Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Venice Beach


The Doctor doesn't 'get' this photo, but I had lots of fun playing with my aperture settings to get a shot where the sand was in focus and the background wasn't :) It isn't a photo that tells a story, but I love how it came out so wanted to include it in my album - so here's a simple page to set it off:


Leftover scraps of Crate Paper Farmhouse collection and Lily Bee, and Thickers.

This post was brought to you by Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party and was made with pieces from those papers Shimelle made me cut up. The idea was already bubbling after seeing Kirsty's Challenge #6, to scraplift a page - I loved the page she showed by Kelly Purkey but can't find the original to link to, so please view it via Kirsty's blog! The circles were definitely inspired by that lovely layout as much as by Shimelle's prompt :)

20 comments:

Jo.C said...

I love this picture. Sometimes getting crowd scenes in can be too busy but I think this captures the mood without too much detail. Well done. Great page too. Very simple but effective. Have fun x

Mary B said...

I get it though and I bet most of us crafter will Great shot and I love the circles for the bkgd pp

Scribble Monster said...

I get it, I get it lol. Great shot, great idea, i'll totally have to lift it :)

I love the circle background and I have my eye on that range of papers too.

Alison said...

I get it...and maybe one day will be able to DO it LOL!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

I get it and I think it is a fabulous shot. It is much more calm and serene with all that background out of focus!

Fiona (angelfish) said...

Well I get it, although my husband probably wouldn't either!
Love the 'spotty' background from scraps.

Emily said...

This layout is fantastic!!! I love the photo in the layout!!!

alexa said...

Perfect - just my sort of page. :) And to me it tells the story of a woman who was so determined to capture something new that she was prepared to be on hands and knees in a public place despite the lack of comprehension from a beloved. :)

Jimjams said...

Gorgeous page - so simple yet so creative. Great shot too - a crab's eye view?

Bunnyfreak said...

Hey, that's what we are for. We get the photo.

Amy said...

What doesn't he get? Is it the fact that the sand was the focal point? To me it shows so many things ... like Alexa said, it certainly tells a story!

furrypig said...

I al so love that picture and the page you made with it. Only today my aunt, sister and daughter all said I was obsessed with taking photographs! I thought I was being very constrained and was only using the little camera!!

Clair said...

It's a great photograph - and it's so cool to see how your photography has improved now that you're experimenting.

Melissa said...

This is lovely Mel. I want to do a layout with punched circles when I get to the end of my Stash Diving Kit. Can't wait for the story of Darth Vader!

The Creative Beast said...

I like the way the picture turned out! I love how the sand is the main focal point and one can imagine all sorts of things of the people in the faraway background =-)

Well done!

Beverly said...

I get it and I love it :) Love seeing fresh perspectives.

The Mann Fam said...

I LOVE IT! I speaks to me as something I would do, wait I've already done this. I LOVE your page as well.

Missus Wookie said...

Ah to me it's a far from the maddening crowd type shot. I like the background too.

Lynn said...

I love the photo and the layout. My family have giving up trying to understand some of the things I take photos of!

Gail said...

He may not get it but I do - love the idea of it - so much better than the usual picture of a crowd on the beach.