Saturday, June 28, 2008


My reports are nearly finished - only another 8 hours to go. LOL. But, I am nearly there, one more subject and an overall comment - 25 times!!!

Time to choose my favourite frames. I wish I'd had more time to play with this theme as it was interesting. Had me looking at things a whole new way.

My final selection:

The Rose Arch. My garden is divided into separate areas - "rooms" I think Edna Walling called them. This archway leads us from one room to another and gives a glimpse of what is to come. I love the effect. In Spring and Summer it is entirely different as the roses come into prolific flower.

Cousins. I loved the effect of the dark background and the light forground with the two children playing in the pool. Has a nice summery feel to it.

Autumn Leaves. The garden again - it isn't difficult to see where my interests lie. Here I like the contrast between the dark tree trunks framing the tree in the background and the coppery autumn leaves in the foreground.

Now I'm off to see if anyone else has posted their final choices - much more creative than mine, I imagine.

Liz Needle

Sunday, June 22, 2008

More Frames

More Frames
Originally uploaded by lulubelleliz
A few more frames - two accidental and one accidentally noticed.

Part of our city skyline. seen through a window when I was at the Central Market. Luckily I had my camera. Mosaic Maker has cut off one side - as it does!!

Japanese Gardens at Darling Point. One of my favourite places.

I liked this one of the kids playing in the blow-up pool.


Saturday, June 21, 2008

Frames with a difference

Browsing through my photo collection, I came across some more "framed photos"; this time with a different slant.

The first one I included because it became obvious that Di and I had both visited Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island. I love this photo.

The second one is of Don's father and uncle - identical twins. Have to say I didn't actually take this one. LOL

The third one is of my mother, but I rather liked the baby magpie perching on it.

And finally the magpie(Oscar) watching the cricket, with Jason Gillespie in the frame.

Off to find some more "frames". I rather like this challenge - besides it's keeping me away from report writing.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Garden Frames

Garden Frames
Originally uploaded by lulubelleliz
Di's photographic Challenge has got me going. I seem to drive around the countryside seeing frames around every corner, but never in a spot where I can stop. Very frustrating.
However, I decided to walk around the garden for starters and found a lot of natural frames. Very rough, I'm afraid because the garden is wearing its winter doldrums at the moment.

1. The house from under an old flowering gum. I love this view. It's the first one I see when I come home each night
2. Again from under the old gum tree. I love the shape of this old tree - very interesting arrangement of branches and the misty look of the garden in the background contrasted against the boldness of the tree shape - there you go Di, how's that for analysis.
3. The rose arch in winter.It makes an intersting shape and shows off the garden behind.
4 This frame works better in summer when the trees are in full leaf, but I liked the effect of the yellow leafy frame above, echoed by the fallen leaves on the lawn below.

As I said, very rough. I didn't notice te gas bottle in the foreground of number 2, or the dog kennel and droppers, or the untidy furniture in number 4. Still it's realism.

Liz Needle