Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hanging rock reworked in photoshop

Today was spent heading out the door at 8am and heading up to the macedon area, firstly going to Clarkefield which is home to the coach and horses inn and stables which is beleived to be one o the most haunted buildings in victoria. It wasnt open so luckily i didnt get to go inside. Took a photo but it wasnt that stunning.

Next I headed over to Hanging Rock which is a volcanic formation and the setting for the book by Joan Lindsay called Picnic at hanging rock. Whether the story was true or not I still remember seeing the film in the 1970's and climbing the rock I got the eerie feeling that the movie gave accross, now where did those 5 girls dissapear to. I had my Latte fix before climbing the rock and then when finished it was midday so stopped for lunch at the cafe as well, what a beautiful lunch it was, corn and zucchini fritters with a avocado dressing. I left there and attempted to photograph the whole of the rock, there is only one road you get a good view of the whole rock.

I left Hanging rock and headed to the Mount Macedon memorial cross, took a few photos of the cross. by this time it was very hot and I decided to indulge myself and stopped at the memorial cafe and had a glass of hanging rock chardoonay on the deck overlooking the views. This was so relaxing and is something i love doing, heading out to new places and tasting the local produce and wine and just relaxing and taking in the surroundings. Yes i know it would be nice to have someone to do this with but all my reinds are married/ in relationships and have kids so they don't have the time to do this with me. As for doing it with a partner, after the last short lived relatinship where i booked a nice weekend away at castlemaine at a B & B and ended up that night with crippling stomach pains and the guy involved sat watching tv and then went to bed.
I found out the next week that it was a lung infection. Needless to say that night was the finish of what was slowly turning into for me a boring shortlived relationship and his lack of compassion for me that night just nailed the ending of it.

By 3pm the heat had gotten to me so i headed home to airconditioned comfort and to relax for the night. Also to catch up on emails with a freind, he knows who he is.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

editied version 3

edited version

Monday, December 24, 2007

Herronswood House
Picture taken yesterday by me.

Herronswood House

picture taken yesterday by my 10yo daughter.

Merry Xmas

Merry Xmas to all.

Yesterday I recieved my first xmas gift from my good freinds Steve, Bernadette and her kids. They gave me a beautiful silver necklace with a crystal pendant. Bernie said this was to make up for me no longer having a necklace I can wear, I was given one a few months ago by a then guy I was seeing, given to me with what i thought where true intentions only to find out couple of weeks later that he was not as caring or sensual as i first thought and the minute i got a little annoyed with him about his inability to let me know when he wasnt going to turn up to prearranged dates it ended.

My children gave me there gift today, a big basket full of bath items, such as bubble bath bah scrubs etc, as I love having relaxing baths this is very welcome. For me thought the giving of gifts isnt such a big deal its about showing or feelings for the ones we love.

Have a great xmas everyone.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

For Lois (bw)

For Lois


my freinds I must direct you to a good freind of mine. i took a great pic on the weekend but it laked oooomphf. sadly i cant upload the pic that he photoshopped for me but pls go look at his website you will not be dissapointed.

please have a look

Thursday, December 13, 2007

life at the moment

work is very busy, social life is quite, love life hmmm what is a love life. Spending as much spare time as i can out taking photos which i love doing.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Photo editing

Portsea Sunrise

Copy adjusted using curves to darken the image

Original only cropped.

I am spending some time trying to teach myself more about photo editing, mot getting very far but have worked on an image i took the other week. Wil post both the cropped original and the version i jsut reworked.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Latest photo efforts

Red Door Series

Sorrento Sunrise

Lavendulla Farm

what a month

November was a busy and not so healthy month for me, almost mirrored last years october. Started out with me having cramping in my bowel stomach area and a bloated stomach. All was fine until 2 weeks later when i was due to go to Castlemaine for the weekend, the friday at work i suddenly at 3pm got the bad pains in my left side of stomach again, the people at work told me to go home and rest. by late that night the pain was only mild and so the Saturday morning i woke feeling ok and headed of to Castlemaine, stopping along the way to take some pictures. After having a nice steak and veges at the local pub i headed back to the B & B for a quiet night but by 10pm i was in so much stabbing pain i was screaming. Nothing I could do I couldnt drive and local hospital was closed for the night so i had to sit it out till it subsided enough at 2am to get some sleep and heading straight home at 8am the next day in no mod for taking pics. Monday i went straight to my docs and she referred me to a specialist and he sent me immediately for scans last week and i will see him on tuesday for the results. He is not sure what it is but is looking at the bowels and my lungs. So I should know what it is this week. Still have pain if i take a deep breath or sneeze and sometimes when i eat.

Will add some of my latest photos next.