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.
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.
It was a beautiful morning today when I was out early on the Old Hills. There was still some mist collecting in lower lying areas and the Malvern Hills were blanked in cloud.
I take most of my photos when I’m out in the mornings with my dogs. August has been a strange month as most of the mornings have been dull and overcast although it often brightened up later. There are a few flowers in bloom but many have gone to seed and the fruit is beginning to grow and ripen. Splat and I have enjoyed several bramble breakfasts in the fresh air.
There was a moodiness in the air on the days I took these shots and it wasn’t all down to the Lensbaby Single glass optic.
I hope you enjoy the photos. For more great shots please follow the links to see what others in the blog circle have been photographing in August. Next up is Jessica Verdiere at Kleine Fotokiste
My photography challenge for this year is to take a photo every day using my Lensbaby lenses and optics. During June I only used the Pin Hole/Zone plate optic. This is one of the older optics which has two settings the Zone plate with an aperture made up of concentric circles which is approximately f/19 and the Pin Hole with an aperture f/177. Both settings require lots of light and the zone plate works best in high contrast situations.
This day was particularly dull and it felt like it was going to be a real challenge to get my photo for the day. I had a play taking shots of the flowers growing along the fence and in the bushes. The results surprised me and it reminded me that you never know how things will turn out and its always worth taking the shots …
For more great Lensbaby shots follow the links to complete the circle. The next post is from Birgit Fostervold
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.