Just a quick post to blog some 'macro' shots of flowers I took a while ago and processed today. These were taken with my Tamron 28-75. I'd love a dedicated macro lens - but for now it is on my wishlist, along with all the other things I 'need'.
I have just purchased a set of actions for Photoshop and they are brilliant. I have been having lots of fun going through some older images and practicing with them.
If you love black and white photography and you have photoshop, do yourself a favour and look into different ways to convert to black and white. Simply choosing the automated 'greyscale' will get you flat looking black and whites - if you want more depth you need to do it manually. If that sounds too complex - get an action!
I am in love with these actions made by the genuinely lovely (and gifted) Sonia of Bohemian Art. Check them out here: the secret
For a tutorial on manual black and white 'conversions' go here: adobe
Of course, I can't leave you without some photos:
Taken middle of the year - Will is around 6 months I think.
Taken earlier this year. Will was a couple of months old - so little!
Just over a week ago we had a photo session with Clair Bremner, a wonderful Melbourne Photographer. I was really excited to have our first Professional photos done and we organised it for the day after Will's Birthday to capture that special milestone.
In between spring showers Will and I went to the park to let his daddy sleep between night shifts.
Will could spend hours just examining leaves, sticks and rocks on the ground. I love that everything is exciting and new to him.
Of course - he also likes to give everything a taste:
After dancing around and making 'miaow' noises I finally got him to look at me! For one second.
Yesterday, my beautiful boys made me a very special present for my first birthday as a mum. My wonderful husband has made me quite a few presents over the years but he outdid himself this year with the artistic help of Will.
I think Will has real talent:
A close up of his finger painting. We spent hours analysing this! What can you see in the painting?
Shayne (with some help from my mum) put blobs of paint in a dish, let Will paint then put the canvas down to 'print' the fingerpainting. It looks great and I can't wait to hang it on our wall!