When I visited one of my very favourite blogs earlier today - Mary's "A Breath of Fresh Air" I was blown away once again by her amazing photography.
In this case a set of three portraits which she had linked to the monthly challenge hosted by Donna @ "A Personal Photo Challenge".
On clicking through to Donna's blog I noticed several other bloggers whose blog's I follow had also linked to the challenge and I was inspired to join in with this portrait of my youngest nephew, Nicholas, which I took during a visit to Normandy in August 2011.
I'm not a very accomplished photographer.
I use a Panasonic DMC-ZS3 which was handed down to me by my husband and I have it set to IA mode (Intelligent Auto) ready for me to simply point and shoot.
To crop, enhance, resize and generally modify my photographs for blogging and scrap booking I always use Ashampoo Photo Commander 11, and Picasa and Photoscape for collages and mosaics.