I find the tracks left behind on the sand in this photo by the tide sweeping in and out really interesting; it reminds me of sand in a desert that’s been blown around by the wind
Monthly Archives: November 2013
I really like how the drops of water are clinging to the leaf, tempting you to give it a shake!
I took this photo a couple of years ago, when I was trying to get back into photography after a long break. I’d previously always used and loved cameras that took film and was apprehensive about switching to digital, but once I did I loved that not only could you see your images instantly but you could create different effects according to the light and composition due to the new technology.
This photo is one of my favourites and was one that was taken with a bit of experimenting. I love the bright red petals contrasting against the black shadows. And believe it or not this image has had no enhancement made to it at all.
I really like this photo of the London eye as the tree branches and leaves seem to frame the wheel and although the photo is in colour it appears to be in black and white
Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers
I thought I’d have a go at the weekly photo challenge this week, with the theme layers. I’m not sure what this flower is called but I love how lots of small petals in layers make up the body of the flower
I love the colours of these bracelets and how the crystal beads shine in the light.
It was my brother’s birthday recently so his wife and my sister decided to make him a cake, but not just any cake; a rainbow cake. (and I did my bit of course – babysitting!). They took inspiration from the Hummingbord rainbow cake which looks amazing.
First they made the batter like normal (sorry not a great photo)
Then they mixed the batter with various colours of food colouring, adding more or less depending on how rich they wanted the colours to come out
Then putting them in the baking tins and spreading the batter evenly
Once cooked leave them to cool
Then the fun part-layering the different colours of the cake with icing or in this case low-fat cream cheese for the butter-cream icing holding it all together
Then just cover the whole cake in the icing and decorate as you like. All that is left is to chill and serve.
The cake is fairly easy to make, looks great and tastes delicious. For the recipe see here and you can see my sister’s write up of her baking skills here
No, these don’t actully get up and dance but they’re used in dances across the South Asian sub continent. The sticks are lightly hit against each other, as dancers move around.