Sunday, June 19, 2011

Achilles our three legged warrior!

Here is the latest addition to our family. Isn't he beautiful! He has won over all our hearts. This photo is made more gorgeous by Romy's beautiful 'Vintage Garden' presets for Lightroom. Check them out HERE.






I am having a blast with my Tiltshifting app for my itouch - I am just in love with the effects ... take a look below at some shots from last weekend.






I really fell in love with the photo below .... I decided it was time for a new look header. Den and I have even noticed that some TV shows (Downton Abbey) are using this effect. It's not 'depth of field', it's simply the complete focus on one element of the image with high saturation and contrast. I love this image below as I feel it encapsulates so much ... the bucket as the feature and representative of how hard Den and I work, the whole house, two cars and kids backgroud and capturing Katie mid flight in skipping was purely coincidentaly. Love it!







Queen's Birthday weekend saw us into the city ... some more Japanese for lunch and then a bit of a 'cake crawl' with time spent at Federation Square to see the buskers and entertainers.








Just wandering around taking in all the many things there are to see and do in town. I can't believe my kids are growing so much ... gosh they both look so tall in these phtoos.








I had to pull out my SLR for this shot below ... isn't it a classic! I just could not decide whether I like the colour or b/w version? What do you think?









12 comments:

esther_a said...

Thanks for the link to Romy's presets! They create a terrific warmth.

Sue said...

Morning Helen,

Achilles looks a very contented cat, love his colouring! I wish I had an iPhone, just so I could play with the amazing apps you can get for it ... maybe DH will pick up on my hints & buy me an upgrade for my birthday. LOL!

And as for your photo of the flower stall ... it's got to be the colour version for me, such a gorgeous array of colours!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend & have a great week ahead.

Hugs,
Sue
-x-

margote05 said...

Thank you for the link towards presets. They are magnificent!!! Quite as your photos moreover;) your new banner is gorgeous;) Achilles is very beautiful;) and for the photo of the stall of flowers, I do not know which I prefer. Both have the charm is are really very very beautiful! Hugs

Amy said...

Definetly colors! I can't believe you get colors that bright in your "winter". It's amazing how the kids grow isn't it? Sometimes I swear I see a difference from night to morning! Off to check out the presets.
Have a great week Helen!

Lulutoo said...

Great shots, Helen! I like both of the flower stall photos, but the color is my favorite. Achilles looks very healthy and well adjusted. Almost regal. LOL

Soco said...

Oh Helen, Achilles is so cute! :) Love your photos as usual! Your new header one is just amazing! What a great shot!!!
As for the flower stall photo, it will be the color version for me, love it!!!
P.S. I love that new preset by Romy too, isn't it gorgeous?

Romy (Studio Romy) said...

I think I like the color version: it emphasize the flowers and the guy holding the bouquet...

I love the two photos in the middle - what did you use on these?
also, I'm sure your family knows about you stalking them with the camera but still, I love when people seem to be unaware about it, like where they watch intently...

hats down, my friend!!

valC said...

how cute achille is... welcome 3 leg warrior ( love this nick name). I think I already told you how much I ove the "flower stand" shot... it is just .... GAH!!!!

and you header is... well made by helen, without any doubt!
so good to read you, hope you are fine.
((HUGS))
val

BearFamily said...

It has been a while since I visit your blog. Love your new kitty, what's his name? About the flower photo, I like the color one the most. Great to catch up your latest news in pictures. Your new blog header is also great, you still amaze me with your gorgeous photography!

BearFamily said...

It has been a while since I visit your blog. Love your new kitty, what's his name? About the flower photo, I like the color one the most. Great to catch up your latest news in pictures. Your new blog header is also great, you still amaze me with your gorgeous photography!

Leiko said...

Love the new blog header...thanks for the tip on the tilt-shift app!! Looks like loads of fun! Achilles is gorgeous! Hope you are well friend!

salamandre said...

Great shots, Helen! I like both lol
B&W because I'm fan... and the color version because your shot is perfect.
You're a great photographer, mon amie ;-)

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