Travel Theme: Masks

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Good morning from a cool and cloudy Hastings day.

I had a great day at the market yesterday – it seems that the Art Deco fever is upon us and it is time to think of fashion. It was a long day but definitely worth it.  I am off to the market again today.  So this is another quick post.

This week Ailsa from Where’s my backpack? has asked us for masks.  So first up is this mask that was painted by a good friend Wendy in my acrylic painting class.  She is an awesome artist.  So inspiring.


And Buzz was found just sitting around at the Women’s Centre so off course he obliged by letting me take a couple of photos.  Such a cheesy grin behind his visor (mask)

Must go – catch up with everyone later.

Colour Your World: Forest Green at Pakowhai Park

Forest Greens at Pakowhai Park-4967


Thanks for visiting.

One Photo Focus: February

Final Image

Here is my version for this great challenge by Stacy over at Visual Venturing – One Photo Focus Challenge.

This month the image was taken by Stacey over at her blog –

Learning to See Light.

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I added a HDR filter with the Nik Collection to bring out the colours of the boat.  I played around with some Topaz filters – in particular the textures.  I didn’t like the buildings in the background as they were too distracting so I added some clouds.  It was quite intensive but I finally got there in the end.


Must dash.  Catch up with everyone later