Friday, November 4, 2011

French Pink

I've been slowly making a few changes to the blog, including adding a touch of pink. Anyone who knows me would be aware that it's my all time favourite colour - something I share with Miss TikiBoo. It's soothing, soft, fun and a little bit girly, so in order to make my blog represent "me" a bit more, the addition was required!

Something else I'm trying to do is to use original content whenever I can, which includes using my own photos. Now, obviously I'm no photographer, but I figure that if I'm making this commitment, then I shall set myself a challenge to improve my skills in this area. I will also need to make the effort to take my camera with me to places, and actually use it - the number of times I've missed a great photo opportunity because I have left the camera in the car! (It's really heavy!).
Somehow in the move I managed to lose the (expensive) head for my tripod, so that is a small restriction for taking indoor shots, but there is always a way around these things.

This afternoon I started looking back through some older photos, looking at them with a fresh perspective. Travel photos in particular. When you return from a trip you tend to view the images as a tourist and want to share them as places you explored and things you saw. Revisiting them years later you notice things you might not have expected would be something worth sharing - or in this case placing together in a montage. Colour is always a great one to start with.
There wasn't a lot of pink in my folder of images taken in France, but it was fun searching through them trying to spot glimpses! Miss TikiBoo was only 3 at the time these were taken - a chubby, giggly, curly haired little ratbag.

Next time you have the chance to sit and peruse your image folders, pick a colour and try and find 4-6 images featuring that colour - then share them with us!

Have a great weekend!

If you have stopped by, it would be lovely if you could leave a comment or just say hello so I know that you've been here. Thank you!


  1. Hello Kathryn

    I am loving the changes you have made and yes i had noticed them this week.

    gorgeous photos you have shown - very professional and they make the reader warm and smile (well I did :)

    I am saddling up soon for a new camera purchase (there isn't really anything wrong with the old one).
    I a just wanting to upgrade and get shooting more - it's always been a passion of mine.

    How's the packing going? (or won't we talk about that :)

    have a wonderful day Miss K

    loulou, from hereiamloulou blog


  2. Hi Kathryn, Lovely changes and the photos are very pretty. I love the colour pink to especially for my daughters bedroom but she is growing out of it, hopefully she goes back to the colour. Mimi xx

  3. Thank you for noticing, Miss Loulou. The packing is going rather well, I'm exceptionally proud of my packing skills. Although the coats, scarves and hats take up an entire suitcase.
    Mimi - I believe I was the same. I loved pink as a little girl then it became purple, then black and now back to pink. I don't wear it that often - grey is my favourite to wear!

  4. Hi Kathryn! That's a great idea to go through your old photos and find a theme. Love all the pink.

  5. Love the little bits of pink. And yes I agree, original content is the bomb.... if you have the time and fortitude to go exploring to take the photos. I find that I am posting more of my own stuff these days. A-M xx

  6. Loving the regular blogging K!
    and OMG - how little and cute does Alexandra look :gush:
    Stay tuned.... new blog coming soon from these parts too

  7. Gorgeous photos. I'm always, ALWAYS trying to improve my photography. Some days feel great, some days, not so! And I love pink too...we have a wall in our living room that's pink, and it's just about my favorite place in the house.

  8. The images look great. So you are well on your way to making some of those changes you mentioned in byw!

  9. A gorgeous collage of Paris in pink - my all time favourite colour & all time favourite city! I also needed pink on my blog but post about every colour because I love anything colourful & co-ordinated! I look forward to more photos!

  10. Your photos are beautiful - so light and airy. I love the idea of re-inventing old photos to create a new collage. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love the pink! and the changes are great. posts are really cute! Teri

  12. Kathryn, if you want to see some wonderful colour montages, you need to look at the blog and her flickr stream

  13. What a beautiful post I’m so jealous you have been to Paris it’s my all time special city we are hoping to go next year. I know I will fall in love all over again. Your blog looks great love the new changes, and those old photos are divine my friend.
    Hope you have a lovely week

    Always Wendy


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