Travel Theme: Spring

Snow White (1 of 1)

Good morning from a cool Hastings morning.

Ailsa from Where’s my backpack? has asked for spring photos, celebrating the Spring Equinox from the Northern Hemisphere.  Here in New Zealand we celebrated the Autumn Equinox.  So I went out to celebrate this yesterday by going to Frimley Park to find what blooms I could find.  I totally love my new camera.  I had a few duds, but I love the sharpness of the lens and it really seems to suit my style of photography.

Monarch on purple flowers (1 of 1)

The light was amazing.

Sunshine through the rose petals (1 of 1)

Ok, I did edit this a little. But the roses are not touched.

Dahlia (1 of 1)

This has only had a hint of clarity adjustment.

Yellow dahlia (1 of 1)

The colours were so strong.

Travel theme: Spring

Thanks for visiting.


Phoneography Challenge: Nature


Good morning from a warmer and calmer day.  Yesterday was very stormy all over the North Island.  We had a lot of heavy wind and rain again and a small earthquake in the afternoon as well which I didn’t feel, so it can’t have been a big one.  Auckland still has no power so I could well say it was a black Monday all around.

So onto something to take our minds of the weather.  Blooms always cheers me up.

It is the first Monday of the month which means it is all about our nature for Sally’s challenge:’

I take a lot of photos of flowers as you know and love to play around with the editing.  I have already used this first image on another post,  but wasn’t so keen on the editing so I had another go on my iPad with Tangled FX and I think I prefer this image.

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Here is another Tangled FX image.

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This was just edited with Photoshop Express.

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I have also used this image before but couldn’t resist added a border to it to focus just on the bluebells.


Thanks for visiting.  I will visit all your blogs tonight on my iPad – it is quicker with the app.