Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Fun and bugs

I'm sitting here with both of the boys off school with some sort of stomach upset, bug type thing. Not fun at all. So while they wallow in self pity in the Living Room I have been playing with Photoshop, stopping every so often to throw the boys a sympathetic comment or bottle of lucozade.

I have been scanning a lot of pictures lately and have been playing with some old family photos, removing scratches, stains, creases etc. I'm rather pleased with the results.

My Grandma - Violet in about 1927ish

My Great Grandfather Alexander Robert Farrow in India

Over the weekend I decided that my empty chimney breast needed a little bit of something to liven it up so went and bought myself a load of black frames to arrange into a collage. I have 4 pictures being printed in Asda as I write this - can't wait to pick them up. This is one of them. I will show the whole collage when it has been completed - don't hold your breath though it could take me years!

Seeing as I am here anyway I may as well have a go with HSMSHS so here are mine for yesterday and today.

I took this one at about 6.30 this morning while the sky was still blue

and this one is being printed for my wall


Kate said...

Great green photo, hope the boys are better soon.

Bobs said...

I love all your old photos! Restoring those is one of favourite things to do. I could sit all day taking out creases and scratches! Lol

Love your Nature's Beauty shots! You've got the same flowers I have for Yellow (love the backwards 'y', by the way!).


Eleanor said...

Also loving your old photos, (that was my hair in the sixties) and my mother was a Farrow.

Anonymous said...

lovely nature shots!

Photographing Mom said...

Wow! The old photos look great!! Love what you did with the brother shot!!

Sarah said...

wow stuning shot for green!!The first one looks so soft, beautiful :)

sam said...

great job on the old pictures, you have more patience than me,
love the nature shots too,

Chris T said...

Beautiful shots Rach. Not surprised you're getting those framed :-D

Mima said...

Love what you have done with the old photos, and lucky you for knowing who they are. I have lots of old photos of my Granny's but no-one left to tell us who they are, very sad.

Just love the seed pods, with the hint of the black seeds poking through & waiting for next year to grow again!

Igotmebabe said...

Hope the bugs all go soon. Loving the work you have done restoring the old photographs and the brothers shot is wonderful.
Great Yellow and Green shots,the seed pod is spectacular, it will look great hung on your wall.

Gez said...

Oooh gorgeous shots.xx

Anonymous said...

Love both shots, the pods look fab. :)