No I haven’t hit the ski slopes literally or otherwise, fellow bloggers asked how I add arrows, shapes, text and symbols into the photos I post here on my blog. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it, and I’m fully expecting, or rather hoping to see how creative you lot can get with shapes and arrows 🙂
I’ve created 3 PDF’s (Adobe) that you can download and read at your leisure – I do hope they make sense, I’m sure if they don’t you will let me know ! For those that asked I will send them as an email too, I know Celia was asking but she’s off gallivanting.
So no gardening or food today but there are some photos and a story to entertain you.
The photos today were taken the other week when I was walking along the promenade from St Leonards into Hastings. It’s less than a mile to walk, but late afternoon in Autumn / Winter the light will change as you walk – from deep blue to dark. As you walk, with the sun on your back you have to remember to turnaround every now and then and take a moment to enjoy the view.
And for those that might wonder about the pier, it is currently closed and looking very sorry for itself. A major fire damaged it a couple of years ago – arson don’t you know. The smoke filled the area for days – you could smell and taste it, while the fire itself took several days to extinguish. And when the fire crews had left, Hastings was left with sorry state of affairs – a burnt out mangled wreck.
But there is light at the end of the tunnel, or should I say light at the end of the pier? as Hastings was awarded National Lottery money to refurbish and rebuild the pier. The relief is palpable. A seaside town with a pier in danger of collapsing into the sea is a miserable sight. So over the next couple of years we should see the pier emerge from the ashes.
You may or may not have noticed that I try to change the header photo of my blog on a monthly basis, this month’s photo is of the pier and was taken on the same walk. And as a couple of eagle-eyed viewers noted there is a murmur of starlings above the pier – not very distinct but still visible (look above the pier and in the centre of the photo in the header). I watched them for 5 or so minutes, swooping and diving, soaring and changing shape. A wonderful sight.
The documents I’ve created are –
How to Add an Arrow or Shape into a Photo – HOW TO ADD AN ARROW OR SHAPE TO A PHOTO
How to Add Text into a Photo – HOW TO ADD TEXT TO A PHOTO
How to Add a Symbol like Copyright into a Photo – HOW TO ADD A SYMBOL TO A PHOTO
Ok back to the garden and food – and yes responding to the wonderful comments on here 🙂