Mint…. just mint…

Well it was… just mint :)

Mint. Just mint?

This lovely fresh mint sits on my kitchen window sill.  I felt these beautiful greens needed a little pop of colour.. so I added a teeny lady bug element.  It’s computer generated… not mine this time… but I like the way it finishes this image.

PS I think this one has to be under the tagline – ‘making the magic in everyday’ :)


Monochrome Madness – Week 22

“These are not the Droids you are looking for.”

These_are_not_the_droids_you_are_looking_ for_Robyn Gosby_2014

Oh you know… when it’s raining I can’t help myself ;)

It’s Monochrome Madness again… and we’re nearly halfway through a year of MMC!!  Make sure you visit Leanne’s blog (and the many others) to see all the different and inspired entries again this week!


Interview with Lisa Kimmorley

Lisa Kimmorley is a fellow blogger and photographer here on WordPress.  I really enjoy Lisa’s work and the beautiful images she shares on her site.  I like her style :)


I found myself wanting to know more about Lisa and her photography… and wondered if she’d be happy to answer a few questions.  She said yes.  Thanks so much Lisa :)

Here are the questions I asked, combined with some of her wonderful images below.

1) Would you share a little about yourself relating to your photography.. and where did your journey begin?

I first started taking photos when I was about 16.
My father gave me firstly his old Zenith and then his old Ricoh KR10 SLR.  I was instantly hooked, and became even more so when I learnt how to work in a darkroom.
I bought my first DSLR in 2010 and finally started shooting in RAW about 15 months ago and haven’t looked back since.

2) What and / or Who inspires you?

Some of the people that inspire me are Frank Hurley, David Attenborough, Don McCullin, Sandra Bartocha – the list is endless.
Also, one of my biggest sources of inspiration is nature.  I am constantly amazed by things I see – patterns, textures, animals, the weather.
Having a job that is mostly outside I think has heightened my observations of even very subtle changes in the seasons and shifting light.

3) Do you have a favourite photography style?

I love black and white, macro and natural abstracts.
I also really enjoy doing very stark landscapes in summer.  One of the reasons I think I am drawn to these landscapes is because coming from the UK and even after 12 years in Australia, these environments can sometimes still look quite alien, but in a good way.

4) What are your favourite pieces of photography equipment?

My polarising filters come everywhere and the last camera I bought, which is a Nikon Df. 
For me this camera has really excellent low light capabilities which suits the way I photograph – generally on the fly, very often handheld and my favourite time is just before or at sunrise.

5) Tea, Coffee or Chocolate?

All three (although it must be very dark chocolate) and of course a good glass of Pinot Noir!
Many thanks to Robyn for sharing my images and a little info about me :)
Below are some of the images Lisa has chosen to share with us.
Please pop over to Lisa’s site to say hello and to see more of her work! :)

A few words of thanks.

~ Once again, many thanks to Lisa for agreeing to share her work here on my site.
~ Thanks to Leanne and Laura who have done the same for me :D
~ ..and thanks to You, the people who pass on by, read and comment!
PS I will be out and about a bit today, so will approve comments when I can :)

Weekly Photo Challenge – Summer Lovin’

We are in the midst of winter here in Australia, so I wondered what I could do for this week’s challenge.  It also started out raining very heavily today, although the sun is shining now :)

I put my thinking cap on and here’s what I came up with.


Strawberries are very much a summer fruit.. and very tasty.  There may be a few less than when I began :)


Monochrome Madness – Week 21

It’s Wednesday and time for Monochrome Madness again.

This week, I was able to photograph a beautiful violin. Such a treat!


Many thanks to  Leanne and Laura.. (as always for starting and curating this fun challenge).. Be sure to pop on over to check out all the wonderful monochrome entries for week 21!


We don’t know what we’re doing!

The ornamental pear is trying to bud in the middle of winter – they don’t know what to do :)  The weather is crazy!


I wandered outside in my break and noticed the buds and little blossoms on this tree trying to do their best because the day is awesome!!  Yes, the sun is shining and birds are singing etc :)

I took a bit of creative license while editing these..

The first image is the original and the second has a cross processed filter + diffusion added.  Both have a vignette added as well.

I love flowers big or small… and I enjoy finding them, especially in unexpected places.. and… I needed  a flower in between car posts ;)


Vehicle Abstracts #4

Today’s partial view is the headlight and front guard of the old truck.


Have a great week… I’ve got a busy one with work this week, but I’ll post when I can :)