Golden Hour

We spent the last weekend of summer dancing in the light at our beach escape. We let the whitewash chase us up onto the beach. We sat, dug holes and built sandcastles.

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And now it’s is Autumn. Probably my favourite season of the year. Crisp mornings, cool beginnings, followed often by warm afternoon.

It’s where the blankets come out after dinner while we sit as a family in the lounge.

Where the wood is split and stacked in preparation for those nights when the blankets aren’t quite enough.

Darkness has already begun to creep up earlier, so curtains are closed and candles lit.

Slippers are bought out from the shoe basket from underneath the thongs and sandals.

And the smell of BBQ’s isn’t a regular occurrence anymore.

What is your favourite season?

Photography Project

From the path to the point. Each twenty steps I took on this walk, I paused…. looked up, down, side to side, and out into the distance. Then I took a photograph. A photograph for every twenty steps on a walk we take most weekends. From the top of the path in our caravan park to the point of the beach.

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Where did your steps lead you over the weekend?

Photo Organisation

I was sure I had written a post about this before, but try as I might, I can’t locate it. Which means one of two things, I did write it and didn’t tag it in a way in which it could be found easily OR I dreamt I wrote it. Anyways, I always like to start the year off being organised, especially when it comes to the years worth of photos I will take. And I am sure there are many other ways to organise your photos, but mine way is a simple, sure fire way, that works well for me.

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I start off by creating a folder called 2015, simple enough hey? And then I add in the following other folders within that:

~~ 52 Week Project

~~ Iphone Photos (which I also then copy and paste into the correct date folder)

~~ Photobook (at the end of each month I choose all the images that I want to be apart of our yearly family photo book, it saves heaps of time at the end of the year when all the good sales are usually on!).

~~ Monthly folders labelled 01January to 12 December

~~ Within each monthly folder, a subfolder called RAW (which is where I upload my RAW files from my DSLR before I edit them in Lightroom.

At the end of every month I also try to back my files up to an external hard-drive, if you think loosing files wont happen to you, think again, it’s only a matter of time!! These days you can get a terabyte drive from $100 and it will last you a while, so for peace of mind, it’s really worth it.

Now when I have friends and family come to me for certain images, I usually know what month or year to look in. Each folder is like a doorway back into time, just waiting to be opened and rediscovered.

Hope this post helps a little. I’d love to know if you use my method and how you find it or if you organised your images in another way?

Finishing off 2014

Now that I home from our much needed break, photos have all been uploaded and edited, it’s time to post and finally close my 52 Week Project for 2014 and begin the new year!

I struggled a little with this project, especially towards the end of the year. I was back at work, at times the workload was heavy especially around report writing, and then there was the chicken pox epidemic that threw me out. Sometimes I managed the time to take the photos but found it hard to sit at the computer to edit. But I persevered and have 52 images of my children to show for it.

In 2015 I am hoping to continue and also include the colour version of the images.

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