Sunday, 15 October 2017

A Photo a Day #289

Wrong Side of the Street


A self portrait: the light here behind me was blinding, so perfect for silhouette photography. Apparently we're due some extreme weather over the next few days in the form of Hurricane Ophelia passing over.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

A Photo a Day #288

Into the Light


By chance, two people walked past me when I was snapping away in this subway. I've photographed this before and find the colours and lighting fun to capture.

Friday, 13 October 2017

A Photo a Day #287

Birthday Girl


Maisie is two years old today. She brings us so much happiness, even when things are tough. I made her a birthday cake which she devoured without even offering us a slice. We love this little cat and couldn't imagine life without her.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A Photo a Day #286

Watermarked


I'm not sure what to say about this one at all. Sometimes I try to find the interesting in the mundane; sometimes I succeed, other times I fail. It's all subjective of course! I'll leave it at that.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A Photo a Day #282: Flashback Sunday

Shelley with Kittens


I scanned some old photographs from my collection. This photo was taken before I was born, probably around 1982-1983. The cat in the photo is Shelley. She was the most sweet-natured tabby cat who lived to the age of 20. She was a mummy to 4 kitten of which 2 were given away and 2 died as young cats. 

The original colour tones are of an era and I wanted to bring out some of the rich purples that were in the original (taken by my dad). I've added some clarity and contrast to show off Shelley's beautiful markings. 

I thought editing some photos from the 80s and 90s would be a fun edition to the 'Photo a Day' project. Whilst these photos will not be originally my own work, they will be images that are significant to me and taken from my collection of album photographs. It'll be interesting to see what modern technology can do to photos that were taken before this technology existed. Watch this space for more 'Flashback Sunday' images.

Trying DECIEM Skincare Products (The Ordinary, Hylamide and NIOD)


Deciem products are much talked about in the beauty world currently. One of the key reasons for this is that they offer ranges of skincare for an array of budgets and focus on the science behind effective skincare. I am by no means an expert, but through my interest in skincare, I have read up quite a lot about the types of ingredients to look when investing in anti-aging products that actually work. I have tried three products- one from each of the main Deciem brands and I have some opinions to share.