Photography 101:Landscape & Cropping

Landscape

Today our task for Photography 101 is to take a photo of a landscape. This could be something in nature, industrial or perhaps a city scene. We are also to practice cropping photos as well to see what works and what doesn’t.

The photo I took today is of the office buildings where I work. Although I am out and about most of the day, I also spend time at the office, sorting out paperwork and other bits and pieces.

It just so happens that the offices are within a few minutes walking distance to me, and most of the time I drive past there anyway, on the way to town! I think they stand out quite a bit as they are very modern, and are very light and bright.

It is hard to believe that just behind there is some beautiful countryside, and it is a favourite walking spot for Roxy and Mr. Grump.

Pastures New…

Pastures New
Image courtesy of Pixabay

For one reason or another, I taken a leaf out of some other bloggers’ books and have decided to move to a self-hosted website.

I am in the process of doing this now, and given my record with technology, I thought I had better let you know,  in case everything disappears in a puff of smoke and I am stranded in a twilight world of nothingness.

I should still be found at edwinasepisodes.com, and I hope to be able to migrate everything over from here, (hope being the operative word)!!!

Anyway, I do hope you will still come and visit me….there will be nibbles!

 

Free-For-All Friday

Well here we are, Friday again, and this time, a very Good Friday  – in more ways than one!

Of course, I have got a few Easter treats lined up for your enjoyment which I am sure you will enjoy. Please go and visit their blogs for plenty more goodies.

Deborah Drezon Carroll, Author Now, I love to have a laugh, and sometimes will write a rather tongue-in-cheek post. I never want to cause offense to anybody, but as Debby has found out, some people need to lighten up a bit! I thought this post was brilliant, and so is Debby for sticking up for this blogger!

Barsetshire Diaries I love David’s blog. He has a very entertaining way of telling a story,not to mention a fantastic taste in music! Oh, and he gives the BEST hugs too!

Dublin Housewife This is just one of those blogs that really makes me laugh. Maybe it is the Irish accent that does it but I love her expressions and banter with ‘Jimmy.’ Absolutely brilliant!

The Writer Next Door I was totally blown away by this story, and I am not normally a lover of that genre at all! I loved the sensuality of it, and the surprise ending too!Well, there you have an Easter Eggstravaganza (sorry, couldn’t resist it),

Well, there you have an Easter Eggstravaganza (sorry, couldn’t resist it). Enjoy!

Happy Friday, and to those that celebrate it, Happy Easter!

 

 

 

Photography 101:Scale & Observation

 

Frosty leaf

Today is all about scale and observation for Photography 101.

Now at the moment, I am still using my phone as my camera, but Mr Grump bought me a couple of little lenses that clip on to the phone over the camera to create different effects.

The one I used here is the micro lens and it is a photo of a frosty leaf taken early one morning.

In close up, it is interesting to see the little ice crystals scattered around the leaf, not all in one lump as it appears in normal vision. I love the indentations and lines on the leaf as well.

It is difficult for me to keep a steady hand at the best of times, but with the phone (especially with a phone case), it is tricky, hence the blurry bits around the outside of the pic!

 

 

#WQWWC Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – MAGIC

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
Roald Dahl

This week for Colleen and Ron’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday challenge we have been given ‘magic’ as our prompt. I feel that there are many wondrous and magical things around us , if only we take the time to see it.

Magic is all around us

If only we choose to see.

The first cry of a baby

Delicious honey from a bee

The beauty of the countryside

In the flowers and the trees

The secret little kingdoms

That dwell beneath our seas

The sunrise and the sunset

Fluffy clouds that float on by

The aurora borealis-

That lightshow in the sky

The scientific breakthroughs

That helps us cure our sick

Magicians that keeps us guessing

At how they do their tricks

The glistening snowy landscape

Sparkling stars at night

Yes, magic is all around us

It makes our world so bright.