Stew's Birthday







and Walking With Dinosaurs




Jessica Sprague Days 6 - 13

Well as I've been on my holidays I had a huge catch up with all the classes I'd missed. I have so enjoyed this course and will definitely do more of jessicas classes in the future. here's what I learned

Day 6
Through the Viewfinder


Day 7 was a test so here is Day 8
Adding text


Day 9
Edge Burn
I did this in both colour and B&W



Day 10
Project from Start-to-Finish
I loved this class


Day 11
Selective/Spot Recoloring

I did two of these



Day 12
Storyboards


And finally Day 13
Collage & brush
We had to do two versions of this class, one in colour & one in sepia with only one photo coloured

Friday, 10 July 2009

Jessica Sprague Lesson 5

Toadys lesson was all about adding texture to you photo's, I really enjoyed this one as I learnt something totally new. Here are the results of the class





and one with an added frame

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Jessica Sprague Lesson 4

Todays lesson was about using a mask. The photo was taken on a recent trip to Ayr it was the view across to Arran from our caravan balcony :):)

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Today's class was creating a vintage style hand tinted photograph, I'm not too happy with my effort, I think I may have taken too much colour out of the photo. I will need to practice this technique I think. Anyway here it is

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Jessica Sprague Classes

I have signed up for the Jessica Sprague Photo Editing: Frame-ups and Special Effects and am enjoying it so far. Here are the results of my first 2 classes



Long Overdue Update

I know it's been ages since I blogged, life has just been so busy. anyway quick update.
Kayleigh is sharing a flat with Paris and her boyfriend and they all seem pretty happy so far (fingers crossed it continues. Here's a photo of the girls on a recent night out

Brodie has had a great few weeks, he was made a prefect and house captain, he got 5 A's in his prelims and he was the 5th year school DUX which was an amazing achievement, here we are after his awards ceremony

Teaghen has been really enjoying his scouts and went on a school trip to Belgium which he really enjoyed. Here he is off to scout camp


Apart from that, we are in the middle of doing up the house as we hope to sell, Stew is still working too hard, and Bayside is still a HUGE part of our lives. We recently got a club minibus and we now have a mascot. meet Boogie the Bear