Monday, 4 July 2011

365 Day Project: Day 25: July 2nd: ‘Ritual’

An undercover shot sneaked through the strings of my hammock at a party hosted by Everyone's An Artist on Saturday evening...I think I managed to grab it without disturbing them...eeep!

I had a bit of fun with this one, to accent the weirdness of it - as if that were possible or necessary! As well as adding a vignette and box, motion and gaussian blurs I applied a slight 'fisheye' effect and a dash of cross-processing.

And yes, you'll always find me snapping pictures at's the perfect excuse for not dancing/socialising/drinking...and it keeps me happy and entertained to boot!

Sunday, 3 July 2011

365 Day Project: Day 24: July 1st: ‘Patience’

365 Day Project: Day 24: July 1st: ‘Patience’

This delightful trio of poster dogs for the phrase 'patience is a virtue' caught my eye (not to mention my heart strings!) as we were walking home through the local supermarket car park - they just looked so adorable...! It was extremely difficult to choose a shot, because they just looked so lovely in all of them! In fact, I'll let you in on a little secret - this image is a Photoshopped merge of two photos, which I couldn't resist having a play with in order to get all three dogs with their eyes open...I'm really pleased with the result - it took me ages, but I genuinely can't see the 'joins', so I'm happy that it was worth it...

In a bizarre and pleasantly quirky twist of 'fate' - call it synchronicity if you will - which I choose to look upon as life demonstrating once again its love of playing games with us all, I later discovered that the owner of these lovely dogs is an ex-Puma helicopter pilot trainer. Really, you couldn't make it up! Hope you like the photo, Angus :o)

Friday, 1 July 2011