HD Video slideshow of my images our mum passed away sadly this year and this is my little tribute to her where she now rests surrounded by mountains,gardens and beauty.

Some one stole my Bickie - Cinemagraph

Some one stole my Bickie – Cinemagraph

Inspired and fascinated by Red Bubbles Journal on Cinemagraph Images
I set about trying to make an animated image myself.

My first attempt and I am sure I can improve from here.

I took a short video on my Canon 7D of my espresso coffee cup, I then selected one frame within a selection of frames to mask and stop the motion.

Looking forward to more fun with this technique and using my camera more in HD video mode.

The Glass is always half Full


Time lapse Video John the Master Chef

My second time lapse video…

My husband John ain’t bad at cooking and while away on the weekend he cooked up a birthday dinner. A nice piece of Salmon with a Ceasar Salad so I decided to photograph him in action. This is the result, 404 frames taken with an intervalometer and my Canon.The first set were longer exposures to accentuate the speed and agility of John in the kitchen. Note the drinking that takes place during the cooking. We hammed it up a bit for the camera, we are not usually that silly………………….well………………… yes we are!


A total of 404 frames taken on my Canon 7D were used to make this short Timelapse movie of just over 1 minute. Camera on a tripod and I used an Intervalometer remote control to take the images.

Canon 70-200 L Lens.

The post processing was done in Lightroom 3

Photoshop Tutorial 3D Framing effect using PSE9

Creating a 3D effect with framing
Photoshop Elements 9…

For the purpose of this tutorial I am using a stock waterfall image courtesy of
Many Thanks and credit to kxhara DA Stock

This image is not displayed in my gallery nor for sale just used for the purpose of this tutorial

Step 1. Duplicate the layer
Step 2. Using the rectangular Marquee tool mark an outline of a frame within the image I have marked up with a wider area of framing at the bottom of the image in order to allow the flow of the waterfall to extrude over and forward of the framework.
Step 3. Select Inverse to show the width and marching ants of your proposed frame.
Step 4. Using the gradient tool I used default Black white gradient set to reflected and mark a small stroke inside the framework (marching ants) I made my stroke o

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