Friday, December 30, 2011

Holly Berry Bokeh

Holly Berry Bokeh by Rhinoa
Holly Berry Bokeh, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

Happy holidays! I know it's a little late, but it's been a crazy couple of weeks. Work was super busy coming up to the end of the year. Then I had a wedding (my sister) and a funeral (my great aunt) in the same week just a couple of days before Christmas. I took this picture on Christmas day. I spent the day with my dad, his wife, my sister, her new husband and mine. My dad had planned a walk in the country. We were expecting a pleasant stroll but it turned into an 8 mile speed hike. As I had my camera it was a great excuse to go at a more relaxing pace and my dad hung back with me so I didn't get lost. I took this shot while he held the branch still (the wind picked up just as I tried to take it) and I'm really happy with the bokeh effect in the background. I took a whole bunch of lovely plant and flower pictures and I'll put a few more up soon.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Full Moon Magic

Full Moon Magic by Rhinoa
Full Moon Magic, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

It took me a while to get the settings right to take this shot, but I'm really pleased with it. The moon has been so big and beautiful the last few days and last night it was full plus there was a lunar eclipse. The moon always seems so magical to me and I'm looking forward to taking pictures during it's other phases.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tree of Light

Tree of Light by Rhinoa
Tree of Light, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

I love this time of year. All the trees look so pretty when they are full of lights like this. It makes walking around London in the evening a magical experience. I only wish they could stay up all far, but maybe I would get bored. I doubt it though.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Rah!

Rah! by Rhinoa
Rah!, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

It's Caturday once again and this week I thought I would post a picture of Loki. He's a funny little man cat, he's very jittery and skittish. I managed to catch him in a relaxed and sleepy mood and timed this picture just as he opened wide to do a giant yawn. I love how detailed it came out and picked up all the different colours of his whiskers and parts of his tongue.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Lines of Light in London

Lines of Light by Rhinoa
Lines of Light, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

Still experimenting and getting to know my new camera. I took this photo walking out of Green Park tube station in central London on Saturday. The Victoria tube line was closed and I was going to get a different tube line, but decided at the last second to get off here and walk through the park past Buckingham Palace. Definitely glad I did as I like this simple photo of the lights going into the darkness.

I was in London to do a Photoshop Elements course which I wasn't impressed with. It's a four week course so am giving it one more week with an open mind before making my feelings known. I also made use of my travel card going to see Breaking Dawn Part One.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Caturday - Willow Kitty

Willow Kitty by Rhinoa
Willow Kitty, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

It must be Caturday again. This week enjoy a picture of my friends beautiful tortishell cat Willow. A real sweetie despite enjoying nibbling feet and hands, She's only 8 months old and I wish I could steal her for my growing cat family...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunset through the trees

Sunset through the trees by Rhinoa
Sunset through the trees, a photo by Rhinoa on Flickr.

Spent a day playing board games with friends down in Sussex. On the drive down there was a beautiful sunset and we made it just in time to take a couple of photos before it finished setting. Keeping in the habit of always taking my camera with me is really paying off!