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It was one of those mornings where you just don’t want to go out. I’d lain listening to the rain on the windows for what felt like hours and it was still coming down. Each time I thought about going out with the dog it seemed to get heavier. Eventually I decided it was time to go, it wouldn’t be so bad when I got out there. I collected my camera an other stuff and off we went. I knew it was madness taking my camera but I had to get a shot for my 365 project and I had two ideas and I wasn’t going back out later, not in this.
By the time I got to the end of the lane the rain has eased off and as we wandered onto the Old Hills I could see hints of a blue sky in the distance. We kept going and it started to brighten up and the sun came out. Now I was glad I brought my camera, the drenched landscape was stunning in the autumn sunshine. The raindrops on the trees were glistening like Christmas lights. I’m still playing with the Lensbaby Plastic Optic which added its own magic to the shots.
The next blog is from Birgit Franik
It amazing to think I’m ten months into my 365 project and only two to go. I’ve been using the Plastic Optic throughout October and my daily photos are shown below.
I took a wander round the grounds of Stanbrook Abbey one day last week. There were lots of cyclamen adding colour but what caught my attention were the berries on the yew trees and the coloured leaves on the trees.
I love walking at this time of year. The colours can be fantastic, constantly changing and there’s fungi everywhere.
I’ve come across lots of fungi on my dog walks and collated the best shots below. They were all taken with a Lensbaby Plastic Optic.
It brightened up quickly after I left the house this morning.
It’s the start of a new month so I’ve changed from using the Lensbaby Twist 60 optic to the Plastic Optic. It takes a few days to get used to a different lens or optic when I change them so I wanted to play. I didn’t expect to get enough shots for a blog post.
The plastic optic is much softer and creates a glow effect. These were taken using the f2.8 disk.
The most interesting shots are the ones of the tree. The purple light leak I really wasn’t expecting. I didn’t spot it when I was taking the shot but the flare is deliberate.
Although I live just outside Worcester and have done for many years, it is not a city I visit often and when I do i tend to pop in get what I need and come straight home. Last week I had to go into the city to collect my camera from the repair shop. On this occasion I took the opportunity to explore along the river and round Diglis basin, which marks the end of the Birmingham and Worcester Canal.
During September I was playing with the Twist 60 optic. I’d forgotten the effect was most noticeable on a full frame camera and for the first half of the month I was using my A77 which has a CMOS sensor.
Its another collection of unrelated photos. I hope you enjoy them.
I love these little flowers, such bright colours at this time of year.
It was a misty morning when I took the dog out on the Old Hills this morning.
The field across the road used to contain cattle but in about April that all changed. Funfords Mini Farm arrived. They provide a home for rescued animals and have goats, pigs, sheep, geese, ducks and hens. It’s an amazing collection all looked after by Dave with help from Shadow and Shelby, his dogs.