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Where has the time gone?

Yes, where has the time gone? Blogging in September - following, reading, commenting - yes, posting - no, not once! Life has been turbulent, personally and professionally, for weeks and weeks, so I'm hopeful that October brings a period of calm. Soothing and comforting, like the photos below taken on Porthmeor Beach today, at around 5.30 pm. There would have been more, but guess who forgot to charge the battery! That's not all, the best pic - which showed the leaden sky in the West also included an area of sunlit blue sky and blue water to the East - couldn't be included because of a badly sloping horizon. Does anyone know of a programme that can correct this? Using old photo editing software for my camera, it was possible to tilt and crop the image a little at a time until the horizon was straight (Fotostation Easy for Nikon) but it doesn't seem to be compatible with Vista. Any advice will be much appreciated. Talk again soon, Lesley x


  1. Dear Lesley,

    The pictures that did turn out are so moody and lovely. I've missed your posts!

  2. Beautiful photos Lesley, wonderful colours. Arn't we so lucky to live in the most beautiful place where it looks fabulous no matter what the weather is doing

    I believe there is a way of straightening the horizon in Photoshop Elements. I will ask my sister about it. She straightened my horizon line on my black n white header photo

    Carolyn xx

    ps. Really hope life calms down a little for you soon. Sending a big hug xx

  3. Lovely photos. Soothing just to lok at them! Hope your life falls in line with the photos this month. :-)

  4. So pleased to see you back. Had noticed you hadn't posted, but that you were still commenting. Hope life is more calm for you now...... Haven't a clue how you straighten horizons in photoshop... I have never "done" landscapey stuff. How I wish I had and then I could help :O( x

  5. Lovely photographs and your right...they are soothing and comforting!! Hope things settle down for you soon.

    C x

    Ps. No idea about editing software...perhaps there is a tutorial online somewhere?

  6. Your photos are so beautifully composed. And Carolyn is right - St. Ives is beautiful no matter what the weather. The gloomy grey sky is lovely juxtaposed with the turqoise water. Just look at all those textures - flat sky, cloudy sky, rippled water, crested waves, flat sand, rippled sand - just beautiful. I see a painting or art quilt....

  7. beautiful images and yes, there is a way to straighten your horizons. i have a photoshop elements 7 program that i've begun to try to figure out . . . unfortunately, i know that it does many many MANY fabulous things but am unable to actually DO most of them (yet).

    your shots are wonderfully soothing and i so envy your location~!~ i hope that you can allow the beautiful area that you live in bring you some peace as i have missed reading your blog posts~!~


  8. Dear All, thanks for your kind and supportive comments - which are very much appreciated - and the good, practical advice! Lesley x

    PS Hope to visit your blogs tomorrow as it's getting late and I still haven't 'changed the fish'. 'Perky' the goldfish (turning silver now) has his own tank, must be around 9 years old and measures approx 8 inches from nose to tail, and I have the unenviable job of part emptying and cleaning his tank every week or so, and he's not even mine!

  9. i wish i could help. really nice shots. looks very isolated - i like that.

    take care of that huge gold/silver fish!!


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