Thursday, 24 April 2008

Postcards

I've really been enjoying taking photographs again, after a very long break (years...and more!) so on a whim I decided to see how a couple of my photos would look as postcards. Enter Moo. What a quick and simple process. (that is, after all my dithering about which photos to use) Anyway, my first choice had to be the trees....taken on a sunny day last November, in my favourite woods. What's interesting is this works whatever way you look at it, which I hadn't really appreciated when looking at the image up on my screen.


My other choice was the agapanthus seed heads, though perhaps the cloudy sky is a little too gloomy. Agapanthus grow very easily in Cornwall, and you often see fields of them, grown for the cut-flower market.


I wish now I'd chosen more images, but I did it all in a bit of a hurry. Also, the crop doesn't always work. Next up will be some Moo minicards - I think they'll be trickier to get right as it's a long thin image. I got my digital camera (a Panasonic DMC-TZ3) at about the same time as I started my blog. I wanted something that would fit easily in my bag or pocket, yet had a good magnification and a macro option. At this stage I knew I didn't want a digital slr, though I think that time will come. I rarely use my old Nikon 35mm. What interests me now is mostly taking images of nature - flowers and trees, the sea in all its guises, bits of my home, the dogs....whatever catches my eye.

3 comments:

Shelley said...

Hello Diane, thanks so much for stopping by to see me and leaving a lovely comment. Enjoyed seeing your nice pictures.

Blessings to you, Shelley

Mrs.KAOS said...

Your post cards are lovely. And thank you for popping by my blog, I love hearing from new people.

caireen said...

these are really interesting - I'm noticing your photography is just getting stronger and stronger - you are blossoming away there!! hope all is well in your world, Cx