Country Morning..

February has been such a hot month in Australia – in fact I think it’s the hottest on record since the 1800s.. OR simply the hottest on record.

This means lots of ‘not being outside’.. just way too hot. It’s been a survival and hibernating month so far. Today is another hot one…

This morning though, was gorgeous!  A touch of cool in the air.. So pleasant and a good time to be out, before the heat of the day.

Here’s what I saw..

An overview of the beautiful cool, early morning..
An overview of the beautiful cool, early morning..

I haven’t been posting much this year, but as the weather cools I hope to be sharing more of what I’m seeing…

Hope you’re having a great year so far!

(This post will link to Max’s Changing Seasons for February… soon..)

5 minutes – the old doggie

5 minutes is new idea, hosted by Desley Jane at ‘Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist’. This is a fun idea and one worth trying! All are welcome to join in and as I said above, it’s a new idea.  Read more about it at Desley Jane’s blog.

This week I took the camera outside to see what would happen if I ‘kept photographing‘ our oldest and quirkiest dog.  Those who know dogs, know that Border Collies have their own way of doing things…

Jess, our Border Collie, decided that he wasn’t going to look at me… well maybe a few times, maybe…. (and then right through me!)… He was sort of eating his dinner.. sort of..

The silent conversation went like this…. Well, his part was silent..

Jess… Jeee-eeesss.. Jess… look at me Jess..

No, I’m busy!

Jess.. Jess-ssss..

No. My master is coming. I know he is.

Hey Jess.. look at me Jess…

Nope…

Jess.. ‘Whistle’

Huh? No. yawn…

Jee-ee-ssss… (said patiently and lovingly…)..

I am busy!

Jesss.. ‘Whistle’

Nope… what? did you say something?

Jess 🙂

Ok, I’m leaving now……………

So this time, my 5 mins were actually 7 mins… Not knowing what I would ‘see’ capturing the old doggie in my ordinary everyday-ness… I was kind of surprised at the tiny changes within the images… These were most of the images I shot, but not all…

See the slideshow below.. there are 37 images in total.. Click << backwards until you see ‘Start here’..

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Being a 5 min ‘shooting’ challenge, I thought I’d also see if I could edit my images in 5 mins too… Nope, absolutely not this time.

My computer is having major issues presently (a bit scary) and it took at least 20 mins just to import!!

I wanted to keep editing as simple as possible, so I have used 2 presets. A Lightroom High BW contrast preset and a Kim Klassen preset called Oak, which is possibly my favourite of Kim’s presets.

I hope this slideshow makes you smile… and be sure to pop on over to Desley’s post for this week (link above)..

Have a fantastic week!!

Robyn xx

(Next time, I need the ball nearby!)

More fun.  Thanks Desley Jane 🙂

5 minutes of random..

5 minutes is an idea shared in a post by Desley Jane and I thought I’d like to try it. Check out Desley’s post here

The idea is to take as many pics in 5 mins of the one location or spot…

Perhaps I took a slightly different approach, as I decided to photograph my table… The things sitting and life happening on my table – ‘the stuff’, light, shadow and movement – with me sitting in one spot. I would like to try this again when I’m out and about in the one location… that would be fun.

For now though, these are some of the images taken within my 5 minutes. I wanted to see what I could ‘see’ within the very ordinary and random!

A bit of fun to start the year.  Thanks Desley Jane 🙂

Seeing Differently Challenge – Wrap up and gallery

Today we are wrapping up the Seeing Differently challenge!  This has been a fun journey throughout October trying to see things in a different way or perhaps finding different things within our own circumstances..

As I said in my previous post, this has been a great experiment, a good reminder and very rewarding.  I hope we all keep seeing differently. You never know what you’ll ‘see’.

Today I want to share a gallery of my images from the month and I’m going to choose one favourite..

My favourite has to be the little bird – ‘In the Spotlight’ – this moment was very special and I’m sure it will end up on my wall.  I want to keep seeing it – I’ll remember it for some time.

I wonder if you have a favourite from my gallery or yours?

I’d love to see a gallery of your work if you’d care to share and tell us which image is your favourite.  I think this will be a fun way to wrap up our challenge. I do hope you’ve enjoyed seeing differently!

I will continue to pop around the blogs reading the entries. Thanks to all of you who joined me this month – you have inspired me.

The challenge finishes on the 31st October..

To view all the other images for the challenge, enter our tag #seedifferently2016 into the WP Reader.. and enjoy!

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To read about this challenge for October – see details here