Monday, 23 January 2012

Final Lesson

 Well, we have reached the final lesson in Kat's Find Your Eye class. I have to say it has been an eye opening class. Makes you look and assess your pictures.   

I have transferred a lot of pictures to my inspiration folder and studied them to try and find a common theme. 

The main themes I have identified are light, reflection and water. 
Somebody told me most of my pictures had water in them somewhere - I hadn't realised it before but she was right.

On of my most favourite things to photograph is flowers and using macro is great as you get right into the heart of the flower.

Beautiful light add to much to a picture and I am always on the lookout for it.

I also love reflections - the clearer the better. The picture below was taken at a break we had at 
Pitlochry. It was a beautiful Autumn day and the water was very still.

Now, I'm not very good at putting what I want to say into words, so I've not found this part of the exercise very easy.  But it has definately made me think a lot more about my pictures.

 I have really enjoyed doing these lessons and I thank Kat and the rest of the girls for their input and comments.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Familiar Subject

The next lesson from Kat's Find Your Eye was to take 50 shots of a familiar subject.
My daughter had her 17th birthday on Monday and one of the gifts she received was this beautiful mirrored jewellery box and bracelets. 
As soon as I saw them I wanted to photograph them. I love reflections and I thought this might make a good subject. I took more than 70 shots - I nearly didn't know when to stop lol.
It's amazing where the time goes when you get engrossed in what you are doing.  Anyway here are my favourites - I hope you like them

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Why Do I Take Pictures?

A few weeks a was very lucky to win a competition on Lisa blog 

The prize was a place on   Kat's Find Your Eye Course .  So  I started this new blog to chart my progress through it. 
Here is my first entry - Why Do I Take Pictures?

 Good question!!!

I used to take lots of pictures when my 3 girls were wee. I did this so I could have a memory of them growing up. So I suppose that answers that one. 

To keep memories alive.

 There is nothing like a picture to conjure up a memory be it a holiday, birthday or a  special day you want to never forget.

However together with that I now like to take photographs of things that I think are visually pleasing - at least to me. Like flowers, landscapes and sunsets.

Here are a few I took over the last year.

I really love to take pictures - I have an awful lot to learn but they say practice makes perfect - so I should get there hopefully :))
I welcome any feed back and comments.