Monochrome Madness Wk 34

Some images just make you (me) work hard.. and this is one of them!

I’ve been watching this ‘Spathiphyllum Petite’ bud and flower for many months now and I’ve been pondering how I would photograph it.  This was / is my first attempt and it’s my entry for this week’s MM – week 34!

MMC 34_Marbled_Spathiphyllum_Robyn Gosby _2014

Whatever I did when I was photographing this image, I ended up with low-ish resolution and a noisy file… it was low light. Lots of work, so I’ll try it again :)

I ended up with posturising on this image – I suppose I did it in the post editing.. a bit of a mystery really and a learning curve – I like that – although I haven’t solved it yet… always much to learn – I love that!  I decided to go with it and enhanced the image with sepia tones, which showed up as pink marbling… so I called it ‘Marbled’ :D

Many thanks to Leanne for hosting and to Laura for cheering us on!  Pop on over to Leanne’s to check out this week’s wonderful gallery.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to say a BIG thank you to all of you who follow, comment and are generally interested in what I’m doing. It means a lot to me – thank you!!


Post for Brendan – Where’s the shovel?

Good morning Brendan and good morning everyone!

I’ve been playing with toys again ;)

Where's the shovel?

Perhaps I’ll let you make up your own stories about this one, this week :)  If a story does come to mind… and you care to share.. I’d love to hear. I know… crazy… but a bit of fun!

Ok.. I’ll tell you my crazy thoughts.  I keep hearing echoes of some voice over person saying, “Farming in Spaaaace” – said like ‘Pigs in Spaaaace‘ from the Muppets :D  There I said it… I either made you laugh or wince..lol

Wishing you a week filled with wonder… and not too many pigs in space!

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Difference a day makes…

Thought I’d share with you how yesterday – our Spring Snow day – finished up.  The contrast from morning to afternoon, I think, is simply amazing.  I never tire of nature’s beauty in all it’s forms.

In my previous post – Spring Snow – the day started out verrry unexpectedly snowy… and this image below,  is how the same day ended. The light was stunning…and it really is that green!

Snow Day Afternoon

As you can see, I’m making the most of a bit of power while it lasts!


Spring Snow…

I fell off the internet yesterday… No power, no internet – and this is the reason :)

Spring SnowFor this time of year, this is crazy weather.. but so beautiful.

I’m being really quick, as I’m on limited internet… still… and I want to say many thanks for all of the lovely comments I received yesterday… I will reply as soon as I’m able.

I’m able to charge my phone in the car (which is good), but reception is another factor ;)  Interesting times.  I don’t mind getting back to basics once in a while… but I do want my power back now… :D

Have a great day friends and I will check in and reply when I am able.


Monochrome Madness Wk 33

Monochrome Madness is here again and we’re at 33 weeks.  Wow!

I want to share with you this week – the mono version of my photo ‘Retro’.  I really like the freshness of the colour photo (shared a few posts ago), but the B&W surprised me.. I like the translucence.


Many thanks once again to Leanne and Laura.. for starting and continuing the MM fun!!  Pop on over to Leanne’s blog to see this week’s entries and gallery.


Post for Brendan – Journey

Hello Brendan .. and everyone!

I really wasn’t sure what I was going to post for you this week Brendan… but this morning I was inspired and reminded of a wise quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson… and it seemed to fit ‘today’.

This quote has been such an encouragement for me and I’m sure many of us, over the years.  I truly hope it inspires you too…


You’ve been in my thoughts and prayers this week and will be this coming week also :)

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