All posts tagged: light

TT – The not necessarily textured eDition

So it’s an anything goes week..in more than one way for me this week. I’ve gone back to study, and I’m feeling positive…and grateful that I have this possibility to take a little time to find a new direction to support and enhance  – ME. “At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person.  Each one of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” –Albert  Schweiter Nobel Peace Prize – Winning Medical Missionary & Philosopher.   I’m a reader, and yes most of the time it’s in the comfort of my own space, or in front of a computer, I had thought and still may take another on-line course, but this course I’m taking at the moment has the extra interaction of physically meeting new people and sharing so many aspects of ‘classroom’ social interaction. I found a little time behind the lens to capture a few photo’s and play around with light and shadow. Have a great …

TT – Flowers

This weeks Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen, isn’t so much the subject matter – flowers…I love photographing flowers as many of you have seen before. It’s actually the point at which I venture out of the warmth of inside the house…of a Winter dreary day, and look around the garden, not to find too much to photograph. The hint of the final lavender amongst the rosemary, and the tiniest rose buds screaming from the leafless branches of rose bushes. Sometimes the simplest of things, and the dull of light can give us something truly beautiful.   I’ve been wanting to take photographs of this bottle for ages…I just love it. I’m a tonic water drinker, and just adored this limited edition collection that Schweppes Australia distributed. The series is a collection of 1920’s – 1950’s pin up girls.See the full collection in the inspiration room. I’ve had these photo images in my mind for ages…and it was truly magical inspiration to see these photos come alive. original photo twistedvines + kkchase +light/shadow adjustments. original photo …

Light eDition

I’m not sure where the week has gone, but it’s flying by… What better way than to stay focused on one day at a time and start each day with a new long list of gratitude’s and bucket list of wishes… This macro shot is one I see everyday (screensaver), it helps me to remember my theme word for twentytwelve of FOCUS…and its beautiful sunlit petals expresses my take on this weeks photo challenge theme of light with Kim Klassen, with only a subtle texture enhancement with kkplastersquared. There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.  ~Edith Wharton Have a wonderful day, my friends Yvette,,,x

Silence

‘Twas the Write before Christmas #7 I’ve been alone when I’m surrounded by friends How could the silence be so loud? The value of silence for prayer… ‘Silence requires the discipline to recognize the urge to get up and go again as a temptation to look elsewhere for what is close at hand. It offers the freedom to stroll in your own inner yard, and to rake up the leaves there and clear the paths so you can easily find the way to your heart. Perhaps there will be much fear and uncertainty when you first come upon ‘unfamiliar terrain’., but slowly and surely you will discover an order and familiarity which deepens your longing to stay home….whenever you come upon this silence it seems as though you have received a gift, one which is ‘promising’ in the true sense of the word. It promises new life. It is the silence of peace and prayer, because it brings you back to the One who is leading you.’ – Henri Nouwen “The friend who can be …

‘Twas the write before Christmas #3

It’s not a cry you can hear at night It’s not somebody who has seen the light It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah’ Some photo’s bring back memories…some songs make you reflect… Day 3; Prompt Big  Picture Blogs Leonard Cohens : Hallelujah. I’ve always loved Jon Bon Jovi’s Version…and that violin doesn’t  it such sing… Linking to; Photo source: original photo twistedvines + rh west texture:shabby script-

TT- The Orange eDition

Today’s Texture Tuesday is the colour Orange. This colour can portray many feelings, those vibrant of Spring coloured flowers and fruit, or that of Autumn a more mellow feeling with changing leaves, and wintery soul warming vegetables. Oranges, Persimmons, Peaches, Mangoes, Carrots, Butternut squash, Apricots, Pumpkin, Tangerines, Sweet potato. What’s your favourite Orange fruit or vegetable? See some interesting facts about the colour Orange here.  …Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Stimulates activity Stimulates appetite Encourages socialization … Join in today’s Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen and check out all the wonderful photographers and their inspirational images portraying the colour Orange. Photo1: Recipe – original photo twistedvines + kkcrackerjack + shadow 20% + fill light 35% (Picasa 3) Photo2: Recipe – original photo twistedvines + kkmoody (Picasa 3) Photo3: Recipe – original photo twistedvines + kkcoolgrundge + warmfly45% + soft focus 56% + glow 30% (Picasa 3) Have a wonderful week, friends Yvette…x

Texture Tuesday – Light

Hello Friends, This is my first Texture Tuesday with Kim Klassen, a new approach to photography, creating beautiful new images with her textures. This photo was taken in Brisbane, Australia. The Southbank, walkway was lightened by a trail of Chinese lanterns. I’m linking to Kim Klassens – Texture Tuesday and have used the textures Love and Chamomile. The original follows. I think you’d have to agree, just how a new texture can change an image. What do you think? Take a look at some interesting and creative photo’s at Kim Klassen Cafè here Have a great day, Yvette…x

#2 Yoghurt Cake

#2 Handwritten Recipes  Last weekend while sharing my zucchini cake with a new group of friends. I met a lovely lady who lives in my area close to home. After trying my zucchini cake she was happy to disclose a few recipes to me…hence #2 of handwritten recipes. I thought she would write for me one of those traditional Italian Torte, or biscuit recipes,  instead she gave me this recipe of a yoghurt cake, light, delicate and soft as fairy floss.    The fun part about this cake is that all the measurements are used with the tub of yoghurt. She was so enthusiastic about telling me about this revolutionary measuring method I wish you could have shared the moment with me. As she lived across the road from where we were, she dashed across the road, grabbed the recipe at hand with note-book and pen and wrote down this recipe for me. A great moment, and one to remember. It’s been difficult “fitting” into the local Italian community of traditional ways and customs, and  believe …