All posts tagged: postaday

My 2012 in Photographs

At the beginning of the year I saw the Daily Post had a challenge or a personal challenge for anyone who wanted to post every day. I had, for the last two months of 2011 posted every day, so I thought, how hard can it be.  I decided to put the image on my blog and vowed to do a post a day.  I am happy to say that I did this.  I didn’t miss one day.  It wasn’t always easy and some days I thought, nah, won’t worry about it, but couldn’t let it go and I always found something to blog about. Posting every day has been a very rewarding experience for me.  I found that having that pressure to do a post a day meant I had to go out and find things to photograph.  I had find ways to keep the blog interesting, not just for you, but for me as well.  I have really enjoyed doing it, and no doubt will continue in 2013.  I worry that the day I miss …

The Things You Find

The way I save my photos is on external hard disks, they hold a lot of photos, but if you take as many photos as I do, then there comes a time when photos have to be deleted.  You can’t always keep them all.  It isn’t easy to do, but in my case, the photos I decided to delete were many of the cycling ones I have taken.  They are from events that I did a couple of years ago, no one is going to want them any more, so it was time to delete them to make room for new ones. It is easy to just delete some of them, but others, my daughter was competing so I needed to save the ones of her and while I was going through them, I found some lovely surprises.     This is Ararat in May and was taken very early in the morning.  Every May Ararat Cycling Club has a Junior Tour and my daughter would compete and I would take photos.  These images were taken in …

Wait In Reception Please

Today I have another image for you from the Manchester Unity Building.  Since this week and some of next week are basically holidays, I am not going to go back to my usual posts until after next week.  The Bay Crits, cycling, is on next week and I am going to be going to that for 3 days, and I want to do some posts on those.  Most likely, I will go back to my usual posts next Friday or Saturday. As I was saying I have prepared another image from the Manchester Unity Building.  This one is the small reception area that is located outside the Boardroom and near the head office. The first time I went, I fell in love with the etched glass panel of the building.  I also knew that it would be a challenge to get a really good image of it.  I wasn’t wrong about that.  The lights behind reflect so much.  I had a good idea that one of the best ways was going to be a HDR …

Through Here

The Manchester Unity Building has so many wonderful features.  I don’t know if I will ever feel like I am done with it.  It is like stepping back in time.  One of the things I don’t think I do enough is detail.  I am trying to get better at doing it.  This was an attempt, though, it really isn’t a detail. The writing on the wall is wonderful.  I wonder what the Grand Secretary is?  I have a feeling the signage is there from when the building was first built.  You don’t really see signs like that any more.  The dark outline and the gold leaf inlaid into it.  Do they still do gold leaf lettering.  I learned signwriting when I was young, it was becoming a dying art then, but I did learn how to do this kind of lettering.  By the time I left the business most of the work was being done with vinyl lettering.  Shame really. This image was taken the day I went in their to photograph the tower.  I …

New Places

A friend and her daughter, who is a friend of my daughter, and us went out today for Yum Cha in the city.  We love Yum Cha and she had purchased some vouchers for a place we had never been to before.   It was called Dynasty and is just off Bourke Street in the city.  Check out this place. This is what we first saw when we walked in.  It was so amazing to see a Chinese Restaurant with a reception area.  We did wonder what we had walked into.  The level of detail was so nice. This is the hallway from the main restaurant back to the reception area.  I just loved how much detail was in it.  I don’t normally do the whole tourist thing, but I had to take some photos and show you.  They didn’t have any problems with me doing so. The Yum Cha was amazing.  It was great food.  The variety wasn’t as great as what we normally get from the place we usually go to, but it …

Board Room Empty on Boxing Day

Christmas for 2012 is done.  We all had a great day and enjoyed ourselves.  It was very relaxing, though the puzzle still isn’t complete, it was harder than we thought it would be.  I was very lucky to be given a new 27 inch monitor to do my images on and my mum gave me that Camera bag from Tamrac that I wanted, more on that later. It has been a very busy time I feel as though all I have done is Christmas images for you.  I have only one image today.  There is nothing Christmassy about it.  Time to move on. This is the first image I have processed with my new monitor.  It was so nice to see it so big.  Though the resolution isn’t fantastic yet, there seems to be a problem getting the laptop and the monitor to work together.  It was so great to see the image so much bigger and to work on it like that.  I am going to have to learn to control the pen with my …

Merry Christmas Everyone

I have some photos from the tree again.  It seemed appropriate.  I don’t know about you, but in my my family we stay home.  We do our best not to go anywhere.  Today will be just the four of us, which is fine.  We have been looking forward to it. It is 6.30am and I am the only one awake so far.  I thought I would do my post very early so I wouldn’t get into trouble later on. The presents are all wrapped and under the tree, except one, would have been a dead give away, so it is still hidden.  I love surprises at Christmas and one of the things I enjoy the most is seeing the faces on my girls when they unwrap something they really wanted but didn’t think they were getting.  I have got good at fooling them.  They now think that it is always a trick and never quite know what to expect.  Brilliant.  I love Christmas, a time to be with the ones you love the most. Everything …