Tuesday, 11 December 2012

More Full Colour Actions!

So, I thought I had better start a new post with the colour actions, because the last one was getting a bit, how shall I say it, cramped! 


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Chasing Sunsets

I'v been chasing sunsets during the last week. We have been having all these amazing storms, with lightning and thunder and fantastical clouds, which give you some amazing sunsets to photograph! These have been taken in the Adelaide hills, South Australia. I really do believe, sometimes, that I live in one of the most beautiful places in the world. 

These was taken near Nairne

Another evening, you can see Nairne in the distance.

And this one, overlooking Hahndorf. I took this one three weeks ago. How the hot summery days have changed the colour of the grass! I Love the green!

This one is overlooking the Mount Barker wetlands, just down the road from where I live!
Yes, it's hay carting time!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Mad Cat!

While I was waiting for Dylan ( in the next post ) to fall asleep, I took some photos of the Ragdoll cat in residence! Apparently, like most really pretty things in life, he might be a stunning beastie, with amazing eyes, but his personality is a bit... how shall I put it... MAD!!

Sweet Little Dylan

I am so lucky. I get to hold sweet little babies now and then, and the parents don't mind when I sneek in a little schmooch on their soft downy heads, and a little snuggle too, even though I am practically a stranger!
And this little boy, nearly three weeks old, was no exception. I was a bit worried that he might be like all the other babies I have tried to photograph lately, and stay wide awake for me! But luck was on my side! I had THE BABY WHISPERER! Seriously! Dylans nana is the most amazing woman! She got him to sleep twice, which allowed me to get some beautiful photographs of him!

So, enough gabbling on! Here are the images, enjoy!

 Here he is, wide awake... Where is that amazing Nana of his...

... Thanks to some quiet time with Nana, he is off to sleep again!

Whoops... Not for long!  Oh well, every little baby needs to have a cry!

 Proud Mummy and Daddy!

With the love that surrounds this little boy, and the beautiful parents he has to guide his little footsteps, he wont be needing much else!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Full On Colour Photoshop Actions

As I develop my photoshop skills, I have started to create actions that I am considering selling to the public. It is here, in the "editing room" that I am probably most content with my creativeness. Being entirely self taught, and taking a lot of my inspiration for how I post process from other amazing photographers out there, a little bit of this, a bit of that, I have been developing my own style. I feel a little bit of pride, in that when I edit an image, I am not using someone else's actions to create a piece of art, it is entirely me who is producing the end result.
 There is nothing wrong with a bit of cheating, now and then. There are many excellent photographers out there who are finding it really hard to grasp the technicalities of photoshop. I have to say, You Tube is my hero, but a lot of people just don't have the patience for it. Thats where actions created by other people come in. And me!! 

Still a work in progress, any feedback from other photogs, who think my actions would be worth selling, would be great!

I have to admit, I almost never use just one action on one image. Usually it is a combination of them, depending  on the original photograph. Sometimes it's only two, sometimes I go to town and use 5! All at different opacity's, with minor tweeks. ( Usually darkening them a bit, as all the actions brighten the images. )