If you aren't interested in my adventures in Lightroom, page down to get to the Christmassy Pictures!
I have this week at last begun to get to grips with Lightroom. I got it back in the summer prior to signing up to Kim Klassen's Round Trip course - then the problems began. I had started to use it just for organising my photos and had imported my Photoshop Elements catalogue. Then I realised my hard disk was amongst completely full and that I need to find a solution quickly. Panic! delete a few photos and realise this isn't going to cut it. Next step was to buy an external hard drive and then panic again about transferring the photos without them becoming disconnected from the Photoshop and light room catalogues, or worse still losing the lot!
After extensive research we found out that you needed to transfer the files from inside the programme so I had to choose which to keep connected. In the end I choose Elements as I was more familiar with the programme and felt altogether more comfortable with it. So we spent a day transferring the photos in batches and to my great relief it all worked - I had space on my hard disk and at least I could still use elements!
Next to tackle Lightroom - in theory this wasn't too difficult; delete every thing in the catalogue and then re-import the photos from the Elements catalogue - it took several days before I managed to make myself bite the bullet in case it all went horribly wrong! Then success, I was able to start using lightroom and start on the Round Trip course which I had bought extended access to my this time!
The photos I am sharing today have layouts done with the Lightroom print module - my first attempt and very much a work in progress Enjoy!
These two are taken at the iconic Conran shop in Chelsea. I loved how they decorated their windows and the the pink delivery bike was awesome.
The Chelsea Conran shop is in an old Art Decco building that used to be a Michelin garage and is absolutely stunning!
I love Christmas decorations and the pictures above were taken in St Christopher's Place just behind Oxford Street, I think all the silver balls and reflections are just wonderful!
This final set of photos are window displays from shops in the streets just off Oxford St and Regent St. I adore the rich lush colours and textures