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Composites in Photoshop

I wanted to practice making composite images, mainly for websites. I took a series the other night to celebrate the rolliness of E. Here are the results.

BLOG Composite 1 BLOG Composite 2


Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Life

Scenes from my everyday life.

I am lucky as a SAHM (Stay At Home Mum) that I have the flexibility to take my kids on adventures or mini holidays in different places. I get bored just staying at home (I am about as far from a domestic goddess that you could possibly get) so I tend to find excursions to go on and my husband is the same so we often go of ‘adventuring’ on weekends. While we were out working on our echoes bouncing off the cliff on the other side of the river a man who was out for his exercise in a canoe came into view. After I nearly jumped up and down like a little kid with excitement at the possibility of taking his photo I composed myself and the image and took a few shots. The river was flowing so fast I found it hard to keep up. I don’t think he was expecting the paparazzi on the riverbank!

Out for some exercise on the river. I can’t think of a much better way to exercise, although with the strength of the current I bet he was glad he wasn’t trying to go the other way!
E was yelling his echoes at the cliff on the other side of the river. What does a 2 year old yell at a cliff? He was yelling the lyrics to Pearl Jam’s song Fixer! That is his Dad’s doing. As his favourite band, he has somehow managed to get E to be obssessed with Pearl Jam (and Michael Franti as well).
Everyday life for the river birds. Sitting on a stick looks pretty relaxing. According my my husband the funniest part of this image was watching me ‘sneak’ up on them to get the shot. Think of an elephant trying to imitate a sugar plum fairy. Tip toe, trip over, slight swearing underbreath, check camera is OK, remember the birds, look up to make sure they are still there, resume tip toeing like a ninja! I DID get to them without them leaving. This was taken after I made a noise ON PURPOSE to get them to fly. Woohoo!
This is part of MY everyday life. Looking at that face daily makes my heart sing.

Photography: A few portraits of E

We can’t forget E. He is more elusive where photography is concerned. His favourite game is looking at me until I take a photo and turning away at the last minute. Hilarious E.

I love my boys toes. Little people feet are endlessly fascinating to a Mum.

This is E digging in my potplant. Precisely where he is NOT allowed to dig..and he knows it. Luckily for him in this instance Mum was more interested in working out her lens’ and manual settings so he got away with it. Don’t tell him I secretly think its kind of funny.

This is E ‘shaving’. I love his imagination.

I am…in love.

Go forth and multiply…pyjamas.

I have had a few sewing projects I have been meaning to put on here and haven’t got around to it. Here is the other one.

I needed to get my son some pyjamas as he has just had a growth spurt. He spurted right into a bigger clothing size. Well, boys pyjamas are frankly uninspiring. Its like the designers went ‘let’s make great girls designs, colourful, interesting…what about boys? well there is this grey material or perhaps another set of skulls in blue or black?’ Bleurggghhhhh (insert fake vomit here)

So with that I decided to make some. Pants no problem. Top…hang on that looks harder than I had thought…make a pattern???? um……ok?

I did.

I am exceedingly proud of the fact that the pyjamas did not fall off, or apart and that despite being not perfect, they were given the stamp of approval when E refused to take them off.


I do have another pair to make, but I need to recover from the trauma of my first fiddly pattern making exercise before I go there again. Kind of like having babies…only completely different.

July Photo Challenge: Colour Series – Red, 22. ‘sand in my pocket’

On our recent trip to the beach (in Winter mind you) my son E immediately lay on the ground and did a sand angel. The result of playing on the beach for an hour was a pocket full of sand and a healthy coating all over to boot. I love that he has no concept of what he “should” do. Sometimes I have to stop myself before I say “No” out of habit and assess whether there is really a valid reason to stop him.

I am… suprisingly unphased at the idea of that going into the car?!!

Portrait Photography: A few shots from yesterday’s adventure.

We went to Port Elliot to the beach at Horseshoe Bay yesterday. These are a few of the shots of the boys. They LOVED it by the way. We had planned on going from there to Granite Island at Vistor harbour, but E had such a good time, by the time we left the beach we had to go home for bed.  Granite Island another day.