Friday, December 28, 2007

Let The Challenge Begin!

In light of the brand new year peeping just around the corner,

and resolutions brimming in our minds,
I've decided that the first week's challenge theme should be...

Brand New!

8. The symbol of new life and rebirth and a new begining.

AV mode ISO 800 f5.0 using 75-300mm lens.


1. Our old gate, with a lick of paint to make it look Brand New
AV mode 100 ISO f4.5 (I think!)

11. Imagining she's a princess in her BRAND NEW dress-up shoes

Aperture Priority f/1.8 ISO 100 Exposure Time 1/400


12 . a New Day and a new year ,5.57am.january 1st 2008

auto mode,18xopticalzoom,flash on

4. On the verge of a Brand New Year, the last Sunset of 2007.

7. Brand New way to start the year, our first Storm.

TV setting, App22, ISO400, flash off.

6. And so a bud opens, revealing a BRAND NEW flower ...

Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/60 ISO 400


10. Brand new electronic stuff --

or is it which way is OK, brand new year, brand new decisions

Shooting Mode Macro( Close Up ) - Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/60Av - ( Aperture Value ) 5.6 - ISO Speed 400 - Lens EF-S17-85mm - f/4-5.6 IS USM - Focal Length 85.0 mm


5. She is in perfect condition - but she would have been BRAND NEW in the 1950s!

*************************************************************************** 9..brand new baby mice !

AV ,shutter speed 1/60..ISO 400


2. Brand New lens at play......

lens: 60mm settings: f/4.0 1/500 iso 200 No flash

Edited using Photoshop Elements


3. Strumming a chord on his brand new guitar...


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last Chance to Practise!

The new theme for this week is...
7. The sheer almost perfect symmetry of a moth. Such a fragile beauty, that's not around for long, a reason to Celebrate Life.

6. “Whenever there is a reason for celebration my husband brings me flowers - my birthday, our anniversary, the day he proposed. Yesterday for my birthday he gave me the most beautiful arrangement ever with stunning reds and purples – I couldn’t wait to capture them on camera! For me, flowers have become a real symbol of celebration and I love photographing them … they are a celebration of life!”

1. Our front lawn - inches deep in water - what a great reason to celebrate! I know one little person certainly did!

5. Celebrating the festive season with all things delicious...mmmmmmmmm . Sometimes the simple things in life are the best things!

11. Bubbles of joy celebrating a bush Christmas... this picture encapsulates the pure celebration that is children

techo bits: 50 mm fixed lens, P mode 800 ISO.

10. what better way to celebrate than with sparkler in hand.

2. Celebrate Summer Holidays

9.celebrate christmas treats..

natural light.P function ISO 200..

4. What's left after the celebration?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Pre-Challenge Challenge...


Guess Who?????I wonder what's on her mind?
I wonder what's in here...!!

WONDROUS..... these shots were taken using natural light on ISO 800 ( that's on the P setting for those of you with Canons! - x Ed)

I wonder what she dreams of?

Just Wonderful

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Welcome to the 52 Week Photo Challenge!

Hi everyone and welcome to this, the inaugural 52 week photo challenge. The idea is that each week the girls will load their own photo to this blog, which will be their interpretation of the theme. The theme - which I'll start choosing initially, will be posted each week. The only restriction is that it's not to be a photo that you already have, but must be taken during the week.

Visitors are asked to leave their vote for the best photo of the week in the comments section below that weeks post.
At the end of the year, we'll have an overall winner, who will be awarded something amazing and totally awesome... Hopefully in the meantime, each of us will be learning how to take better photos, learning new techniques from each other and moving from the green square on the Canon dial, to actually using our cameras to their full capabilities. So, please pass this link on to all your friends. We want everyone to join in the fun of voting for our 2008 Digi Chic of the year award. Let the fun begin! DK