So here I am.....week one....reminding myself to stop, breathe deeply and just be still for a few moments every day.
For me, photography is about noticing the little things around me. These poppy seed heads from last year are so tiny; it would be easy to just dismiss them and put them in the compost bin.
But they are incredibly beautiful, like tiny minarets......or ancient writing tools :-)
The background is one of my mixed-media background papers.
Textures over the top.....Kim's 'Fully' and 'Februarymagicedges'.
Here's the link to Kim's class.....
And here they are again with a little Photoshop layering and altering...... and one of my inky background papers.
Thanks to my blogging friends, I've recently discovered the joys of Hipstamatic on my iPad and iPhone.
I downloaded it months ago but couldn't get to grips with it....but over the past week I have persevered and now it's my favourite app. Yes, even more than Waterlogue :-)
The basic app was free, but I have bought a couple of add on packages. Basically you can change the lens and the film to get different effects and build up favourite 'recipes'. Or you can just shake the camera up and down and get a random pairing!
These examples use 'Melodie' lens and 'Dream Canvas' film. My favourite combo up to now.
More to come soon......