Saturday, March 10, 2012

New clothes, Starry nights, Basket cases and Charlie

The possibilities to enhance this linen/viscose "canvas" are endless. Hmm - fabric paints or embroidery?

Full moons and Starry Nights - taken about 11.30pm
This one taken on auto setting

As manual as I could go on my camera f2.8, ISO 64, Exposure bias 2 steps (+1), WB - custom (camera setting), Exposure time 8 seconds. Couldn't find my tripod adaptor so put camera on a fence post and held it steady! Took a few tries for a decent shot.

Basket case...well, old fruit bowl that was being thrown away! I think she's repurposed it :).
RIP Charlie:  Autumn 2003 - 09/03/2012. 
A good working dog and Neal's mate. (stock photo)


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ordinary things to remember...

60/366 and 61/366
What some farm kids do on hot days after school

A trip to the doctor's can be enjoyed more if you have time to stop and check out the view.......

......though it does have the odd hazard!

Ensuring I still have a way of replacing those baby photos taken at the chemist's photo days 12 years ago  

Some scrapbooking I wanted to do while it was still fresh in my mind


Saturday, March 3, 2012

"Mountains" and Moggies

The western paddock beside the house. 

Lovely walk down the above paddock but it's a heck of a climb back up!

The old dairy shed on the neighbours hill 

A bit of beyond the page scrapbooking :D

I did it again - left the car windows open - but this time it's the well in the dash that is just the right size.


Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Restricting Comments and Shaping

Firstly - Apologies to the rare anonymous commenters who have left appreciative comments. Unfortunately, because of a person called Jason - whose comment I deleted as it was trying to encourage me to visit a site that requires payments; whose links I did not follow  - I have restricted comments to those who are Google bloggers or those with Open ID. Open ID allows those with a Typepad, Wordpress etc blogs to comment and for me to be able to reply or to visit their blog if I wish. Just like I can with Google bloggers.
I left a reply for Jason under the post he commented on and if he wishes to become a follower and also apologises for leaving unsolicited free advertising on my blog he is welcome. However he will be blocked if he "tries it on" again as will anyone else who is thinking of trying to make money out of MY hobby!

Advice from friends is different :D.

As tomorrow is the start of a new month I'll be able to post some more photos as the shaping won't be in operation anymore. Thanks for your patience.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Macro in the garden...and shopping

51/366 One of my favourite flowers

52/366 My favourite flower - beautiful smell and no hayfever :) 

53/366 My favourite eating flower! 

54/366 Then there's other foods you need to buy.... 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Word Verification - bah!

Photos later but I'm posting this on my blogs as it really annoys me and I'm not normally one to post whinges on my blogs!

Thanks to The Run*A*Round Ranch for use of this image and also thanks to The Crafter'sApprentice for the post that helped me locate it.

I haven't been on blogger for about 5 days and then I'm faced with having to decipher gobbledegook - two lots of it - when I do leave comments on some blogs! I use satellite broadband because that is all I can have in rural Australia, apart from dial-up - which translates to 'useless' here, so it is quite expensive and also regulated by weather changes as extensive cloud cover or electrical storms can render it inoperable. Therefore my online time has limits to it that I don't like to waste. I didn't mind word verification previously and I can understand bloggers not wanting spam and not wanting to moderate their blogs but this latest stunt by Blogger is ridiculous. I'm joining the above blogs in the protest against the new word verification as I can't always decipher them and it wastes my time and my patience.
Please join us by removing Word Verification from your blog.

From blogger DASHBOARD click on SETTINGS, then click on COMMENTS and scroll down almost to the bottom of the page where you will find Show word verification for comments? Select the No option.
If you are concerned about spam then select one of the Comment Moderation options in the section above the word verification section. I did.
Alternatively you can select Registered Users option at the top of the COMMENTS page beside the WHO CAN COMMENT?

Either or both should protect you from spam or unwanted anonymous comments.


Monday, February 20, 2012

Trip to Sydney

After overnighting at parents house, so I could have an early start, I was treated to Maggie hopping in the door for a bit of breakfast.

Sydney Entertainment Centre - Friday 17.02.2012
Fluked this one as I was trying to catch the drummer, Pelle, when the picture on the screen started changing. I didn't know until after I'd taken it as the shutter speed was about 20. Couldn't have managed a better shot if I'd planned it :D

I took the photo of this clock from outside the hotel, not realising this was the Central Station Clock until I arrived there to catch the train home. Great Landmark!

Being a bit tired to remember to take photos on Sunday I thought I'd put in a couple of "Views from the train". Considering the time these were taken I think it's around Wingham. I'd not long woken up :). Pity the windows were so grotty or I could have had some nice pics.

Hope you enjoyed these!
Robyn :)