June 29, 2010

Puppy ♥

i heart faces: pets week

A couple of weekends ago (when the sun still existed) I spent a few hours rolling about on the grass with this gorgeous ball of fur. Keidis is a Bernese Mountain Dog, so he'll grow up to be HUGE in no time at all. Reminds me of my Alaskan Malamute as a pup, massive feet and head!


Today & Tomorrow

It's a horrible rainy day in Adelaide today. I watched a tree fall onto moving car as I walked to work, stopped to call 000 and thanked whomever for it not being my car. When I got to work I confirmed my flight to Queensland for tomorrow morning. I don't even care that it's at 6.05am.

Just another rainy day
Flickr Member: Rui Palha

Palm walk
Flickr Member: Boggy C

June 24, 2010

A French Safari Tutorial

Today on The Blah, Blah, Blahg, Miss B is featuring a tutorial I prepared on achieving shallow depth of field with ordinary kit lenses on your DSLR. It can be done, and with just a few turns of the dials this blurry bokeh can be yours! Head on over to learn all about it.

Thanks to Miss B for requesting my 'expertise', although I think I learnt a lot just thinking about how to explain it to others.

DOF Tutorial

June 23, 2010

Mushrooms on Hindley Street

Mushroom on Hindley Street
Friday 18 June - Hindley Street

June 16, 2010

A French Safari - The Book

Thank goodness the Queen was born and we had a public holiday on Monday, or else this would NEVER have been completed.

If you read my blog then you've read this book. If you look at my photos then you've seen a fair hunk of these pages. BUT, in the true spirit of marketing something that is essentially a re-packaging of previous wares, the epic tome that is A French Safari (in print) contains "never before seen photos", and additional witty commentary from yours truly.

It is currently at the printers, but as soon as I check the first copy next week, it's on sale to all! For only $120! I'm sorry about the pricetag. On-demand printing isn't cheap, and I just couldn't cull down the pages for the sake of a few dollars. It's got a nice hardcover complete with 348 full colour pages. Only the true voyers amongst you all would be interested in my innermost thoughts and feelings enough to pay $120, so this should essentially sort the wheat from the chaff. Or something.

So, flip through virtually for a pre-sale sneak peek, and start saving those pennies!

June 15, 2010

♥ someone tiny

Back to little Luke again this week, but instead of toes it's all about the face. There are so many baby pictures, it's going to be hard to pick a winner!

i heart faces: 'babies' week

Luke 7

June 8, 2010

♥ to play

I'm taking a different angle on Play this week for I ♥ Faces. I saw this group, Clanadonia, playing in the street in Glasgow, Scotland last year and then again in Edinburgh months later. The noise of drumming and bagpipes is so quintessentially Scottish - just wish I'd bought the CD!

i heart faces: 'play' week


June 2, 2010

♥ little toes

I've been away from I ♥ Faces for a while now but have been keeping my eye on things and am ready to get back into the weekly challenges!

i heart faces: barefoot week
Proudly supporting Soles 4 Souls

Luke 3

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