I didn’t realise this until I logged into my blog to publish this blog, that I was up to 999 posts! So this is my one thousandth blog post. Wow! I probably should have gotten here a little bit sooner, but I have missed a few days here and there in the roughly 3.5 years I’ve been doing this blog. I started off being very strict about publishing daily (even when I was sick with the flu once I dragged myself out of bed), but after a while I wasn’t quite so stringent with myself about blogging every day. Some days are wet and cold (like today) and you go nowhere and see nothing except for the four walls of your house. I usually have a few photos saved up for days like these. The butterfly is one of those saved up photos – I snapped it a few days ago. It’s on a house you can see from Barbadoes Street, and I have been meaning to photograph it for years, but I am always coming or going somewhere if I am on Barbadoes Street!
I’ve done a bit of editing to the photo as I am trying out a new Photoshop filter (Topaz Adjust) that does lots of interesting effects. I’ve layered two images on top of each other and done a mask so the red comes through (the house walls are actually just white without all the dramatic black and white shadowing!). I rather like the effect, and you will probably see a few more. I’ve also recently download the Poladroid software which makes your photos look like old polaroids (see images below).
Here are two photos I did take today – of the cheese scones I baked for our lunch. I had Vegemite on mine (you can just make out the yellow jar at the back!).