Coolgirlsar Photos

Welcome to my blog, here I'll discuss goodness knows what but mostly I hope to discuss my photos that I've taken and in some cases played around with. I hope you all like what you see and please feel free to leave any comments which as always are very much appreciated and big thanks for all those kind enough to leave them.

Thank You.

Sarah. xxx

Monday, 25 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Cheating isn't good but sometimes useful.

Welcome to this weeks Sky Watch Friday.

This week has been as hectic and full of surprises as ever. Firstly I'll explain mentioning that yesterday was my birthday, I've now reached the grand old age of 35, that's years by the way although I'm told regularly by family and friends it should be more like months. So with that in mind and that the weather has been spectacularly crap, it's still the school summer holidays, I have a five year old to keep entertained oh and the big surprise.... my parents came back from their holiday in Ireland with a Puppy for me as a birthday present. So yep all in all not a good chance in hell of getting any photos in. So in an effort to try yesterday to get some photos for Sky Watch Friday while at Paradise Wildlife Park in Hertfordshire, England to be able to do a blog entry I tried but it wasn't until right at the end of the day that there was anything sky worthy to take. So here's are some photos of the animals and I promise there is some form of sky in the photos.

Sleeping Tiger but look there's sky there too!

Ok so not the loveliest of shots but still there's sky there!

High up in that tree is a Red Panda

And there's the little fella... although it could well be a girl but still I got some sky in the shot!

End of the day and a look at the clouds.

Hope you all have a lovely Sky Watch Friday. Please visit the Sky Watch Friday blog and others linked there it is a wonderful blog and well worth getting lost in for an hour or two... or more.

Friday, 15 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Through A Child's Eye

Sky Watch Friday for this week is bought to you by my son Callum who is five years old and me. We haven't had the best of weather this week, no surprise there though for jolly old Blighty. Yesterday after a little bit of rain we did have some sunshine so I asked Callum if he'd like to go out in the garden and do a bit of cloud spotting with me (a great hobby that we share together). Sadly there weren't many clouds around but I did let Callum have control of my Olympus mju 760 point and click camera. Here's the results.

Also please visit the Sky Watch Friday blog where there are hundreds of links to lots of brilliant blogs participating in Sky Watch Friday too.

Photos By Callum White aged Five Years

Photos by Sarah White... a lot lot older than Five Years

For some reason this reminds me of a handprint or if you look at it in a different angle a tall ship.

Aaah summer!

My budding photographer!

Somewhere up there is a bird. I promise there is!

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Photos of the Week

Ok so photos of the last few weeks but it is the summer holidays so time is being spent doing other things.

As it's holiday time that means I have the company of my pride and joy my beautiful son Callum. Now Callum is hit and miss on whether he'll play ball with the photo taking, some times I have to bribe him and at other times I'm lucky in that I get that photo of him not knowing. This weeks photos I'm going to centre on Callum, hey I'm biased but he is the cutest, handsomest little guy I know.

First up is this photo I took of Callum the other week playing in our back garden under the sprinkler. I love how the water is frozen in mid motion behind him, the look on his face and the water dripping from him. It's a photo of summertime fun to me. Also I love how you can see how long his lashes are here. One thing I'm always getting comments about is Callum's big beautiful blue eyes and very long eye-lashes.

This next one is my niece Eloise. It was taken at Callum's Fifth Birthday Party a few weekends ago. She's is such a pretty little girl and has the prettiest smile ever. All I did with this one was convert it to Black and White.

This is my nephew Alex, he is 3 months older than Callum and with his sister Eloise has been brought up very close with Callum. Alex has these beautiful brown eyes and in cases it is rare to get a photo of him smiling, that's why I like this one.

And last but not least is one of my yearly group photos of the three kids which I've come to name as Best Friends Forever photos, this was taken the other week on the muggiest day I've known in a long while. I had to bribe them and there were many other photos taken before I finally got this shot

If anyone is interested I also have a blog for my son Callum, it's Little Monster Callums Blog.
Please feel free to visit and leave comments.

Friday, 8 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Beauty In Strange Places

Sunset Boxing Day 2007 Upminster, Essex

Earlier this year my family and I moved home. We'd been living in a two bedroom first floor flat in Romford (Essex) Town Centre. I myself had lived there for nearly thirteen years, I was only 21 years old when I bought it. While reading the Sky Watch entry for this week I thought back to all the beautiful sunrises I saw there and felt sorry at not seeing them any more and curious to why I don't get so many of them at our new home. So with this in mind I hunted out some of the photos I took from the front room of my old flat to do my Sky Watch entry for this week. In some ways I always marveled at how if we looked one way out the window you'd never guess we were slap bang in the middle of the town centre and that according to the police at times we had the highest amount of anti-social behaviour in the borough outside our doorstep.

Oh and even though I miss those sunrises I wouldn't give up our new home for anything. :D

Happy Sky Watch Friday everyone and have a lovely weekend.

And in case you didn't pick up on the links please visit the Sky Watch Friday blog there are so many wonderful friendly talented people there. Ta.

Saturday, 2 August 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Where Are You Travelling?

Words by Sarah White

Oh cloud where are you floating
Is far out to sea
Or the other side of the world
How quick will you be there
Or will you be like a slow boat to china
and slowly savour all the sights
Oh cloud where are you floating
Is just the tiny bit of sky above me now
Or is it everyone’s joy for you to be
I never thought there were so many shades of white
Until I saw the beauty of your sight
Is it warm up there near the sun or cold beneath the stars
Oh cloud tell us your story so far

Honest Sir I do have a good excuse for my late homework. You see my five year old son Callum has been a little so and so at bedtimes so the planned Friday evening Sky Watching I had planned didn't really happen as I was dealing with a screaming, crying, shouting, tantrumming little boy. Still I did manage to rush out and click a few shots last night and the other day I was trying a new take on shots with the sky in and with kids. So this weeks entry is a little bit of a mixed bag. Hope you enjoy.