La Luna continued…

One of the nice things about having a new laptop, is the opportunity to review and play with some old pictures. Now I’ve cleaned this up, I really like the hint of the full body of the moon, and the subtle effect of the branches.

An Audience of One…

Now talking to the plants (or swearing in my case) is one thing…but playing the guitar?!? Here is Uncle Paul retuning The Boy‘s guitar to some obscure key.

Maisie seemed to be enjoying it. I thought this fuzzy, saturated pic. looked rather ‘painterly’.

After the Rain

I went up to the Technogarret to check my email, and was taken by the fresh beauty after the rain. I couldn’t resist taking some snaps with my ‘phone. I love Elsie and Freida’s gardens – they are redolent of time when a garden was about growing produce. I guess, the circle turns, and we’re all going back to it now.

I wish these pictures could give you an idea of how fresh and green everything is.

All the trees on the Queen St side are wonderfully lush and verdent.

The clouds looked fantastic.

I’m not sure if they’re better in black and white or not.

‘Black’ Tulip Revisited…

None of these tulips came up this year…so I’ve revisited last year’s pictures.

Bit of saturation…
…bit of tinting…
…bit of focal black and white…an improvement on nature, if such a thing is possible.

Fun with a Lily

These grow everywhere on Madeira – it’s quite lovely. However, I found it impossible to take a snap without over exposing it.

So…I decided to play with that and this is the result. I find this image both seductive and kinda scary…(who does that remind me of….?)

Working on Introspection (updated)

I took this self-portrait a little while ago. It was a time when I was very unhappy, and I wanted to emphasise how raw I was feeling.

[As requested here is a crop of the colour picture for comparison.]

Now, I admit I’m a monchrome girl, but I think this version is more powerful (although it does bring out my freckles) – what do YOU think?

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I had a short chat with Graham the other night about ‘real’ black and white as opposed to the back and white you can ‘make’ in digital processing. Black and white film has a lovely grain, that you just can’t reproduce.

However, I’m quite pleased with how this has turned out.

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La Luna

I took this in the afternoon, when I was out on a canal cruise to Enslow (see blog passim). After a little techical jiggery-pokery, it looks rather good.

I’ve fiddle with the contrast, slammed it into back & white and added a slight tint.

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