I hope you're staying warm and having fun. I've been trying to catch up with everyone after spending the weekend working very busy late shifts and last night I read Rhonda's wonderful post on The Picture Perfect Project for 2016.
The Picture Perfect Project encourages everyone to take more photos, improve their photography skills and have fun while doing it :) There is a link up every second Thursday of each month throughout this year with the first link up having been last Thursday.
This is such a great idea! All everyone has to do is to grab their cameras and get snapping and don't we all want to improve our photo skills for our blogs? I'm a little late to the party, and thank you so much to Rhonda for sharing this link up (thank you honey xx) but here's what I've put together for January's link up...
Last year for me was all about our roses :) They were stunning last Summer and I took so many photos of them. I even made printables which you can find here and here I thought maybe I'd re-create one of those Summer images now that the snow has arrived here in Scotland and the above collage is the result :)
Across from our roses in our tiny front garden, tucked away in a tiny corner is our lavender. Oh my how this pretty lavender scents our garden all through Summer honeys. It's just beautiful. Again a comparison of the same image during Summer and now that Winter has properly arrived...
I have also learned something while taking these photos honeys. It is considerably more difficult taking photos in an icy wind with snow fluttering around you than to take those same photos on a beautifully still Summers day :)
Till Christmas, the backbone, the little item that made this blog possible, was this wonderful teeny tiny little camera...
There are no words for how much this little camera has meant to me, and still does :) It really is tiny, fitting easily into the smallest handbag so it can be taken everywhere, and takes the most fabulous images even if, like me, the person taking the photos doesn't know much more than how to point and click :) It's a Nikon Coolpix S2700 and for almost two years has been my almost constant companion.
At Christmas Hubby, bless him, got me a new camera (thank you sweetheart xx) which I absolutely adore, although I have to admit to still being a little terrified of it :) Here it is honeys..
|It's a Nikon Coolpix L340 so it's kind of a "big brother" to my much loved little handbag sized Coolpix camera. Other than size there are other differences too including obviously weight. The larger L340 model still feels odd to me but I know this is only because I am so used to using the S2700.|
I am constantly scared of dropping it so the large strap is fabulous. The arthritis in my hands has meant I am losing the sense of touch in my fingertips and have become very clumsy, dropping things. The last thing I want is to drop Hubby's lovely gift! Another very noticeable difference is how incredibly vivid the photographs are when taken by the new L340 too.
I'm so looking forward to the arrival of Spring and to our garden waking up from it's Winter slumber so I can practice using the new camera :)
Over to you honeys, do you want to join The Picture Perfect Project 2016? If so why not link up with The Picture Perfect Projects hosts, linked below. There is still thirteen days left to link up for this month why not get snapping? Also do visit Rhonda's lovely post, with her stunning photos of her darling new baby, and say hello. Rhonda is such a sweet person and if you haven't visited her blog yet you so should.