Phoneography Challenge: Black and White Ferns

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Good morning from a grey looking Hastings.

It is time for Sally’s challenge for our non–SLR devices again.

http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-black-and-white-longwood-gardens/

It was interesting to see the new camera specs for the IPhone 6 and 6 Plus last week.  The IPhone 6Plus looks like it could be a mini SLR camera which should be good.  We don’t always have our large cameras with us, but we usually have cellphones on us.

Anyway I have gone for a New Zealand theme today.  The All Blacks won against South Africa last Saturday night in a tight rugby match.  So I thought it would be appropriate to show some ferns in black and white.  These photos were taken in the native bush at Cornwall Park earlier this year.

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They have been edited with Snapseed, Perfect Affects 8 and Photoscape.

http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/phoneography-and-non-slr-digital-photo-challenge-black-white-60s-salon-wall/

http://completelydisappear.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/enough-light/

http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/2014/09/15/phoneography-black-and-white-challenge-wind-surfer/

Let’s Face It…

Thanks for visiting and check out some other great posts for this challenge.

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Cheers

Celebrating the All Blacks

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Good morning from a slightly grey Hastings day.

I make and sell these cute baby outfits on TradeMe, New Zealand’s equivalent to EBay.   I have just tweaked my design a bit so needed to update my image as well.  To start with the white logo on the outfits is my own design,  I used this unofficial flag as my inspiration.

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I then transferred that to a graph and simplified New Zealand to NZ.  I knit them on a knitting machine for speed and a nicer look, and also for the intarsia technique for the design.  After a couple of years I am getting rather good at it.  Anyway I did the bands a different way as I decided to change them to make them a bit quicker to knit, as well as less wool.  I have spent the last couple of weeks making some new outfits.  The booties also have black sprigs on them to look like real rugby boots.

So what better way to celebrate the All Blacks winning the Rugby Championship in style than redesigning my photo.

I love this image of the silver fern.

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And have used it many times.  It really just shows up the silver fern image.  This was my background which I also edited with Photoshop.

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I use a lifelike doll to make the outfits look more interesting.  My husband can’t stand the doll as it looks far to realistic for him.  I love it.  Anyway using the layers I added them onto the silver fern image.  Just to be more patriotic I googled flags and added a New Zealand flag to it as well.

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I chose this one as it was a little more realistic than just the flat image.

With Trademe the first image is free and then I have to pay for any further image so that by doing it all on one image I can show everything I want, plus say what the outfit entails – i.e. beanie, booties and jumper.

It is also on my website an my Facebook page for sale as well.

http://decocrafts.org/index.php/en/online-store#!/~/product/category=5592665&id=28529463

So check it out.

Cheers and have a nice day.

Raewyn

 

 

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