Yesterday I had a critical failure of my tripod head and clamp which resulted in my camera detaching itself and bouncing onto the concrete floor 5 feet below!!
Lens is shot and both have been sent to Canon for assessment and repair.
Will be calling the insurance company today!
I wish I could say that the new posting interface is an improvement but it is NOT – I used to be able to put a link in on an image so you could view a big version and now it appears I can’t. Thanks WordPress!
(I checked the WP post about this – turns out you can in a VERY unintuitive way – pls click on the image above to see the BIG version)
Week 3 of the One Four Challenge is amongst us – I have been busy painting doorways and skirting boards in preparation for the last of my carpet to be replaced on Thursday so I am a few days behind.
This week I took my original image, put it onto a white background, masked then painted with watercolour brushes for a nice water colour effect. I then took the image into Impression and added a painted layer on top, mostly just to increase the colour intensity back to how the original photo had been processed.
Still trying to get that feeling of building up water colour layers, its harder than you would think!
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So things have been busy happening for me in Real Life lately, and one of those things is I am having surgery early December and will be having a 4-6 week recovery time minimum.
Don’t worry, its all good, its corrective and my quality of life will hopefully vastly improve afterwards – after a long long wait it has all happened kind of quickly so a lot of things need to be sorted in a short period of time.
So expect to see a few scheduled reposts for a while, I will not be able to sit at my computer and type for at least a couple of weeks I will imagine. Having had two lots of laparoscopic surgery before I have a fair idea of what to prepare for, and this is much more major than last time.
Good news is I have all the sick leave I need to cover from work and we close down for 3 weeks over Xmas for holidays and Jan is usually very quiet, so the timing is as good as it could be.
I am not looking forward to the initial recovery but am SO EXCITED to finally be on the right path to being healthy and happy and have control of my body again!
Today’s Image is created from content from my Awake course – its called Technology Evolves. I hope you enjoy it.
The 2nd edition of Dynamic Range has been released today and I have another article in it – this time Four Tips on Composition.
I have seen the finished work and its AMAZING – lots of wonderful articles photos from talented ladies from around the world. There is bound to be something of interest and its such an affordable price too at $5 AUD
Available to be purchased as a download from HERE – payment via PAYPAL
Please share this information where all women photographers of discernment are likely to be found (everywhere of course!)
Thanks to Leanne Cole and the team who work hard behind the scenes to polish our words into something to be proud of!
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Week 2 of the Nov One Four Challenge, this month being hosted by Nic (click here for details if you are new to the challenge)
I often find myself doing a BW conversion in this week, not entirely sure why. For my lemur image I wanted to capture all the wonderful texture and tones in his fur and make him more of a highlight of the image.
To be honest I did this two weeks ago and have forgotten exactly what I did. In essence I took the image into Nik Silver Efex and found a preset I liked – I think this is Fine Art Harsh. Then I played with toning down the background, adding vignette and burn around the edges.
Annoyingly there is a bright white spot just above his head I didn’t notice at the time!
Because the lemur is so brightly lit against the now darker background, this image has more depth and interest. The lemur looks almost regal on his throne :)
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After dithering about it for a while, I finally created a facebook page for myself as a photographer and digital artist.
A different medium to share my images and artistic style, with the possibility of getting commissioned work from it.
Please pop over and say Hi!
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I wrote this post in the weekend and then right at the end WordPress hiccuped and I lost the whole thing :( At that point I sulked and then got so busy playing with my new Wacom Intuos5 Pro tablet I forgot about the challenge!
We are in November (where has the year gone?) for the One Four Challenge where Nic is hosting for us this month – details and challenge info here
My image for the month is the very last image I took at Melbourne Zoo when I visited back in 2010 and found this wonderful fluffy lemur sunbathing in a very zen manner.
No fancy stuff for this week, has been edited in Lightroom using several daylight presets I purchased recently and punching up the warmth, colour and vibrance to bring out the lovely colours and texture in his fur.
This image now provides the base for which I will base coming weeks on.
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