Thursday, 31 December 2009

I added a PSE 8 tutorial for you.

From Blogger Pictures

I added a simple, step by step tutorial on my other blog. If you are playing with fan be daunting for us computer fools!!!! The address to the blog is

I took this photo today at Newburgh. In the sky is snow on it's way!!!!

I took photos yesterday and....

I wasn't overwhelmed with them. The light was ???? and it looked so blah. I used my photoshop elements 8 on this photo. From a nothing photo to something that I like. Mind you...this was taken while we were driving so the grass in the bottom of the photo is a bit yuck.

My cousin in Devon, Chris is wanting a DSLR. I am trying to give her good advice like Donna gave me...but hey I am not a pro. I do think that possibly a less expensive body with good glass will give great shots....and PSE 8 can turn a nothing photo into something nice. So Donna do you think I am wrong? If money is no option...obviously get a D90 (she is looking at it....I do want I think the D3000 will give great results if money is an option.

This is obviously the before photo.

From Blogger Pictures

After adjusting the levels and cropping the photo it looks more acceptable and not blah.

From Blogger Pictures

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

See I did the last 3 months

From Blogger Pictures

I made this for my bestest buddy in the world, Robin. She is a sweetie. It is actually embarrassing being in her is a shrine to me....hahahahaha. I know she is thinking of me when she should be thinking of Randy...I have a feeling that Santa might be her new love....I bet he stays out for the Well anyway I digress.....I sent him on the 15th....and he only got to her today! Glad he made it safe and sound...and I rang her before she opened it so I could be there sort of. I would love one of those myself...maybe next year.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

I think this is my favorite photo

This little cutie is Miss C. I am sure it is my favorite photograph! I spoke to her Mum today and asked for rights to the photo. she beautiful are her eyes???
From Robyn Regan Photography

Sunday, 27 December 2009

My latest news.....

Well this is typed using my new laptop. I was on my old computer and oddly enough....I was able to go to outlook express and got an email from Karen Martinsen and forgot that my internet wasn't working...and clicked the link....then...lo and behold it connected to the internet. I then did something else....and it didn't work....then thought...hang on I will try to go through the outlook express through Karen's newsletter...and it connected again. Why is that? Hey I am not complaining....the bank account is a bit lighter again...but this compter is nice and new and shiny!!!!!

The boys got ipod touch thingies for Christmas...they have been sitting like this photo of Brennan...too cute.

Oh and on another computer glitchy thing....I can't log into delphiforums????? I don't know why....and I will miss you all....but my new computer doesn't like it????

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sledders at the golf course

This photo was taken just down the hill from our house. It is at the 12th hole of the McDonald Golf Course. We are due more this rate Pete will not be going to work today....after his 3 hr marathon to try to get to work...which ended after it took him 3 hrs to get into the city...and he still had a way to go to get the the he came home...a 4 hr round trip that should take 1/2 hr each way!!!

Oh a happy note for lounge/dining room is looking like it should. It is so neat and nice. All I have is my photography books out!!!! Need to get into the garage and find some more Christmas decs tomorrow though. I have a snowman that I love and snowman heads..or is that just one???

Our snowy wonderland

The first photo is of our 'real' Christmas tree. It is a little potted one. The decoration on top was made by was supposed to be decorated by the boys...ha!!!!

The herron gull was on our neighbour's roof. It seems so funny to see them in the snow.

The car is our new one. A lot more snow fell since I took that photo!

The birdhouse is so cute covered in snow.

The waves were so good the other day for the surfers. There were heaps out in the snow. Crazy buggers!!!

I have had a couple of people mention that they would like to see my photos as cards. What do you think? Do you think they will sell?

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

My little neighbour

This little girl is my neighbour. I went to her class Christmas party and got this photo of her. She is so beautiful! Over this week, I have taken some beautiful photos....and lots of moving and yellow lights are not condusive to getting beautiful shots!!!! Lucky for me....there is black and white!!!

I took photos of Brennan's class having a Victorian Tea Party. We raised 74 GBP for Barnardo's from selling the photos for 1 GBP each to the parents. We sold 84 photos!!!! Not bad considering that I had only had my camera for a month.

Well better get going...another busy day of photos...and getting them printed. Then I have the holidays to edit the ones that I have been taking this week. Hope I can learn some new tricks too.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

I am cold and cranky!!!!


I am so cold....the heating isn't working downstairs...rang the emergency number...they can't come until tomorrow. Gee makes me mad. I have decorating and cleaning to do....and it is too cold..!!!!! Need to take my cranky pants off!!!

Yesterday we got to go to Balmoral Castle. It is where the royal family go for holidays. It is privately owned by them. It was so lovely...but....yep you guessed it....COLD!!!!

UPDATE: I AM LAUGHING AS I AM WRITING THIS...THE LANDLADY JUST RANG ME...ASKED ME IF THE GAS HEATER IS DOING ANYTHING TO HELP....(I have a fireplace with a heater there!!!!!!...duh!!!!!...been looking at the little Christmas tree and snowman...sitting on the hearth!!!!!!) We have lived here for a long time..and never used it!!!! Forgot it was

Friday, 11 December 2009

My new boots!!!!

Did I get the best boots ever????? better believe it! My honey bought me the best boots for Christmas. They are so comfortable and even have sheepskin on the inside!!! My photographer was Pete. I have been busy taking photos for the school. The concert was on yesterday and I have taken photos for it....I am also taking photos for the class parties. I definately can't say I am bored this season!!!! I will show you pics soon. The concert was unreal!!! I hope I can upload a video of it when I get the CD.

postnote: I never wear skirts above my knees .... but this dress was too nice to leave on the ( will get the giggle)

Friday, 4 December 2009

I have sewn!!!

After heartfelt pleas from my crafting friends, Robin, Sandy, Nan, Gina, Grace, Jennifer...and anyone else I may have forgotten.....I made something for Robin for Christmas! Now I have a mess to clean up again. Mind you, it took me all week to get it I want one!!!

On an exciting crafting note....Karen (kmprimitives) had an open house and sold $172 worth of stuff for me!!! I had made it for the Simple Goods Show and didn't get to it. So....that is going towards a new laptop...this one is looking ratty...and the new one will not have kids touching it. Thank you so much are a sweetie.

If you are wondering about the crows...I took this photo the other day...our trees are full of them around here. The are called a murder of crows...roll the r.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Flowers, decorating and sewing...

These are the flowers that Angela bought me along with a box of chocolates...that are all should have seen them men gobble them up!!!! Thank Anglea...they are beautiful.
This snowman is one of my prized pieces. I won it last year at the Simple Goods Show raffle. I wish I could say that I went...but I didn't. He was made by Stacee Droit. He stayed out most of last year...and I am sure he will be inside again for along time.
This hanger is actually usually hanging my faux family. Erica Sample made it for me last year. I love it. On the hangers the ornies are from an ornie swap that I did on A Passion for Primitive forum a few years ago.
Finally...I have sewn just to stuff it. I hope have it done for Robin for Christmas. Robin, Gina and Nan have been whispering to me to start sewing better give it a go again.....don't look too close Robin or you might guess what it is.

Well we didn't get to Balmoral. The weather was rainy and rubbish (sad face!!!!) I have 2 more Saturdays to hope that the weather behaves to allow me to take some photos.

Friday, 27 November 2009

My mojo and me....

My mojo has totally left me now.....since I got home from Robin's I have not done anything...only taken about 10 photos!!! I need to get the old mojo happening.

I put away a my halloween goodies and got a little bit of Christmas out. I want some more!!...but need to make some new stuff. Robin is hoping that I don't stop sewing I will try to make her a little something for is printed off...stuck on cardboard...lets hope that I get further along. The main problem is my cramped sewing room. I need to find a bulldozer and clean it out yet again.

If I need some brown wool....I know where to go!!!! I love these sheep! And here was me thinking that they dyed wool to make brown....(wink)

I am hoping to have the get up and go to head off to Balmoral Castle tomorrow. It is the Queen's home in Scotland. It is open for another 3 Saturdays...only 4 times in the winter!!!! I need to go and get some photos!!! We haven't been there before..Pete is working, so it will be Brennan and I.

To all of my lovely American friends.....I hope you had a fantastic day yesterday. I wish I could have enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast with you!!!

UPDATE: The sheep were really brown....I just took the green out of the grass.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Thursday, 5 November 2009


Hey don't forget if you want to see me...come over to my other blog

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Another new blog!!!!

Well I though that you would all be bored looking at photos on this I started another one. It is called Robyn Regan Photography. Mmmmm and I hate having a post without pictures...but my little photos thingie is gone...Odd...

Monday, 26 October 2009

I went to golf today....

I was all rugged up....wore a hoodie and had my long wool coat on...hood around my neck....mmmmm purdy?????....nope....warm?????...nope.....get good photos?????.....think so! This is my darling husband, Pete. I took a heap of photos but haven't had a chance to edit them yet. Had a Big Mac for lunch....and have had stomach cramps all afternoon....stinking Scottish Maccas!!!!! Never again.....oh you watch I will eat that crappy food again!!!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

The perfect fall day in Scotland

We went to Fyvie Castle for a few photos and to learn some of the techniques I needed to practice for Ashley and Shaun's wedding photos. I hope that the fall leaves are still there....I leave in 2 weeks and 1 day!!!! I wish she was here so I could have taken some portraits of her near the boat house! The branch in the water was so beautiful...Pete was driving and it caught my eye because the reflection made a he had to back up the car so I could get it. I also learned the new vignette technique that I love....I think all of my photos will have it... :)

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Dark edge vignette again

This is a better sample to show you. This is a girl I used to work with.

Dark edge vignette

Why didn't the photos line up...shhheeeeesssh. mmmmm I had them side by side...gremlins got them in a line!!!!

This is a photo of Sara in two different styles. Click on each photo to see the difference!

I have decided to learn a new thing everyday....I learned more than one today!!!

Oh and yes....the beer closer to the camera was mine... :)

Friday, 23 October 2009

Our 'new' car and the girls I am photographing!

Well it is our new secondhand car. This is not the exact car....but it exactly like it. We had to go and get my bracelet that I lost at the restaurant last week. On the way home we went 'looking' at the car yards. We came across the car that is exactly like this one but only has 15,900 miles on the clock!!!! We pick it up on Tuesday! Do you know....when we lived here the first time...we had a Fiat Punto and a Peugeot 307.....and now we have the same cars again!!!! The car was mean't for us. It was the first car that caught my eye a couple of weeks ago....and then the salesman told me that the car had been 'sold' on the weekend but the buyers didn't get the finance!!!! That car was mean't to be ours. I am a wheeler 20 GBP of petrol, 4 car mats and 76 GBP off....I hate paying the list price for The car was such a bargain as it was. The wasn't smoked in!!!

Also....this is a photo of Robin Leuschen's beautiful girls. On the left is Ashley who is getting married and Taylor who is turning 16 on the 4th of November. If you would like to surprise her for her birthday with a me for her address....she will love it.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Wild and wet weather!!!

Our weather has been wet, wet, wet!!!! There is a lot of flooding around. I have been unaware of it because I have been warm and cozy in the house. Pete took me to Collieston and Cruden Bay to have a look at the ocean.

I have booked my flights to America for my friend, Robin's daughter, Ashley's wedding. I have got the job as the photographer....did I put my name betcha!!!! She is so beautiful....I can't see any problems with the photos there!!! I will be in my favorite country on the 9th of namit....just a fews days late for the Simple Goods Show...I did try to work it out...but it still wouldn't work!!!!

Anyway...better get and serve dinner up...chicken and fried rice....made by me...the Chinese restaurants here are yuck!!!

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Ok Debbie here are some photos!

This is my friend, Sara. I took these photos a month ago. I had just got the camera. I hope you like these. I love these photos after I photoshopped them. We become friends through our sons. They both were talking about how crazy their mother's are...and decided that we would be great friends. We get along so well.