Author: Rainee

Stamp Collecting!

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collections / finding your passion

I am trying to improve my photography skills and today I tried taking close up photos from my stamp collection. It is a group of five albums given to me about 30 years ago. There is a wide variety of stamps from countries around the world. I will do a few posts on them so as I can give you a fair sample of what I’ve got. Here are some to start with:

Spring Wildflowers

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beautiful / finding your passion / flowers

I visited a local reserve (area of natural bushland) today. It was so much better than I anticipated. My aim was to take close-up photos of flowers. I still have lots to learn about using my DSLR camera but about 50% of the photos came out okay. Better luck next time! Here are some images of the native vegetation. Much of it is quite unique to South Western Australia. Here is a link from Wikipedia […]

Day 7 of 7 photos in 7 days

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7 photos in 7 days / Cooking; Creativity / creativity / finding your passion / Flow / flowers

Last Thursday I suggested our U3A Course participants take on a creative challenge of their choice, to do something creative each day for 7 days. I couldn’t convince them to do the 30 day challenge though. We meet again in the morning and I am looking forward to finding out what they have been up to. My 7th photo is shot of our morning tea tomorrow: Mini blueberry muffins!

Day 6 of 7 days and 7 photos

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7 photos in 7 days / Blogging / collections / harmony / Just for fun

Today’s photo, below, is of a canvas art painting I have in my office/creative space. I find it so relaxing to sit in my comfy chair and lose myself within the painting. It seems to relax and energise at the same time. Every time I look at it I see some different detail or how different light shows up the different colours. The image at the top was done using a colouring-in iPad app. I […]

Day 5 of 7 days of 7 photos

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7 photos in 7 days / beautiful / Blogging

I decided to divert from the flower theme of the last few days. Today I took a photo of one of my favourites – a cup and saucer I bought at Westminster Abbey gift shop in 2008. It was my first ever trip to London and I was in love with the history and architecture. I am also a fan of miniatures and fine china. It all came together in the gift shop where I […]

Day 4 of 7 photos in 7 days

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7 photos in 7 days / Australia / Blogging / flowers

Lesson 101 – always check the memory card is in the camera! Twice now I have forgotten – hopefully I have mastered that one now! This plant below was a gift to me from fellow blogger QP & Eye who I was lucky enough to meet due to COVID19 putting a halt to her travels throughout West Australia for several weeks earlier this year. It was great to meet Linda and her husband and then […]

Day 3 of 7 photos in 7 days

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beautiful / flowers / gardening

Well, I headed out with my camera this morning hoping to get some shots of wildflowers. They were a bit hard to find given that it is still Winter. Anyway I took some pics of tiny flowers only to find that I left the SD card in my computer – so NO photos! When I got home I asked my neighbour if I could take some photos of the flowers in her front garden and […]