Friday, September 23, 2011

Floriade 2011

As promised, here are some of my Floriade pics.  I think I mentioned last post, I went on the opening day - which can mean that not all the flowers are out yet, but I thought it looked pretty good.  It was busy, but I've seen it a lot more packed.  Hearing the forecast for this weekend, it's a good thing I went last week, cause it's going to be a cold weekend.

I love the vibrancy of these gorgeous red tulips, and the yellow ones just seem to pop out!  I also love photos with water.  Photos taken just after it's rained... when the sun comes out are my favourites.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Delicious perfumes

This is meant to be a post about Floriade. I ended up going last Saturday for a couple of hours, and took a few shots.  I decided to take my tripod for fun and was accused of being a news reporter for a Darwin Newspaper by a strange guy????? Random!  It cracked my sister up, because she kept teasing me about taking the tripod.

Anyway, I am too tired to download the photos off my camera, so I thought I'd add some photos of some of my favourite perfumes that I already had on my computer.  The above is Ralph Lauren Romance.  By far it is my most expensive perfume and my smallest bottle.  I tend to save it for when I am going out at night as it smells like an evening scent to me.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Happy first birthday little one!

I've kept in pretty good contact with some of my friends from high school.  One of them has the sweetest little girl, every time I see her I comment that she is the spitting image of her dad, but I can see her mum in her too.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Lindeman Island - Club Med!

The view of the village from near the boat jetty.
Yesterday I got home from an amazing and relaxing week away at Lindeman Island Queensland with my mum.  It was such a lovely week.  It kicked off really well when I ran into KB at the Canberra Airport on her way to a course she was going to in Sydney. It was great to see her and to have a coffee together before I left. She said she reads my blog, so "Hi KB!!"

Sunset over the pool on our first night.  I was in love with the place already, but it was only a small taste of what we were to expect!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

My new camera and spring has sprung!

Well, I finally did it. I've been wanting to get one for a really long time (even before digital), but they've been out of my price range.  I decided this year, if I got a good tax refund, I would go and buy myself a Digital SLR camera. I was so happy when I came out of the tax agent, I went straight to the stores to look!

Of course I did a stack of research online first, and I came to the conclusion that I wanted to give the Nikon D5100 a go.  It had heaps of cool features that I am sure any professional photographer would probably cringe at, but for someone like me who is most definitely an amateur and just wanting to have a bit of fun and take some cool shots, it seemed like the perfect choice.  I've had 4 Canon cameras in my time, so I figure I could spread my spending around!