We were out earlier than usual for a weekend, we wanted to be back for the rugby. It was still dark when we left the house but I took my camera bag in the hope I’d get a good sunrise shot. I was after a “Landscape” shot for my Project 52. I was hoping to get the Malvern Hills in the reflected light of the sunrise. I started out with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 on my camera but swathed to the Velvet 56 about half way round.
I didn’t get the shot I wanted but I was pleased with the shots of Kempsey, across the river and the telegraph poles stretching into the distance. So many times I’ve wished they weren’t there!
When we went further round the Hills to the western side, facing the Malvern Hills the cloud was clinging to the top but the sun hadn’t risen enough to illuminate them. I still got some interesting shots, what do you think?
After going out my plastic optic last weekend without my macro kit I made sure I had it with me yesterday. The weather wasn’t great. It was dull all the while we were out but I did get a few shots.
I’m playing catch up with my Definitely Dreaming Project 52 so I was looking for a “Circle” and “Something old”. I think looking down on the little fungi counts as a circle and the plate on the Trig point is my 2Something old”.
The Spindle tree berries added some colour to a dull day.
These shots were all taken with the plastic optic wide open, i.e. f/2.
We were late this morning, having sat and watched the rugby. It was dull at first but the sun did come out as we wandered round.
I wanted to play with my plastic optic as I haven’t used the older lensbabies for a long time. I was quickly frustrated as I couldn’t focus close enough to the subjects I wanted to take and I hadn’t brought my macro kit. It was then a switch to my Velvet 56.
After yesterday’s record temperatures it was much cooler this morning and slightly overcast. A great morning for a walk on the Old Hills with my dogs and my camera. Today I was playing with my Burnside 35 and my extension tubes. I wanted to focus on the smaller flowers which before I got into photography I would never have noticed. The are so pretty and add colour to the area.
I was lucky to catch the cheeky little grasshopper. I couldn’t believe he didn’t take off as I got close.
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At this time of year daisies and dandelions are everywhere, being so common we take them for granted. When I see dandelions I think of when I was a child and I was told picking them caused you to wet the bed. Amazing how things stick.
I usually take photos of the dandelions seed heads rarely the flowers but when I was experimenting with my Edge 35, photographing daisies the blurry yellow of the dandelions in the background made my shots more interesting.
And in black and white they provide great texture as part of the background.
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It was a crisp cold morning when we were out with the dogs today. It got warm in the sunshine but there was a cold cutting wind making it cold when in the shadows. It was great walking weather and as always the dogs loved it. I had the Lensbaby Edge 35 on my camera and captured the shots below.
This weekend I decided I wanted to play with my Lensbaby Burnside 35. When you get the right distance between the subject and background you get a glorious twist effect. AS most of my work is close up/macro I rarely achieve this. On Saturday I set out to capture some shots including the twist. I was pleased with the results below. It works best in the blossom shots.
On Sunday I stuck with the Burnside 35 but this time I added the 12mm extension tube to see how close I could get. I didn’t get the fantastic swirl but I got some good close ups. What do you think?
Having been remined how much fun it is to play with my Lensbaby Circular Fisheye lens I took it on the Old Hills at the weekend to see what shots I could get.
I went out with the intention of trying to get close ups of Daffodils similar to the tulip shots in my previous post but that didn’t work. Instead I got some great eerie shots in the morning mist and some close ups of the fabulous spring flowers.
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The best thing about the holidays is that I get to walk the dogs every morning.
I’m still exploring the Old Hills and finding the best places to take photos. It’s strange looking across the valley and seeing the Malvern Hills, where we used to do all our walking. The weather hasn’t been great for photography, its it’s mainly been mild and grey. The few frosty sunny days we’ve had were days I had to work.
I tried using different lenses and optics. It was fun playing with the single glass optic, it’s been a very long time since I had a play with that one. The shots below were taken with my Burnside 35, Sweet 80, Sweet 35 or Single Glass Optic.
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We went walking on the Old Hills again at the weekend. It was still dull grey autumn weather but I did find some colour.