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Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

A free spirit will find itself amongst the daily rigmorale of everyday life.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

I am not very urban. I grew up in the country in a small rural environment. Photos of the streets where I grew up would include farms, fruit trees, dirt tracks, river views and lots of open space filled with Mallee scrub. I thought it best to try to photograph the area I now live which is in the city.

I left the house last night.

You might think that is neither here nor there, but for a mum with two small kids that is like travelling to Mars for a cup of coffee. Anyway, while I was out I thought I had better seize the day (or night in this instance).

My iphone gets a bit grainy at night, but you can see them well enough. I know you’re not supposed to edit them, but that last one needed black and white or the trolley got lost. Sorry.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

As I said earlier, I have been plagued by the general disappointment of my first effort for merge. It was OK.

While the boys napped this afternoon I ran outside determined to get something better for merge.

I thought about photography styles and how I could merge two things that didn’t naturally go together and come up with something at least a bit harmonious. I had my yard and my house to work with. My house (with two young boys in it) is FULL of toys. I thought I would see if I could combine them harmoniously into my yard.

Here they are.

Flowering agave.

Alternate view of the flowering agave.

Ladybug on agave.

I am…satisfied. Now I can sleep.

Weekly Photo Challenge: merge

After looking into the photographer that set the theme of merge this week, I understood it to ask to combine two things that might not traditionally go together and see what the resulting photo would be. I thought that was a GREAT challenge! As often happens I had a few ideas, none that were practical for me to achieve with my kids in tow in a week! I had to set aside my desire to find a couple getting married and ask them to go and have a coffee at a cafe in a busy street so I could photograph them and consider what I could actually achieve. I actually couldn’t even leave the house because it was pouring with rain outside and my kids would want to come. I had a look at some different photography styles to consider what I could merge and left my kids in the lounge room to play. I came back to a MESS! In the 15minutes I had done research they had played with EVERY toy and the result looked like a bomb had gone off in my livingroom. I decided to take a photo of the chaos from up high and see if I could turn them into miniatures like in tilt shift photography.

I had NO IDEA how to do that having only first heard of it in the 15minutes I was on the computer. As I always do I found a tutorial on how it was done here and set about turning my mini tornadoes into miniature.

To be honest if I had other options I would not be sharing this as it doesn’t really seem like a good photo or example, but I am a bit worried that with two sick boys, bad weather and a challenging theme I will have nothing done by the end of the week so here it is.

An average household scene in miniature.

I still live in hope that I can find a free minute and do better than that. I always live in hope.

I am…off to clean up the livingroom.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

This is Cowboy Piggy Piggy. I got him from my bank. Although he was technically for kids I asked if I could have him and they must have thought I looked like I find saving difficult. As you can see Cowboy Piggy Piggy is completely empty. I thought if I put a coin in him then reasonably I should come back in 24hrs, take off his nose and money should come spilling out everywhere and I would be rich. Problem is he doesn’t! He must be defective.


F is for fungus

The Weekly Photo Challenge is growth this week and I said I would try to combine my August Alphabet Challenge with the wordpress one at least once a week.

So here it is.

F is also for food. This particularly delicious fruit meringue pie was given to us when we dropped in on some friends. YUM!

It is also for flower. This one was found on some particularly interesting foliage.

I am…fascinated by F.