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In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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Busy gardening
Busy gardening by Helen in Wales
Busy gardening, a photo by Helen in Wales on Flickr.

Normally I take separate photos for the two photo-a-week groups I belong to, but sometimes the themes just ask to be combined. This is one of those weeks. :)

25/52 for the group 52 of 2012
This week's theme: Working

25/52 for the group T189ers weekly alphabet challenge
This week's theme: Multiplicity

We had a lot of fun with the multiplicity shots last year in the T189 group, though I made some mistakes when I took my multiple photos which made it harder than it should have been to combine them. This time I remembered to use manual settings, though I did have to watch the light because the sun kept going behind the clouds and the light was changing quite quickly. Anyway, this time the three images combined much more easily and having taken the photos outdoors, I had more room to play with.

Unfortunately, once I'd put the camera away and actually had to get down to some real work, there was only one of me. :)

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readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: June 20th, 2012 09:10 am (UTC) (Link)
That is so clever! It's brilliant. (Helen - it really is - I can mess up with a simple idiot-proof camera.)

Your garden is lovely - so green. And we all know why... ;)

Today is day two of hardly a drop of r*** - finger's crossed.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. :)

Yes, the garden is remarkably green and thankfully the front at least now looks tidier after its trim.
From: cmcmck Date: June 20th, 2012 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)
I never knew you were one of triplets! :o)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aha! Little did you know that we actually take turns to write this LJ. :)
steepholm From: steepholm Date: June 20th, 2012 11:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I want to hire you to do some work in mine, now!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'll have a word with one of my alter-egos. :) I'm afraid that I'm not available until I've dealt with the back garden where the grass is almost waist high!
heatherp8 From: heatherp8 Date: June 20th, 2012 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
that is fantastic! You're so talented :-)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's not actually all that hard if you have a tripod and Photoshop. :)
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: June 20th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love it! That's great fun, and very well done.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. It's not actually all that hard if you have a tripod and Photoshop. I was careful to ensure that I didn't overlap with myself. This chap's effort for the same group was a real piece de resistance. He managed to grasp his own hand!
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: June 20th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Impressive! He must have spent some time marrying those images.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think he said in the explanation that he'd taken 100 shots! I took three. :)
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: June 20th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yowza! That would take a while. And that's before hitting PhotoShop. I imagine trying to get shadows right on the forward hand was great fun.
carl_allery From: carl_allery Date: June 20th, 2012 01:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent photo, also some serious work required there. Have the other half of the lawn here to do myself.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm pleased to say the front grass is looking a lot neater now after its trim. I really need to get on with the back, but I think more rain is forecast for tomorrow. :(
pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: June 20th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Love the icon photo of the mower! *cue scary music*
dinahprincedaly From: dinahprincedaly Date: June 20th, 2012 02:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love this photo composite---sooo funny and feels so true
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm pleased to say the front grass is looking a lot neater now after its trim. :)
coth From: coth Date: June 20th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooh - I wish!

Excellent 'photo'.

(I do think we ought to coin a separate word for an image that originated with photo(s) but has been manipulated.)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. I'm pleased to say the front grass is looking a lot neater now after its trim. :)

Actually image manipulation is about as old as photography, from those photos of fairies to early airbrushing of women to give them the correct figure for the time. Digital, however, gives the amateur the power that only professionals used to have.
poliphilo From: poliphilo Date: June 20th, 2012 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
What fun!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: June 20th, 2012 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, it was! And I did actually settle down to some real work once I'd taken the pictures. I'm pleased to say the front grass is looking a lot neater now after its trim. :)
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: June 20th, 2012 08:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Great photo!
lilairen From: lilairen Date: June 20th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think I am most impressed by the minimal blur in the leaves of the trees.
nutmeg3 From: nutmeg3 Date: June 21st, 2012 01:31 am (UTC) (Link)
This is awesome! At first glance I thought, How cool that she knows triplets who like doing lawn work, LOL!
dendrophilous From: dendrophilous Date: June 21st, 2012 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Very cool!
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