Trudie Callan

Photo-a-Week Challenge


Week 22 – 30. Show us your (colour) Bokeh


This is my attempt at bokeh this year with the Christmas tree lights.

I wish you all the best for 2017. I hope you have a happy and prosperous one and lots of light.


Week 21 -50. White on White


I have been trying to do this for a while and this is the best I have come up with.

It is part of the Christmas decorations at the local shopping centre. I processed it in Silver Efex Pro and added white vignetting from Elements.

May I wish all my fellow bloggers all the love, joy and peace of the Christmas season and wish them all they wish for themselves in 2017. Thank you for all your postings and inspiration so far this year. x



Week 20 – 37. Stop Action


This is at the Gymnastics display for Christmas at our grand daughters’ Gymnastics Club. They put on a superb display with the Olympics as their theme.

Photographically it was difficult with disco like lighting and of course moving gymnasts. I had  a 18-250mm lens but no flash was allowed so it was a compromise to choose a shutter speed to make a picture in the light available and try to freeze the motion. I could not use a tripod either. I have chosen a shot where the children are not easily recognisable.

We won a fantastic hamper of goodies in the raffle so all in all it was a great evening!




Week 17 -9. Closely Cropped


Tried a “selfie” for this week and was horrified by the reality of a straight unflattering shot. Spent a pleasant few hours playing with make-up then shooting the image in difference poses and lighting and finally putting it through the editing for portraits in Elements and Silver Efex. I cropped it in as closely as possible to get rid of unsightly wrinkles and to get the emphasis on the eyes. Had a haircut that week too so another closely cropped.

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Week 16 -7. Bent or Twisted


I belong to a Walking Group and I spotted this twisted tree in Richmond Park. It was a beautiful Autumn day although in November and the deer were there too – coming into the mating/rutting season. It was a challenging walk through deer and up and down steep hills. I would have liked to have got a better view of the tree but I could not afford to get too far behind. Luckily there are one or two older members who are glad of the chance to slow down! (I noticed the leader had his binoculars this week.) I loved the beautiful autumn colours of the trees and the ferns and the vistas from the hilly sections of the walk.