I found out by accident that today is World Pin Hole Camera Day. As it was a lovely bright morning I took my Lensbaby Pin Hole/ Zone Plate optic when walking the dogs. It’s an optic I rarely use because the aperture is so small and it needs really bright light, or a tripod.
Some shots from my wander round the Old Hills with the dogs.
The blossom on the trees is fantastic at this time of year. There are two in my neighbours garden, one with pink blossom and the other white. With the overnight rain and wind much of it has fallen like confetti.
It was beautiful when we went walking on the Old Hills this morning.
On Sunday morning I went on the Old Hills with the dogs and my camera. It was a beautiful, sunny, spring morning.
I got up the other morning to see this guy on the bird feeder. Luckily the camera was set up and in position.
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.
It was a beautiful sunny day between the showers so I went for a wander with my camera. I didn’t go far and the signs of spring were everywhere.
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.
I bought myself some lilies last week and today they’ve all come out and were look spectacular. I just had to get my macro lenses out and have a play.