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.
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.
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