Friday, February 25, 2011

Postcards - City of Port Augusta

The first round of postcards has been completed, some of the city of Port Augusta and some of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden. They have also been printed as posters and displayed at the Camping and Caravan show in Adelaide. I had the opportunity to see them on display and it was great to see Port Augusta being portrayed in such a vibrant way.
It was interesting to see thousands of people all gathering information to help them make a decision about their next holiday. We are currently planning a week away visiting Alice Springs and Uluru in early April.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Seagrims' Portraits

It has been a week of PORTRAITS.

I was asked to take additional staff portraits for Seagrims.

It is gratifying to realise how much I have improved in this area since the last time I took photographs for them. I have a much better understanding of lighting and am prepared for a range of difficult situations. The biggest challenge is putting people at ease in what can be quite a confronting situation. I now know a range of photoshop techniques that I can use to enhance the images.

The Curdnatta Photographer's theme for February is portraits. On Saturday 19th February the photographers attended a workshop with Anthony L'Huillier from who gave us some excellent tips for achieving great portrait results with minimal equipment.
He also gave some tips for quick editing techniques using Adobe Bridge.

Friday, February 18, 2011

New Beginnings

I have just ordered my first copy of Blog2Print which will be a record of my first 2 years of retirement. Starting a blog was a new beginning 2 years ago and it is difficult to comprehend the depth of the changes in my life since that time.
Now there are more new beginnings on the horizon with the impending birth of 2 new little beings; our grandchildren.
I just love the new technology which gives us a glimps of the possibilities and ensures that so far development is normal and there are no major complications.
Just think ... those tiny feet will walk the earth and experience a future that I can only envisage .

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Great Expectations

Well what great news to share....
In 2011 we are going to be grandparents at last !!!!!

But not just once; twice.

Carly and Brad are expecting their baby in July in Port Augusta and Tamsin and John in August in Melbourne.

We have had a few months of waiting to get the all clear following all the mandatory tests that are part of the early days .... good thing I am patient.

Several interstate trips coming up.

I have already started using up some of those fabric pieces I had stored for ... something... ;-))

Interesting Days ahead.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Desert Fringe

I spent the morning taking some promotional shots for the approaching "Desert Fringe" which is held in Port Augusta each year.
A range of artists from the Adelaide Fringe "brave" the trip to the edge of the desert and provide a great night out for locals.
The person in the shots is a young indigenous musician and the shots will be promoted across Australia.
The Morning was perfect and the sandhills had been washed squeeky clean by the recent rain ... no footprints.
This year we are actually attending a few Fringe shows in Adelaide. One which originated here last year, performed by local musicians, will be included in the "main" Fringe in Adelaide . John will be playing in that.
We will probably spend a day at Womad as well. ;-))