Category Archives: Trips & Travels

Cinq Natures Mortes

Few days ago, my cousin did that annoying Facebook thing and challenged me to do five pictures in five days. I obliged (after some whining) and here they are:

espoo, yellow flower, dandelion, nature, Finland

Dandelion. Well, I presume it’s dandelion. Help me out here. Is it? It’s a coltsfoot.

indiska, cushions, pillows, home decor, coral

Two new, lovely cushions. I bought them last weekend to reward myself for sticking with Treatless April. I have a plan for my bedroom and these go with it perfectly. And you know what the best part is? These were on sale and then there was another 50% off! Ooh, how I love a good bargain.

paint job, DIY

Remember when I said I was planning to paint my red mirror frame white? Well, as you can see from my stellar handiwork, I should have spraypainted the frame. I have to sand it and re-paint it. Although, my friend said that he was going to say that it looks really good because he thought I had tried out some new plastering style. Apparently no one would have known it was an accidental paint job.

selfie, Thrifty Finn

Well, not a nature morte but I do have a quite horrified facial expression. I was actually dead tired when I tried to take a selfie and the result was ten images with my eyes closed in them. Then I decided it’s better to try to force them open, hence the frozen facial expression. Well, I guess it is a nature morte after all.

window

Finally the last image. I got home and remembered that I still had one more picture to take and I was too tired (again) to think of anything clever so I snapped a photo of my window. This picture doesn’t do justice to my bedroom/study. Even as I type, it’s flooded with sunlight and I love it. And now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to take a nap on that sunny spot on my bed.

-Thrifty Finn-

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

notre dame, paris, gargoyles

notre dame, paris, gargoyles

notre dame, paris, gargoyles

This week’s theme is On Top. Here are some friendly gargoyles on top of Notre Dame. Yes, I have an never-ending supply of pictures of Paris. You’re welcome :D The pictures themselves were taken on a very gloomy day, so I ran the pics through some photo actions. Namely HEFE from an Instagram-action set. I recommend downloading it. There are many sets available, even for free! Anyhoo, if you are interested, you can find links to other interpretations of this week’s theme HERE.

-Thrifty Finn-

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monuments

Monuments! What a fantastic excuse to show off my pictures from Paris. The city that is a monument in itself. There will be many posts this week but I’m starting with ‘Monuments in front of monuments’:

I couldn’t help myself and I ended up using Pioneer Woman’s ‘Define and sharpen’ and Instagram’s ‘Amaro’ filters on these. The rhino and the muse images would have worked better if I had made use of DOF but as it is something I only do by ‘accident’ so we are a stuck with the snapshot style. Maybe someday I can figure out my camera enough to have depth of field as part of my intentional repertoire (meaning skill) but till then…Random snapping it is.

Thrifty Finn-Photographer extra-ordinaire

P.S. If you are interested there are more interpretations listed HERE.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

 

chateau fontainebleu, france
WPCThreshold2

I had a story in my mind for this week’s challenge but I couldn’t make the dots to connect. Something about distances of time and social status etc. First a corridor at Chateau Fontainebleu in France and the second picture is the house where my grandfather was born in Lapland. I used Pioneer Woman’s ‘Vintage’ photo action for the images.

If you are interested, there’s more interpretations of the them “ThresholdHERE.

Thrifty Finn- Apparently out of ideas.