Friday, 29 August 2008

Gift cards

Found some nice gift cards by lovebird. Think something similar would work well with native Australian and New Zealand birds and plants. They are sold by

Yosemite Panoramic

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Sunday, 24 August 2008


Day 4 we left San Francisco and drove to Mariposa just south of Yosemite National Park. We did a few walks in the park, saw some deer and some California Ground Squirrel, but no bears. Day 5 we drove through the park on our way to Vegas. 

San Francisco Panoramic

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Saturday, 23 August 2008

San Francisco Artists

Some paintings by San Francisco Artists, the top photo is 'Homage to Tuscany' exhibition. The other pictures are by Varya, oil on canvas.


We've had a bit of internet trouble so this is a late update. But here is a roundup of our first few days in San Francisco. 

My first view of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge wasn't so great so we went for a closer look.

The sea lions at Pier 39. (And apparently the difference between sea lions and seals is that sea lions have ear flaps.)

The famous 'painted ladies' of Alamo Square with a view of San Fran behind them

Day three we went for a drive to the famous wine growing region, Napa Valley, and came across a classic car fair with hundreds of American muscle cars.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Fortnum and Mason

Fortnum and Mason in Piccadilly - full of very yummy things in very pretty packaging

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Wedding pics

We shot some extra wedding pics for friends this weekend, a good chance to try out some nice photoshop effects. This is using the zoom effect from the distressed finished process but I didnt add the texture at the end. It's made the background very dark and given a nice soft focus. 

Friday, 1 August 2008