Finding beauty everyday..

Lately I’ve been reminding myself to look at the things in front of me (again) and to find the ‘beauty’ within them and within my circumstances, whatever they are on any given day.

Daffodil bud_RobynGosby 2016

I love the details (yes.. and being able to look closer) – winter has been very cold here again this year (today is a dark, cold, blustery rainy day) and it’s very easy to become insular and not notice the little or big things… I want to notice them both!

I love finding the magic (beauty) in every day! It’s important to me.

This winter I seem to have become quite random- in a hibernating kind of mood and disorganised… Urgh!  Aches and pains are worse through winter too and very distracting!

My doggies have kept me busy though and we have been outside with the ball – nearly every day, in rain or shine 😀

Winter’s nearly done now (officially the last day today).. and Spring is coming! I’m purposefully setting about to become organised again – feeling like I have a little more energy and am really looking forward to the freshness of Spring. We’ll still have cold for another month, here in the high country – but it’s a good time to paint (not walls – although maybe)… and spring clean!

I must say too – one of my joys and responsibilities this winter season has been raising a little orphan calf (and watching a couple of others) and he is doing very well. It’s always hard work and so rewarding!

Today I want to share some everyday images (all taken indoors this month) – the un-ordinary – things that I think are beautiful for different reasons.  It may be the light (it’s always the light!).. or the object itself.  It might be the way I saw it on the day – or it could be the day itself that makes everything look wonderful!

Well.. that’s it from me for this last day of August – I look forward to seeing what discoveries/challenges (big or small) September brings with it😀

Let’s make it great!

One Four Challenge 2016 – August Week 4

Good morning All!

I finally made it – I should have posted yesterday, but I’ve been feeling out of sorts with some fluey/cold thing and it’s slowed me right down.

I’m here today though😀

So here we are in our last week of the challenge for August and once again the month seems to have flown right by. Let’s go!

The challenge is hosted here on the blog throughout the year in Feb, May, Aug and Nov and… in the Flickr group all year.

The 2016 One Four badge..
The 2016 One Four badge..

How it works: You can read all about it by clicking on the One Four Challenge page in the menu above or click here

Please do what suits you best and join in however and whenever you can.

Tags: Our tags for this year, wherever you post are #onefourchallenge and #onefour2016

 

About the challenge and how it works:

  • This challenge is about processing 1 image in 4 different ways over 4 weeks OR taking 4 versions of an image at the time of shooting (eg. different settings, lens etc.).. and sharing them over the 4 weeks.
  • We will all  process / post edit (our own chosen image) and share a different version each week. Process it however you like… and tell us a bit about it. You don’t have to show the original image unless you’d like to.
  • Try new things, experiment.  Be as creative or subtle as you wish to be. All skill levels are welcome.
  • Links to my blog are welcome.

My Image:

I haven’t had much in the way of creative thinking this week, due to feeling unwell, but here’s what I came up with anyway.

Chillis on Cloth_Wk4_RobynGosby 2016

Once again I wasn’t sure what to do… so this week I took the image into Photoshop and added a texture layer and a pink gradient. I then messed around with blend modes and added some contrast.

This is where I left it, but personally I feel the image is unfinished, so I’d be curious to know your thoughts.

I began with my week 1 image again.

Here are last three week’s images again also:

Well that’s it from me – now over to you and your image:

Looking forward to seeing everyone’s efforts again for this final week of August.

Have a great one!!

Robyn xx