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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Through the Lens Thursday

It's been another of those weeks, ended up on another lot of antibiotics - this time for a throat infection.  I am so looking forward to this winter being over.  On a positive note, we're getting insulation installed in our ceiling and under floor. It will be really interesting to see how much difference it makes to the warmth of our house, and how much we save on pellets for the pellet fire.

Although I haven't been posting on a very regular basis while I've been under the weather, I have been thinking about other topics that I can blog on.  How about a regular post on things from my childhood?  "Blast from the Past" will be featuring soon.

Something else which I quite enjoy is finding new, unusual and cool fonts.  So I'm playing with the idea that I do a free font of the week.  Just need to do a bit of testing to ensure that my page will be able to support this idea - that's the old analyst programmer in me coming out.  Some fonts that I've discovered are great for scrapbooking, others for children's party invitations and some for handcrafted card inners.  I know, kind of an odd thing to like, but hey at least it's got practical applications!  Probably comes from the stamping and scrapbooking that I have done and from when I worked at the stamp shop and made suggestions on new designs for word or alphabet stamps.

Probably should remember to give you an update on the boys at some point too!

Shoot the sun! Easy!
Sunset requires sun, so here you are.  We have been very fortunate to witness some stunning sunsets over the past couple of weeks. I love the fact that through most of winter here in Christchurch, after a frosty start we have a stunning sunny day.  I much prefer that kind of a day to the drizzy, overcast kind, they can get a bit depressing.

On the Road
Take a photo of something on the road, you driving, other cars, paint on the road, anything!
A concrete truck, but not the normal kind of concrete truck. This truck was carrying slabs of concrete, having been removed from a deconstructed building. Over the past 23 months we have seen so many things that we would never have imagined seeing in our wonderful city. In that time, we have survived the unimaginable, but I think that everyone is looking forward to the future.  It's going to be tough, but I almost wish that we could look into the future and see 10 years into the future.

What's your favourite cup to drink from? Or a trophy cup you won?
Or a drink you had today? Shoot it and share it.
I quite like to drink my night time hot chocolate from this cup.  But what I really like is the way that the stripes look as though they vary in width depending on what angle you are looking at it from.

Last thing you bought
Was it something exciting or toilet paper? Or something more extravagant? Share it!
Don't you love it when you find a bargain? And it was actually something you were looking for! A friend had one of these apple peeler/corer/slicers and I thought that it was fantastic.  The other week on one of the one day special websites (Grabone, I think in this instance) had purchase a voucher for the Homestore and get double the value to spend in store - basically 50% off.  I jumped onto their website and found that they did indeed sell this particular item, so purchased the voucher and have just been and got my new gadget.

Earlier in the month we shot busy, now let's shoot something calm.  What's calm in your life today?

A cool little bridge, over a wee stream, surrounded by native plantings.  Peaceful and relaxing, just need to relocate it from where it is to our front yard and it would be perfect!

Boring right? Make it interesting. Play with apps, to make it more interesting. Have fun!
Who needs to play with apps when you have a gorgeous model to assist with the taking of photos?  Isaac loves to brush his teeth, and is very much into routines.  Immediately after finishing breakfast he wants to go and brush his teeth before we get our bags and coats to head out the door in the morning.  At night, after dinner and some play time or cartoon watching, once Isaac is in his pajamas, he will go and do his teeth, then give Daddy a kiss goodnight and off to bed.

Take a photo of outside/outdoors or something outside of something.
So a person outside a door, a lolly/candy outside a lolly/candy jar.
Occasionally you need to bend the rules, when you find an image that is stunning.  This really speaks for itself!

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