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2016 - Time for an update I think. Well I haven't been good at doing a photo every day and I flit in and out of the project. Just over 3 years ago my youngest daughter came to live with us as she was feeling unwell and over the last 2 years she has got progressively worse so our lives have been a bit of a roller-coaster since then so please forgive if I don't always get to say thank you for for visits, comments and favs but please do remember I am truly grateful.

I am also grateful to all the people who have stayed with me through "thick and thin" even when I haven't reciprocated.

My wonderful husband upgraded my camera for me on my last birthday so I now have a Canon 5D Mk III. 2015 saw me win some local competitions and I also had 2 photographs in an Exhibition where 145 photos were chosen from over 700 in a competition and I managed to sell one of them which I was thrilled about. Since joining the local camera club I am now the secretary for my sins. I look forward to continuing the project as and when I can.



Hi I am a Brit living down-under in Sydney, Australia. I love photography having been brought up in a house where my father was a professional photographer taking portraits in the days of black and white before colour.

I love to photograph nature and am always in awe of my beautiful surroundings! I joined a camera club last year and am thoroughly loving the competition element of it where we have set subjects which is always a challenge.

I use a Canon EOS 7d which was a recent present from my husband having used a Canon EOS400D for the past 5 years, I also have an old point and shoot Kodak digital camera which I occasionally take out with my besides an iphone.

Some of my other photos can be viewed here http://www.flickr.com/photos/loobyloo55/

These are my photos that have been in the Top Twenty
#16 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-155
#12 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-157
#3 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-160
#18 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-165
#17 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-168
#16 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-171
#18 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-191
#10 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-197
#10 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-211
#19 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-211
#3 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-213
#17 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-213
#16 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-214
#7 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-215
#9 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-216
#12 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-219
#7 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-220
#11 in the TT http://365project.org/blog/official-top-20-chart-week-225
or you can find my Top Twenty Shots here http://365project.org/tags/elaine55tt

Winner HDR technique 33 Challenge http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/24135/winner-technique-33-hdr
http://365project.org/elaine55/year-2-365/2014-11-14

Winner MFPIAC16 Night Collage
http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/23831/winner-mfpiac16-winner
http://365project.org/elaine55/challenges-them/2014-10-08

Finalist sixws-21 http://365project.org/discuss/general/24204/please-vote-for-six-word-story-21-finalist
http://365project.org/elaine55/year-2-365/2014-11-26

Finalist sixws-11 http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/22949/vote-six-word-story-11 http://365project.org/elaine55/challenges-them/2014-07-06

Finalist Water Collage http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/22937/mfpiac10-water-please-vote
http://365project.org/elaine55/challenges-them/2014-07-02

Finalist Artist Challenge Mark Rothko http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/22531/vote-artist-challenge-mark-rothko
http://365project.org/elaine55/challenges-them/2014-05-24

Photos that have appeared on the PP are here http://365project.org/tags/elaine55pp or can be seen here http://alexisbirkill.com/365project/popularpage/getuserdetails.php?username=elaine55