In the Garden

With the current movement restrictions in place my photography has taken a hit. I’ve been going running as my daily exercise and haven’t fancied taking my camera with me.  The problem with lunchtime runs is there is always a call to be back for so I’m time limited, otherwise I would be tempted to swap my run, for a walk with the camera.  Particularly as the spring flowers are fabulous.

 

Today I decided to get my Sony 30mm macro lens out. It lets me focus really close, down to 5 inches from the sensor, which is about 1.5 inches from the front of the lens.  I decided to play with photographing the tiny flowers in the lawn before it was cut and they were lost. When you look closely they are so pretty.

 

 

 

Water Everywhere – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

This is the third weekend running the UK has had weather warnings for rain and high winds as storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge sweep by. Much of the local countryside in Worcesershire is sodden and many towns on the banks of the Severn have been flooded. Although not far from the Severn we are safe from the floodwater.

 

As you can imagine I’ve seen lots of photos of flooded areas on social media and they begin to lose their impact. For this month’s blog I’ve stuck with water as a theme, used my Burnside 35 and had a play with black and white.

 

 

To follow the circle see what Birgit Franik has been doing this month.

 

Freesia

 

I’ve been playing around with my Sony Lenses rather than Lensbabies for the last week or so.

 

Today I got out what was my favourite lens, my Sony 30mm Macros lens. I can get so close to my subjects and its great for flower shots. I bought some flowers yesterday including some freesia. I just love getting so close and seeing into the heart of the flowers.

 

Winter Sun – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

It was the shortest day of the year. The sun was coming out after what seemed like endless rain.

 

It feels like its been raining forever. The Old Hills at Callow End are sodden and the mud just sticks to the dogs so we’ve been going back to Malvern Common to walk them. Its still muddy, not as bad as the Old Hills, and there’s bracken, which when the dogs run through it, the mud drops off. It’s a simple but very effective trick for keeping them clean.

 

I had my Sweet 35 optics with me and my Velvet 56. It was lovely to see the sun shining through the cloud. The softness of the Velvet 56 accentuates the misty mood.

 

 

Wishing everyone all the best for 2020.

 

Follow the links to complete the circle. Up next is Birgit Franik.

 

 

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