The sun wasn’t out this morning when Splat and I headed out on the Old Hills. It was a bit overcast but warm enough for the wild flowers to have opened. So often we take for granted the flowers we pass daily.
I am enjoying playing with the zone plate optic and seem to be getting better results than previously.
Splat and I headed out this morning for our usual morning walk but it was so beautiful I decided to take advantage of it being a Saturday and not having to be back for a meeting. As we wandered around the Old Hills we found ourselves wandering along the footpath to Madresfield.
It was a great opportunity to get some different shots with the Zone Plate optic which was on my camera.
The best part of the day is definitely first thing in the morning before everyone else is up and about. This morning was especially beautiful, it wasn’t too warm and the sun was up. The Old Hills were lovely and the flowers were at their best.
I only met one other dog walker as I wandered around with my mad springer spaniel.
Seeing and smelling the elderflower always feels like summer!
I love the dreamy look created by the Lensbaby Zone Plate optic, definitely adds to the feel of summer.
The challenge is to take a photo every day through 2021 using my different Lensbaby lenses and optics. During May I used the Burnside 35. It produces great pictures with rich colours and in some cases a lovely swirly background.
Welcome back to the Lensbaby Blog Circle. It’s hard to believe its been over a year since we published our last series of posts.
Here in the UK we’ve had two lockdown periods, the first last spring and into the summer didn’t feel so bad . I think that was because we had god weather, it was light and bright and it was easy to get outside. The second period from New Year was much harder. it was cold, wet and dark most of the time. Luckily i was well throughout and during the first lockdown I did a lot of running and exploring the local countryside.
During this time and when out with my dogs I spotted a number of trees which caught my attention for various reasons, one the main trunk is split and looks dead until I looked up and there are leaves sprouting from the higher branches, there is the stark contrast between the dead tree with not foliage and its neighbour which has lots, the little tree growing underneath the bigger one and others I just like their shape. I’ve captured some of them below.
I’m sure you’ll agree trees are amazing!
To see more amazing Lensbaby photographers follow all the links to complete the circle . Next up is Birgit Fostervold who is On Top of the World
One of the challenges this week was to take a photo around midday when the sun and contrast are strongest. My challenge for June is to take a photo each day using the Lensbaby Pin Hole/Zone Plate optic.
It’s one of the older optics and when there is good contrast the zone plate optic produces a lovely glow. I had a play taking shots of the flowers in the lawn, before it was cut.
I can’t believe we are at the end of April, that means I’m one third of the way through my Lensbaby 365 project. For the April challenge I used the Creative Bokeh Optic and the Muse.
The shots are collected together below.
I went for an early evening wander round the village. I started with a wander round the Abbey Trail, which takes me through the grounds of Stanbrook Abbey. The daffodils are passed their best but the tulips were bright and the magnolia trees are still in bloom. From there I went over and had a wander round the Old Hills.
It was a lovely warm evening and I hope I captured the best of it.
It was a surprise this morning to see how much snow had fallen overnight. The Common was beautiful this morning, basking in the spring sunshine with a covering of snow. It was melting so quickly and I’m sure we were out during the best part of the day.
I know its been cold this week buts that mainly been down to early morning frosts and cold northerly winds. It was a surprise this morning to see so much snow on the Malvern Hills and even on the common. It was amazing how much more snow there was as we headed up towards the top of the common.