After what seems like a very gloomy August, the sun has come out in September.
I was working in the office in Malvern today and escaped at lunchtime to Peachfield Common. I had my camera with my Lensbaby Twist 60 Optic. I wanted to get some shots of the Harebells. For some reason they don’t seem to grow on the Old Hills and as they a very much a symbol of summer for me, I missed seeing them.
Today it felt like summer.
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
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.
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.
These are my March Lensbaby 365 Project photos. They were all taken using a double glass optic.
I had a lovely walk round the grounds of Stanbrook Abbey today. The magnolia tree is starting to come out and was looking amazing.
It wasn’t a great day weather-wise, but I thought I’d take the camera and have a wander round the grounds of Stanbrook Abbey.
It’s been over a week since I’d wandered round and I was interested to see what had changed. Most of the snowdrops and crocus have gone, there are still lots of primroses and the daffodils are fantastic.
I found a couple of magnolia tress which are in bud and will be amazing in a week or so.
My photography challenge for February was to take a photo every day using the Fisheye optic or Circular Fisheye lens. I was amazed at how close I could get to my subject so they are great for macro photography and the fisheye effect adds another dimension when used to full effect All twenty eight photos are below.
I’ve watched the snowdrops, Crocus and daffodils all starting to bloom and announce that “Spring is Coming”.
Today when I was out for a wander with my camera I spotted other signs of spring.
I set off round the Abbey trail at Stanbrook Abbey this afternoon. I had my camera with me with my Lensbaby fisheye lens. Its a lovely walk round the grounds of the former nunnery, which is now a hotel.
There are lots of snowdrops and the other spring flowers are starting to come out, including primroses, crocus and daffodils. I was so busy playing I didn’t notice the cold.