Sunday, 20 November 2011

Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion’

Native to Central and Eastern China, this plant has insignificant pink flowers in the Summer which are followed by very brightly coloured purple fruit which stay on the stems after the leaves have fallen.  Great for winter colour.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

The prompts this week for Scavenger Hunt Sunday were:

Food - Purple - In Disguise - Shapes - Photographer's Choice

There is so much to learn with a DSLR and looking at the wonderful and varied photographic blogs the shots on display are awesome and some of the most interesting are those that have been digitally "enhanced".    I thought this week I would play around with effects, I hope they are acceptable and that you like them. 

These are my contributions: 


These were the last of my tomatoes for this year.  I showed this on my last post, I make no apologies for including it on Scavenger Hunt Sunday.  I softened the shot and added a red muted glow around the edge.


This was causing concern until a work colleague came to work dressed in purple, down to her diamond patterned tights.   Having added the purple vignette, the tights look blue, but I can assure you they were purple.


I had to scratch around for this one, and as we are allowed to use one photo from our archives, I chose the one of my grandson, at his recent 5th birthday.  He had a fancy dress party, and dressed as a Ninja.  In view of the fact that Batman is in the photo, I chose to use a "1960's Polaroid" effect.


This shape is part of a canal lock gate.  I liked the different shapes and thought it would be fun to turn it into a black and white photo.


I pondered on this for a long time, and had several to chose from.  This is a fabulous red Acer from Nymans Gardens in Sussex that I visited this afternoon.  So fresh off the camera and no editing, apart from a little sharpening.

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The last of the tomatoes 2011

Thursday, 3 November 2011

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