A little hello

Well, it’s been 3 months since my last post and it feels nice to be here again and I hope you enjoy the update. Max arrived safely on the 15th January, and we have all been enjoying and getting used to the new family dynamics that a newborn brings. Rufus is such a sweet and kind boy to his brother, he is very natural with him.

Anyway, the main reason I got my camera out was to take some photographs of the spring flowers blooming here in Kent, for my dear friend Kathryn of Secrets of a Butterfly.    We had been talking about our favouirte flowers, in particular the healing properties of the beautiful little white clusters of Stitch wort, that often grow here alongside the bluebells.  I hope you like the photographs.

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Last chance!

Maybe a bit of a dramatic title there, but sweet little Max is now overdue. I am tired and grumpy and need my mobility back!!!! I also decided that it was now or never concerning the maternity photos even if it was freezing cold.

So we went to my favorite place and Matt took some photos of me, I would of been too embarrassed with anyone else! The ones of us together are courtesy of a self timer and fence posts. It’s a shame little Rufus didn’t want to join us but he was too snug in the warm at Nana’s house!

Love & Light x

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Winter light and evening walks.

Managed to get out with my camera again for the first time in ages and I was loving the winter sunlight. Not long to go before my due date now….8 weeks! Yikes.

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Clifftop trainspotting on a summer evening.

One of our favorite places to go on a summers evening is along the clifftops. We get to see the trains running below while we play football until the sun goes down.

I wanted to take my camera for the first time in a long while, just to experiment and shoot the flowers.  It just so happened that my family were more co-operative when my camera wasn’t firmly attached to my mug! And so I took these photos within a different mindset, chilled out and from a place of gratefulness for the moment.  I really do find practicing a ‘quick draw’ technique is especially helpful when photographing Rufus because I can talk to him and be in the moment…then bang! Just took your perfectly framed and in focus photo with my quick draw action. And he didn’t even have time to realise and inevitably run off! Well that’s what I am learning  since taking a break from photography.  So give it a try, practice the ninja shot!

Also, I have never really used actions or presets to edit so I may do a little tutorial as to how I do a basic tidy up with a picture. Actually I’ll just tell you now as it is darn easy. I duplicate the image and go into blending options and select ‘screen’. That’s about it. If I need to sharpen up a picture I duplicate the image and go to Filters>Other>highpass and have it at about 11-30%. I then go to blending options and select soft light or hard light. Sometimes I go over the whole of this layer with the eraser, just leaving the subject sharpened.

Hope that was helpful, do let me know! And I hope you enjoy this mini photo series.

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Muddy Puddles & rainbow wellies!

It’s been months and months since I picked up my camera. Winter does that too you don’t you think?  But on a family walk I decided to bring out my faithful camera and try to get some shots of how quickly Rufus has grown since the last time I photographed him. He is such a dude, and pulled lots of funny faces at me when ever I asked for a smile. So I had to be a ninja photographer and get the secret smiles of pure muddy puddle joy, that he just couldn’t hide! IMG_8588IMG_8610IMG_8587IMG_8597IMG_8617IMG_8536IMG_8531IMG_8595IMG_8569IMG_8557IMG_8545

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An Autumn Walk

I have been bloody miserable of late, and it is no coincidence that the weather has too. I’m pretty sure we are all feeling the winter blues!

So when a chilly, but bright sunlight filled day came about, I needed it. I hope you can tell from the pictures how beautiful the place was and how much I appreciated being there.

How have you all been? Looking forward to Christmas?  Take care lovelies xxx

A little Project

A little series of my favorite things along the hedgerows.

Vintage Rose Garden, Free Printable Prettiness

Hello there :) I found this lovely print a while back and whilst re-framing it I discovered it was a mass-produced print on textured paper. I love it anyway, and hope you do too lovelies xxx

I hope you enjoy this free vintage wallpaper, use it how ever you wish.  It can be downloaded by clicking on the picture below and then saving the file.