Gallery this month LEAVES

Another popular subject – we got a really good selection, including several from as far afield as India, as well as this local one from Susan Hanbury which she has entitled “Waiting for leaves” (as  opposed to Godot!)

It takes a while for the Gallery to load, so look at the following selection while you wait:

A painting of leaves by Caro Wilson:

And two very topical and creative ones from Diz Duncan, of her local Tweedale banner making project, to celebrate 100 years of women’s right to vote (see more on the History page).

And now for the Gallery:

The theme for June is EYES – yours, somebody else’s, human, animal, vegetable (potatoes have eyes for example).  Any interpretation of that subject you fancy.  Save your pictures as jpgs (see how below if you don’t know) and send to the address in the footer, marking your email “June Gallery – Eyes”. Portrait shape is quite difficult to manage on the Gallery as the top or bottom tends to get cropped.

Saving as jpgs:

You should be able to do this as you save your photographs from your camera to your computer photograph files.  But if not, there are several free on line programmes that can do it for you.  Or you can use a very useful (free) programme called Gimp.  And another, called Paint, can do all sorts of other useful things with your pictures, like adapting the colour, shape, size.

What we cannot use is photographs that are embedded in the body copy of your email.

Naming your photographs:

This is easy too.  When you have your jpg ready, before you pick it up to send, right click on it and you should find an option to “rename” – type over what is there your name and picture subject.