Thursday, 12 January 2012

The Beach on a Rainy Day.....


Hi everyone,

I love the Instagram look but unfortunately don't own an i-phone! 

So imagine how excited I was when we loaded the latest Picassa version and under the "More fun and useful image processing" tab is the "cross process" button. The end result is very similar to Instagram.

We went to the beach a couple of days ago - in the rain! Well it was drizzling on and off - better than the torrential downpour that we have been experiencing A LOT lately. 
So we decided that we had to get out and we drove (with a lot of "Are we there yets" from the back seat) to a gorgeous beach on Whangaparoa Peninsula. And decided to walk and get some air.

The sky was dark and moody and there were a few brave souls in the water but for the most part the beach was deserted.

We got caught up in a few showers but it was so good to get out the house that we didn't mind and I managed to take a few gorgeous photos that look fab, fab, fab converted to "cross process"


Footprints in the sand.....


Look at the sky...... just beautiful.....




Love this picture of Payton in cross process.....


Posing with the giant frame- doing the tourist thing....




I still like the original pictures but for some reason the cross process really works with the setting of these photo's. Will definitely be framing that one of Payton....

Take care

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18 comments:

  1. Wow! Such beautiful photos Nats. Love the two variations of each photo. Great to see all the family in this lovely post.



    xxxAudra

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    1. They came out pretty well hey? My new fav thing xxx

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  2. Beautiful pics!! Love the cross process effect! Kudos on your signature too! Woohoo! Glad the bloggy series has been a help to you!

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    1. Thanks Renee. I had the old version of Picassa for ages then Sean downloaded the latest version this weekend and I am hooked!
      Thanks again for your helpful posts - I do have to let you know that it took me forever to do my signature... I made so many mistakes and had to keep going back to the beginning. But so much fun xx Nat

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  3. Wow! Who knew it was that simple to cross process pictures? I LOVE them! You guys are such a cute little family!

    Erika
    www.oopsicraftmypants.net

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    1. Hi Erika - thank you so much for visiting. And thanks for your sweet comment. Please pop over again. Nat

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  4. Hi Natalie, what a great thing cross process is. I have never heard of it before. Looks like you all had a beautiful day at the beach. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

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  5. Hi Chris - thank you for following- I went to visit your blog and I'm following right back. I do hope your neighbour is ok.
    Take care, Nat

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  6. Hi Natalie - GREAT POST - downloading Picasa as I'm typing this! Your photos are awesome!!! I don't have an iphone either - can't wait to play with my photos using this program - thanks so much for sharing!

    Love your blog!

    Cheers ~ Mary

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    1. Aw thanks Mary.... Im so excited your getting Picassa - Picassa 3 has the latest programmes. I also like the 1960's look - I think I'm going to do another beach post soon as Iv converted a few pics of the kids to the 1960's view and they look really good. Also I have one of my son running and when I add focal zoom to it - he looks like he is running faster - so super cool xx Nat

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  7. Your pictures turned out great. I love them. I've used picassa and it's pretty cool. Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I'm your newest follower too :) Hope to "see" each other again soon. :)

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    1. Aw thanks for following me back Karla - yep catch up soon xx

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  8. Hi Natalie! I'm so glad you posted about Picasa!!! I've been using the program since the day I saw your post! Picnik is closing and that was the program I had been using since spring. I actually shared your post with Three Mango Seeds who learned of Picnik closing and wanted to learn about other photo editing programs out there. So....thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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    1. I also heard about Picnik - that sucks cos I was learning how to improve my blog and Renee C (above - her blog is http://www.livinglaughingandloving.com/) gives her tutorial in Picnik. But Im sooooooo glad you are loving Picassa - it is heaps of fun! Oooh and I love your breakfast in a mug post - yum! xx Nat

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  9. thanks for the picasa tips! i'll definitely be using them for future photos!

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    1. That's great Sarah, I also love picmonkey and pix-o-matic - all fab for editing photos
      Thanks heaps for stopping by xx Nat

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  10. Great pictures!!! I didn't know you could do that with Picasa!!! Thanks for the tip!!!

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    1. Thanks Shan, I also love picmonkey and pix-o-matic - all fab for editing photos
      Thanks heaps for stopping by xx Nat

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