July 29, 2009

Having Fun...Oh and a Freebie!!!

I have to say I had a brilliant day yesterday with my hunny...he has decided to take up photography again, YAY for me now I have someone to go with me on photo shoots :) His weapon of choice is the Olympus E-620 (yes he got one not me...lol) as he wants to do HDR photography. Basically you take three photos of the same subject and change the exposure on two - one under exposed and one over exposed...then smush them together in photoshop playing with blending modes and stuff...the end result is quite stunning and dramatic.

So yesterday we went out and about a couple of hours from home. Where we live we have three power stations, wind turbines (in the hills where the weather is even colder...EEK!), lots of countryside and dairy farms, so plenty of things to snap. Let me just say the weather was atrocious...we are in the middle of winter, the sky was full of rain heavy grey clouds...wind blowing a gale and temp around the 10oC mark...brrrr not my type of weather :(

BUT...we had a really great day together and I took some great photos to scrap...

On the Farm layout for this month's Hot Topic Challenge - using my Supa Digi Kit Freebie ~ O'those Summer Days, staples by Doreen Stolz and string by LorieM Designs!

Yallorn Layout - again using my Supa Digi Kit Freebie ~ O'those Summer Days, leaves action by Monica Larson, font TAMBOV!

And if you like the photo mask I used in the above layout, GRAB IT HERE along with the three others shown below!

These were just a little something I have been playing around with...ENJOY!!!

Have a great day!
hugs Sammy


  1. Thanks so much for the great masks!

  2. thank you - really enjoying using masks now, so perfect timing!

  3. First of all, let me start out by saying that a little bit of winter would do me good about now. Our crazy weather continues with 106F (41.1C) yesterday and a prediction of for today is 107F (41.6C)! No cooling in site until Sunday...ugh!

    I absolutely LOVE your images Sammy! The old, dilapidated building and fence sure make some stunning subjects to shoot. Well done!

    Great layouts and your photo masks are superb ;)

  4. Thank you for the photo masks!

  5. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 29 Jul [LA 07:00pm, NY 09:00pm] - 30 Jul [UK 02:00am, OZ 12:00pm] ).

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful masks! Also love the pictures you scrapped. Good eye for shots.

  7. Thanks...I like using photo masks!

  8. Beautiful, thank you so much.

  9. Thanks so much Sammy, love your layouts, the old buildings make wonderful pitures...
    Great Masks..thanks again.