Sunday 27 July 2008

Holidays and photography

Arghh! No post for 3 weeks, not a single scrapbook page for even longer. I have been having a dry time, not much inspiration lately, but since the crop at Julie's I have finished 2 layouts (Thanks Julie!), but haven't taken photos of them yet.

The kids and I went on holidays with a friend and her two boys, leaving our poor husbands at home in Ireland. We had the most wonderful time (and weather) and I took tons of photos. I didn't bring a laptop, nor any scrapbooking material, but brought my two cameras, the point&shoot and the DSLR.

For most of the week, I used the smaller camera, or the DSLR with the kit lens, but on the last day, I used my second lens, which I have a love/hate relationship with. It means that I have to use the manual mode (yes,it says AF, but doesn't work with my Nikon D40X :-( ), so for a rookie like me, it is another thing I have to worry about. But when I get all the settings right the results are great.

I managed to get my friend, her eldest son, and my daughter under the shade for long enough to take a coupla photos. My best photo is the one of her son, I got the focus, and the exposure right, but I must have forgotten to reajust the settings before before taking a photo of my daughter who was in a slightly darker area. But hey, she's cute and photogenic and makes up for her mama poor photos skils.

This is my husband's favourite and I love it too:

And one of my favourites of my son, taken by my friend:

Sunday 6 July 2008

Brillante Weblog Premio 2008

The mega & multitalented Jackie has nominated me for this award. Many thanks, Jackie!

The rules are that I have to nominate 7 other bloggers whose blogs I admire and visit frequently.
Each award winner must show the award and link seven nominated people from their own blog then post a message on the seven chosen blogs.

I've nominated Sarah, Clare, Mandy, Lynn, Audrey,
Eva and Danielle.

I'll post a msg in each blog tomorrow. Off to bed now, night night.

Friday 4 July 2008

Not scrapping much

Lately I haven't being doing much scrapbooking. Which is fine. The only thing is, if I don't, there are a number of stories that I wanted to tell which won't be told. Because in a couple of weeks there will be something else that I want to say. And I'll forget to tell this week's stories...

Anyway, these are two that I did tell, a very trivial one about my son, and a memorable event, for me anyway, about my daughter.

Luke's insatiable curiosity:

Since she was very small, we have been telling her the story of how she became part of our family. One night, she decided that she wanted to tell me the story:

Not having much luck with my son. He is more interested in Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank as bedtime stories...