5 mins at the Pear tree..

Today was a gorgeous day!!

The sun was shining through the clouds scudding past, the grass was growing, the wind was blowing ..and the Autumn leaves are turning!! One of my favourite times of the year.

I thought it was a great opportunity to step outside with the camera and take a closer look at the leaves on the Pear tree for 5 mins…. joining in with Desley Jane’s Regular random this week.

Here’s what I saw…

…and the images below are in sequence of what I saw through the lens… a branch swaying, with dancing leaves.

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March is going by very quickly already!!  Hope you’re having a good month 🙂

Robyn x

Branding and logo design..

This week I’ve spent some time getting back to design, creating a logo and branding set.

I’ve had some fun playing with ideas… I do enjoy this!

Last month I was also asked by my (adult) son to work with him to create a logo for his site. The design was his (based on a suit of armour he created) – I really liked his idea… and this was the final result for his logo too. Fun!

boracyks-pa-logo-500

I’d like to do more of this.

Are you looking for a simple brand or logo?  I’d love to work with you.

I will eventually set up my etsy site again for this, but I’d like to see if there is any interest first. Let me know 🙂 I can be contacted here through my contact page.

Just a quick post and another hello from me!

 

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 🙂