Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #20- Sunsets and windmills in Nalliers, France

windmill sunset 3 windmill sunset 6 windmill sunset 5 windmill sunset 4 windmill sunset windmill sunset 2 Check out more sky watch friday images here: These are a few photos that my boyfriend took in Nalliers, Vendee, France this weekend. I have cropped and enhanced colours a little, but not loads! The windmills form part of a set of about 18 in a long line that crosses the main road through Nalliers. If you look closely on the first and last photos you can actually see the light bulb on the top of the wind mill that flashes red to warn aeroplanes and the like. These were taken using a 55-250mm EFS telephoto lens and the Canon 450D.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sky Watch Friday #20 - Sunset at Work

Photograph of Sunset at Dudman Cement Works Photograph of Sunset at Dudman Cement Works 3 Photograph of Sunset at Dudman Cement Works 2 Check out more sky watch friday pictures here : The sunsets have started to look really beautiful in the evenings and I just had to take some pictures this time round. This is the view from my office, a cement works right on the Itchen river, Southampton. It doesn't appear that pretty at first glance but as dusk draws in, it turns into something completely different and I love it! These pictures have been cropped and adjusted in Paint Shop Pro, but nothing major, the sky really did look that lovely, I just tried to do it justice and enhance the colours a bit.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Rainbow appearing at work

rainbow in the sky

Something beautiful happened today at work, it made me smile and brightened my day. Unfortunately, I didn't have my Canon DSLR with me so had to use the company's Casio point and click. Not bad, but really wish I'd had my own camera!

Monday, November 03, 2008

White Daisy on blurred green background

White daisy on bright green background
This was one of my first photos with the Canon, I processed it in Paint Shop Pro and got a really nice deep, green background going on but the daisy sayed pretty clear too. I like it.

purple flower on black and white background

beautiful purple flower on black and white background
I absolutely love this flower but have no idea what it is! It has amazing colours, so I tried making it stand out more by converting the background to black and white in paint shop pro. It is a truly beautiful yet strange flower.

Strange House on a Misty Morning

very pretty looking house on a misty morning This is a photo I took of the house across the road from me, as seen from the sideway of my house. It has always intrigued me as it almost looks like it has a turret or something. It just doesn't look the same as the other houses round here. This has been processed in dphdr software.

Green Praying Mantis

close up shot of a big, bright green praying mantis This is a picture of a praying mantis that I spotted on the wall at our place in France. I managed to get fairly close but I was too scared to get closer! I don't know if they bite or anything and it looked a bit mean with those pointy front claws! I didn't quite get the bokeh right on this one, but it's not a bad shot really considering I was so freaked out by it.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

My Cat - Buzz

My cat Buzz looking cute and pensive My cat Buzz having a roll around in the garden My cat Buzz looking silly! This is my cat Buzz in a couple of cute poses. He hates having his photo taken so these are rare, decent shots! He is great to photograph when he lets me though as I think he is quite a photogenic creature.