Harebells on Peachfield Common

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.

 

August on the Old Hills – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

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

 

Lunchtime Wander Round Stanbrook Abbey

 

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.

 

 

Fisheye February

 

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.

 

 

Snowdrops at Stanbrook Abbey

 

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.

 

 

 

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