Hello for a bright new year 2010,
well I didn’t keep up my photo a day last year, infact I virtually gave up blogging altogether, so my change for the new year is to get back into blogging and sewing as I have not done much of that for the last few months of last year, I’m not doing the photo a day but using this as my main (only) blog,
it’s now 5 years since I started my first blog which I deleted in may 2006, I have all the posts and photos from april 2005 and have decided to build this blog from the beginning so you will see some posts appearing from the past,
an altered photo a day 2009
I would like to know and learn more about the possibilities of altering photos in photoshop elements, so I have decided to continue with a photo a day in 2009, this time the photos will be any photo on my computer altered in photoshop elements, I am not committing myself to any length of time just for as long as I am enjoying doing it, I will from time to time post photos of some of the photos used as they originally look, these will be posted on my other blog, island-threads.blogspot.com
a photo a day blog 2008
I live on the northern tip of an island off the northwest coast of Scotland, on this blog I hope to post a photo a day, with the exception of the first two each photo has been taken on the day that it is shown with a digital camera.
I hope to teach myself to ‘see’ instead of just look at the world around me, living on an island with a low population means that you live very much with mother nature, the weather being the most dominating influence, so most of the photos will be ‘out doors’ of the island and my garden.
I love black and white photography, the emphasise on contrast rather than colour, the island often lends it’s self to black and white giving a feel of Days Gone By, I also love colour and the vast expanse of open sky gives some beautiful sunrises and sunsets as well beautiful blue skies, my garden also gives me an abundance of colour.
I want to improve my composition skills, so I will not just be looking at the subject but also the best angle to capture the subject in the camera, I will use the crop tool, professional photographers have used it for years even before digital photography professionals developed their own film and you can change a lot during development, so I will crop, alter brightness and contrast as you can when developing film.