Macro Crayons…

I am hoping to get this post up and linked before the electricity goes off again for the I don’t know how many times this morning! Every time it goes off and the guard changes to generator and vice versa, I lose the internet connection. I was downloading updates earlier and had to start the process all over again – soooo frustrating!!

Am linking up today for Laura’s Macro Friday challenge.

This time I played with taking shots of crayons.

To which colour does your eye get drawn?

Macro Tomato…

For today’s Macro Friday entry I decided to go into the kitchen and do some food photography. Classic colour combination – red and green = red tomato on a green lettuce leaf.

I am also linking up to Live Every Moment’s challenge where the theme is “Food”.

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More Droplets…

I have been playing around again with photographing water droplets. Today’s efforts were less successful than the other day, but I will post one anyway. Maybe someone can learn how not to do it – hehe! I found a tutorial on taking photos of droplets on Photo Fairy’s site. Go and have a look at her beautiful work.

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I posted this the other day, but I have cropped it in a square format. I actually printed it out on regular paper and it doesn’t look too bad…

These pictures were taken using my macro lens.

Macro Cards…

I am absolutely devastated…I have lost my Photoshop CS4 on my computer! I have tried reinstalling it without any success. I have tried the support on the PS website, but that has not been successful either. I could sit down and cry 😦

I will probably have to wait till the end of July till I go to the UK to sort out my woes unless there is someone in this ** place to help me – boo hoo!

Meanwhile, I have edited this as best as I can in the photo editing programme on my computer. I am soooo disappointed with it 😦

I have been learning to play Bridge and today our beginner’s group got together for an afternoon of Bridge. That inspired me to take this photo for this week’s Macro Friday challenge…

Macro Bottle…

Fridays…usually mean a game of golf with my girlfriends in the morning and the Macro Friday challenge.

This morning I played a very bad game of golf, but the upside was that I played with two lovely ladies, Jill & Sue. Sadly, it was Jill’s last game here in Lagos, as she is leaving next week to go and live in South Africa. I am very happy to say that we will be living near each other once our home in South Africa is built – maybe by this time next year 🙂

If you look back at yesterday’s post, you will see a photo of an old gin bottle. I decided to try a macro version. Do go and visit Laura’s site and have a look at some more macro shots.

Rosy Macro…

Probably not the most original subject for a macro shot, but I think my birthday roses make a good one for this week’s Macro Friday entry.

Yet again I have been uninspired and unmotivated about my creative pursuits. In fact I don’t really feel inspired about anything in my life at the moment! I will have to pull myself up by the bootstraps and set some goals for this month. Hmmm…

Red…

Birthday Roses…

Not much going on this week, apart from another reminder of getting older…a birthday!

I decided to have the laziest day and sloth around at home doing nothing much! My beloved husband went off in the afternoon and came back a few hours later and presented me with these…

Beautiful! In addition, he organised the menu for dinner – Starters: Prawns with Green Asparagus. Main: Roast Duck Breast accompanied by Roast Butternut and Baked Potatoes. I had nothing to do with this, as our cook prepared it all. I nearly forgot…we had champagne to put a final touch to the celebration – all very yummy!

Tomorrow I am going to a wedding. Well, I should say, I am going to watch the Royal Wedding. I cannot say it is THE wedding of the year, as I have two of my children getting married later this year, so their weddings are THE Weddings of the Year in my mind.

Hmm…now off I go to decide what to wear tomorrow!

A note on the side: I am getting really irritated with the quality of the photos on this blog! They never look crisp and clear. However, if you click on the photo it comes up in another window and looks much better. Is this a WordPress thing to try and make one upgrade to a paid site??

For God So Loved…

Being Good Friday it is appropriate to remind ourselves what this day means.

Colossians 2:13-14 – When you were stuck in your old sin-dead life, you were incapable of responding to God. God brought you alive—right along with Christ! Think of it! All sins forgiven, the slate wiped clean, that old arrest warrant canceled and nailed to Christ’s cross. (The Message)