Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge:

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

We are nearing the end of winter.  Next week will be the first day of spring.  But it is still cool.  Especially when I go down to Otane.  One of the stall holders, Ray, produces wrought iron products.  One of his most popular products is this brazier.  So when it is cold, but no wind, he lights it to keep the stall holders and visitors warm outside.

This is a photomontage of about 4 photos together to give a feeling of movement.  Ray couldn’t understand why I kept taking close ups of the flames.

This week for Sally’s challenge, being the 4th Monday, it is Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Panorama, Portraiture, Photomontage, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). Sally has now added photomontage to our choices.  There is so much fun to be had when using multiple images.

So my image was edited with Pixlr.  I thoroughly recommend this free app.  So much fun and choices with it’s filters.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Photomontage

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Busy Hands

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Good morning from a clear frosty day here in Hastings.

This week Cee wants a hand with her challenge.  So here are a couple of busy hands.  These hands belong to a couple of stall holders in Otane.  I went around taking photos for our Facebook page and I wanted to show that yes, these products are indeed handmade.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hands

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Proud to be GE Free

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Good morning from a cool but clearing morning here in Hastings.  The best kind of weather – it rains during the night and then it clears up for the day.  And it was heavy rain, which is desperately needed.  All is good.

Anyway, on Sundays I go down to Otane to the market there.  Sales are definitely picking up for me, which is great.  I am the Social Media Queen.  This means I go around to all the stalls and take photos to post on our Facebook page.  Thanks to this the visitor numbers have increased.  Also I have EFTPOS facilities too, i.e. electronic funds transfer.  This was good as last week the market’s own machine went down.  So after doing all this I have to transfer the money over to the other stall holders.

Taking photos of the stalls is a tricky business.  The stall holders themselves do not want their photos taken.  So it is a matter of arranging the composition a bit more creatively – i.e. taking photos on an angle or such like.  I do take my big camera with me, but I generally use my cellphone so I can post directly to Facebook.

Soooo, one of the stalls sells certified GE Free, organic vegetables at a very reasonable cost.  Andrew, the stall holder is rough and ready, very rural and he arranges his stall in a very rustic manner.  As you can see in this photo (edited in Pixlr of course). Last week it actually snowed a little. And Andrew ended up inside as he had had enough of the freezing winds. So that when I took this photo it was soft and nostalgic looking with the light filtering through the window.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography: Nature

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