Saturday, January 13, 2007

Kaleidoscope

Hiya,
I've been mucking about with our digital camera.
During the Christmas holidays I discovered all these different special effects that I didn't know it was capable of.
I'll show you some of my favourites over the next couple of weeks.
This one is "Kaleidoscope" and I've given you the before and after pix to compare.
You can adjust your centre point (within certain perameters) to get the effect you're looking for.
I think it looks cool.
You can do it with faces too, but I'll have to get permission before showing you some of them.



You may have noticed from my banner above that I am "Knitting from my Stash" Gulp.
Most of my New Year Resolutions are to do with the home, but I thought I'd come clean about my New Year "Aspiration" (see, I'm watering it down already) to knit from my stash for a while.
I always seem to skim relatively recent purchases off the top of the stash, and seldom dig deep into the realms of history, so I'm going to try to do that more. I have a couple of different exceptions (my niece is expecting again, yay!) and exclusions (I can buy top-ups for projects which need additional supplies) and jokers (trips to Paris, new season's products from the manufacturers) but I am endeavouring, in fact, aspiring, in fact, resolving to knit from my stash for the foreseeable future.
Wish me luck!


6 comments:

Amelia said...

Good luck with the knitting from stash! I nearly joined but the decided that setting myself up for failiure was probably not a good idea!

Anonymous said...

Regardless of your kaleidoscope effect, those flowers are beautiful. Sonja x

Anonymous said...

Good luck going through some of your stash. Think of it as shopping from home. Maybe that'll make it easier to stick to. But you have great exceptions to your rule. I purged (gasp!) but needed to. Now after the purge, I am knitting from the stash.

Love the kaleidoscope pictures. Digital cameras are fun when you start playing. A fun game is to grab the camera turn around in a circle and shoot whatever grabs your eye. It's always surprizing what great shots you get.

Anonymous said...

Good luck going through some of your stash. Think of it as shopping from home. Maybe that'll make it easier to stick to. But you have great exceptions to your rule. I purged (gasp!) but needed to. Now after the purge, I am knitting from the stash.

Love the kaleidoscope pictures. Digital cameras are fun when you start playing. A fun game is to grab the camera turn around in a circle and shoot whatever grabs your eye. It's always surprizing what great shots you get.

Anonymous said...

You are indeed strong - I'll be attempting no such thing as I have the willpower of a child in a sweetie shop - I am however making a determined effort to finish at least 50% of my WIPs!

Lovely pics :)
Elaine x

carol said...

What fun - its amazing what these digital cameras can do isn't it? Lovely to see roses at this time of year.