Vision: Fish fillet

Light, lines, colour, texture, shades



I am reading a book

Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David duChemin

David says:

“Vision- the more we engage the world, the clearer our vision becomes…

(The).. discipline of cramming your vision into a frame and make it fit. “

Beautiful nails

Stella, my daughter in law, is doing a course in nails and pedicure. I am a model to practice on. She did an excellent job with my nails.

These are my own nails. I think they look very cool for a beginner! What do you think?


I met Kaffe Fassett last night

Last night was an awesome night. My friend and I sat in the front row of the theatre where Kaffe Fassett explained how and why he started his knitting and patchwork designs and patterns.

He wore the same shirt as in the video clip.


It was a wonderful experience to hear him speak and look at the examples of his designs.

One Four Challenge – September Week 2

Visit Robyn’s blog for information on the challenge


week 2

I used Picmonkey to change the photo.

Brightness to 14, highlight 21,shadows 50, contrast -3

Frost sides.

Photo 101, Day Seventeen: Glass, squares

Taking photos through glass gives a different way of showing objects or gives an interesting point of view of the object.


From the inside
From the inside
From the outsde
From the outside

Photo 101, Day twelve: Architecture + monochrome

Monochrome is my favorite way of photographing.

Cheri says:

Today’s Tip: As we explored yesterday, color is a powerful element in photography. But let’s not forget black and white, or monochrome, which can be very dramatic! Black, white, gray, and shades in between interact in the frame in dynamic ways.


Palm tree tops

Monochrome can be very dramatic!

Photo 101, Day eleven : A pop of color

Today, pay attention to how color affects your images. Experiment with one color, and think about how to feature it prominently.

Today’s Tip: As you train your eye to look for color, keep it simple:

  • Choose one bold color against a neutral background, instead of several colors competing for attention in a scene.
  • Look for a strong color within a basic composition of uncomplicated lines — your pop of color will stand out more.
  • Continue to experiment with light and POV as you shoot color-as-subject — the color may transform as you move.
  • Don’t ignore soft, pastel shades — colors like mint and pink can make statements, too.
  • Juxtapose pastels with black and darker shades.
Blue and pastel pink
Blue and pastel pink

Soft pink brightens up the blue giving the windows and reflection a sparkle.

Yellow spots and bright orange
Yellow spots and bright orange

Orange brightens up the street and buildings

Yellow. Red spot in the blue
Yellow. Red spot in the blue

Calm and peaceful – pastel blue.

What do you think? Which color gives you the best feeling about the photo?

Your comment is appreciated!