Sunday, October 31, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Between baking Halloween cookies and getting ready for Trick and Treating, I had no time to post it earlier, but at last I could sit down and edit some photos, so here is my today's entry



MY TOWN - photo of the Boyne river in Drogheda,
Drogheda is one of Ireland's oldest and most historical towns


SOMETHING VINTAGE I had no time to find something vintage so I decided to edit the photo in sepia



TILL SHIFT PHOTOGRAPHY

I had no idea what till shift photography is so when I looked it up on the Internet that's what I found: ''When choosing a photograph for the tilt-shift effect, bear in mind that you want to give the impression of a miniature model. Miniature models are usually viewed from above '', I've no photoshop to edit it that way,
but I found this photo on my file that was taken on our trip to Paris
the view from the top of Eiffel Tower, the people look like miniature people



DRESS UP

My daughter and her friend before they went out today for Trick or Treat



CHOCOLATE

We were baking some cookies today for Halloween that we decorated with pumpkins and ghost icing pictures but I couldn't resist to have few with chocolate chips



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Scripture and a Snapshot



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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Flowers on Saturday *6*

How to participate in Flowers on Saturday photo challenge:


1. post a photo of a flower, it can be a photo that you took recently or one that you took not so recently
2. you can submit a photo that is straight of the camera or you can edit it, it’s up to you
3. the important thing is that the photo was taken by you
4. Create a post on your site with the flower photo, it’d be nice if you add Flowers on Saturday image/link (copy it from my site) so anyone else can participate
5. Submit your link to link party- please link your Flower on Saturday post not your main blog link, it’ll be easier for everybody to find your related post
6. Try to visit as many other members and leave comments, we all love them


I want to say big thank you to everyone who linked up with week *5* Flowers on Saturday


To see THE FAVOURITE PHOTO from last week visit HEART'S GARDEN I hope you'll have time to check her beautiful photo


Here's my flower for today:


And now it's your turn to show your beautiful flower photos

Friday, October 29, 2010

Smile

Smile

A Smile costs nothing, but gives much.

It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give.

It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.

None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it,
and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.

A Smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business,
and is the countersign of friendship.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad,
and it is nature's best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen,
for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away.

Some people are too tired to give you a smile;
Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.

~~ Author Unknown ~~



the photo above is my entry for Macro Friday

To see other Macro Friday entries hop over to Blogging from Bolivia:

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Giants Causeway ( before and after)


If you ever going to visit Ireland you must see The Giant Causeway in the North of Ireland

The 'causeway' takes its name from the legends of Finn MacCool and draws people from far and wide.

The north coastline in renowned for it scenic beauty and the Giant's Causeway is its unique jewel in the crown, known to the Irish as the 8th Wonder of the World. A jagged promontory of neatly packed columns of hexagonal basalt rocks created some 6 million years ago by a flow of basaltic lava. As the lava cooled it formed these distinctive hexagonal shapes just as the bottom of a dried riverbed would crack into shapes.
It is easy to see how these almost perfectly symmetrical formations would be viewed as otherworldly by our earlier ancestors and how the Giant's Causeway would give rise to colourful legend.

The story goes that mythical Irish giant Finn MacCool built the causeway to get to Scotland and battle with a rival giant called Benandonner. When he got there he found that the Scottish giant was asleep but also far bigger than himself, so Finn returned back across the causeway. When Benandonner woke up he came across the causeway intent on fighting Finn. Finn's wife dressed up her husband as a baby and when Benandonner arrived she said Finn wasn't home and to be quiet not to wake up the baby. When Benandonner saw the baby he decided that if the baby was that big, Finn must be massive. So he turned tail and fled back across the causeway ripping it up as he went. All that remains are the ends, here at the Giant's Causeway and on the island of Staffa in Scotland where similar formations are found. ( as per "my guide Ireland" )





AFTER


I am linking these photo with Before and After Blog hop



BEFORE


and here are few more photos from this beautiful place









Sunday, October 24, 2010

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I had to use two photos from the archive for today's Scavenger Hunt Sunday,I hope Ashley won't mind but I wanted to participate today as I missed last week. The week goes so quick and sometimes there is no time for all the things I want to do and all the things I would love to capture.

The 5 Senses
I see you and I can hear you, and thank you for the tasty milk that smells so lovely but don't touch it -it's mine :)



Child

My daughter in B&W, I love edits in that colour

Dining

Recently I realized that my body needs more vitamine B, so I try to eat more greens:)

Night
That photo was taken recently went I went out to practice my shutter mode at night

Sky
A photo from our trip to Castlewellan



For more entries visit Ashley:


Scipture and a Snapshot

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


~1 Corinthians 13:4-7~







For more verses visit Katie

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Flowers on Saturday *5*

How to participate in Flowers on Saturday photo challenge:



 
1. post a photo of a flower, it can be a photo that you took recently or one that you took not so recently


2. you can submit a photo that is straight of the camera or you can edit it, it’s up to you


3. the important thing is that the photo was taken by you


4. Create a post on your site with the flower photo, it’d be nice if you add Flowers on Saturday image/link (copy it from my site) so anyone else can participate


5. Submit your link to link party- please link your Flower on Saturday post not your main blog link, it’ll be easier for everybody to find your related post


6. Try to visit as many other members and leave comments, we all love them


I want to say big thank you to everyone who linked up with week *4* Flowers on Saturday
I had very difficult time to choose which was my favourite photo I had to ask other members of my family to help me with the decision we had to vote and THE FAVOURITE PHOTO from last week was taken by Charmaine from
 JUST BITS and PIECES   I hope you have time to check her creation.




Here's my photo for this week:




And now it's your turn to show your beautiful flower photos


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dark Evenings

October is almost over,it's getting colder and darker with every day,so I just want to light the fire and sit down under a cosy blanket with warm cup of tea and do some blog hoping or edit the photos that a took before. What do you do when the days get shorter and the evenings get longer?

The photo above is SOOC and my entry for photography challenge, if you want to see other entries click the button below





and here is my B&W version and I am linking it with The Long Road to China




I am linking with Welcome Wednesday blog hop so I hope to find some great blogs


Would you have one moment to spare to vote for me, pretty please CLICK Thank you so much :))

Monday, October 18, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday and Macro Monday

Photography is my recent hobby and it is taking over my life :) Well , not really but it is taking most of my free time and it seems like my craft projects and reading books is put on hold, is it good or bad? How do you feel?
Here's my Mellow Yellow Monday entry

See some other Mellow Yellow entries:
MellowYellowBadge

Here's my Macro Monday entry



For other Macro Monday entries visit : Lisa's Chaos

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flowers on Saturday *4*

Blueberry craft and hobby time



How to participate in Flowers on Saturday photo challenge:


1. Post a photo of a flower, it can be a photo that you took recently or one that you took not so recently


2. You can submit a photo that is straight of the camera or you can edit it, it’s up to you


3. The important thing is that the photo was taken by you


4. Create a post on your site with the flower photo, it’d be nice if you add Flowers on Saturday image/link so anyone else can participate


5. Submit your link to link party- please link your Flower on Saturday post not your main blog link, it’ll be easier for everybody to find your related post


6. Try to visit as many other members and leave comments, we all love them






I want to say big thank you to everyone who linked up with week *3* Flowers on Saturday.





THE FAVOURITE PHOTO from last week was taken by Erica from FAMILY THROUGH THE LENS I hope you have time to check her creation.







And now it's your turn to show your lovely shots...




Friday, October 15, 2010

Macro Friday


Do you ever feel like your body knows that it's Friday and it slows down? What I mean, I am usually so tired on Fridays, after I come home from work, I could just go to sleep. I think my body knows that the weekend is coming and that it can relax. For the whole week I am on the go, very busy, I found that 24 hours in the day is not enough, but then come Friday and my whole system thinks that it can slow down. So it's not 6 o'clock yet but I wish I was in my bed, so for that I will include for today's Macro Friday a close up of some details from my bed covers.

Let me know If it's only me or do you have the same feeling on Fridays?







If you want to join Macro Friday or just see more photos hop over to Blogging from Bolivia:


I hope to see you tomorrow with your FLOWER PHOTO


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Before and after in Clogherhead

The fishing village of Clogherhead is located on the east coast of Ireland in the County of Louth, I live very close, it takes only 15 minutes drive from the house. I love going there for my walks, the scenery is beautiful.
Ok, It’s Thursday and it's time to join Blessing Reflections – “Two Questions” blog hop, and here are my two questions:

1. Do you know in which film was Clogherhead featured? I’ll give you a clue: two actors from that film are Brad Pitt and Harrison Ford

2. Do you know what “Eire” means?


THIS

Photos of Clogherhead











The photo below was taken by my daughter ( this time I was the model ha, ha, ha), and I just wanted to share the edit I did on it
It was taken with Nikon D5000 and the changes were done in Microsoft Office picture Manager

I am linking this edit with Pixel Perfect "Before and After"





Before




After



Remember to get your flower photos ready for this Saturday :)
Have a great Thursday!!!



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