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    Welcome to my new blog, I decided that I would change to Posts dated before March 27, 2008 are imported from my old blogger site. I was looking for a blog that is easily navigated around, and simple to update, I love the layout I can have here, with 2 side bars and tabs at the top for different subjects. I currently have an about me tab and a photography tab, Ill be looking to add recipes, and craft ideas shortly, so check back in to see what’s new regularly!
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Posts Tagged ‘nature’

An old photo.

Posted by MWPA on May 27, 2009

I have so many things I should be doing, but instead of doing them I am looking back through the last yar at the photo’s I have taken. Its great to see how I have improved, I cant belive how many pictures that I thought were great at the time actually are terrible and not focussed corrrectly due to me using the wrong settings, I am reeditting a few pictues too, just to see if any are savable, here is one that a little bit of editing changed completely, this is my new desktop background!



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Today is…

Posted by MWPA on January 22, 2009

Abstract natureA house work day, I have decided I want to spring clean-even though its not quite spring yet. I want to rearange the craft room, to utalise the space in there, as it is a small room , and with all my junk in it, it feels alot smaller! If I get all the spring cleaning doe, I am going to go to the dollar store and see if I can pick up some valentine day props for my photography prject and maybe stop in at the craft store next door and buy some fabrics for back grounds.

Its quite a cold day today, although not as cold as it was last night,the sun is shining, which makes it feel a tiny bit warmer than it really is. I am looking forward to the spring weather, when I can go out side with just a hoodie and jeans on, and be plenty warm enough taking pictures-right now, my hands may freeze to the camera when I am outside!

Todays picture was taken a couple of weeks ago at Sandy Bottom Nature Park I focused on the branches and let the water go out of focus-this kind of out of focus is called Bokeh. The lighter spots are the suns reflection on the water, I like how the branches have a tiny bit of light high lighting them.

Well I supose I must stop wasting ime by blogging and get to work on this cleaning frenzie that is going to be done, I am going to turn the music up loud, sing and dance while I clean!

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Before and After….

Posted by MWPA on September 30, 2008

I went to the local park today to get some fresh air and exercise on my day off…I of course took my camera! One of my favorite pictures that I took turned out to be a single blade of grass, here is the original picture and the edited version.

The edited version has slight color adjustments, sharpening and noise reduction, which are all common adjustments when shooting in RAW format. I used my sigma 70-300 APO Macro DG lens on My Canon 30d with a tripod, it was quite breezy so alot of my pictures had some motion blur, which is why I particularly liked th e sharpness of this picture. Dont forget you can click the picture to view it at full size.


And After:

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Vacation Time

Posted by MWPA on August 28, 2008

Well as many of you know my parents and sister are visiting Will and I in Virginia, They arrived Tuesday evening and will be heading to Washington DC on Monday to catch their flight back to England.

Yesterday was our first full day with them and we tried to do some fun stuff even though the weather was gray and nasty, we went to Newport News Park and then to WIlliamsburg to visit the Yankee Candle Store – which is huge! and then to the Prime outlet mall where I bought a tshirt some sneakers and Will bought a couple of things in the Timberland store.

While walking in Newport News park not even 15 minutes into our walk I really had to use the restroom, of course there was no restroom nearby, and to get to one would involve walking back to the car-which only my dad could drive-due to the rental agreement and everyone was moaning at me, so I ended up finding a secluded spot and using it, which was extremely embarrassing! I cant remember the last time I had to do that…

While walking we stopped often to take pictures and a few times we caught glances of the wildlife, Will was walking ahead and told us to be quiet as there were a small herd of deer grazing, after they saw us they ran , but didn’t run to far and I was able to sneak up and get some pictures, they were about 50 meters away.

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Canon 30d with the Sigma 70-300 APO DG Macro Lens, mode set to manual F/5.0, 1/125seconds with ISO set to 640, focal length 168.

For post processing I applied a high pass layer set to soft light and reduced the noise on a separate layer with a reduced opacity. This image is also cropped.

I have other photos to add from the trip to the park, but Ill do that later.

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A New Favourite

Posted by MWPA on June 17, 2008

I took this picture a few weeks ago while visiting the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, there was somthing about the trees that really captured my eye, I converted the original into black and white and gave it a boarder-its now my computer background. (click to see it bigger)

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