In the Tree

 

I pass this old tree regularly when walking on the Old Hills. It’s amazing!

 

The main trunk is split down the middle, the centre is rotting and its hollow in places, yet in summer there is new growth on the upper branches and it’s leaves mingle with the others from the surrounding trees.

 

I’ve watched the fungi growing in the rotten, hollow trunk all this week and thought it was something worth sharing.  Nature’s ability to persist is fascinating.

 

 

Wet Wander – Lensbaby Blog Circle

 

Welcome to the Lensbaby Blog Circle.

 

It was one of those mornings where you just don’t want to go out. I’d lain listening to the rain on the windows for what felt like hours and it was still coming down. Each time I thought about going out with the dog it seemed to get heavier. Eventually I decided it was time to go, it wouldn’t be so bad when I got out there. I collected my camera an other stuff and off we went.  I knew it was madness taking my camera but I had to get a shot for my 365 project and I had  two ideas and I wasn’t going back out later, not in this.

 

By the time I got to the end of the lane the rain has eased off and as we wandered onto the Old Hills I could see hints of a blue sky in the distance. We kept going and it started to brighten up and the sun came out.  Now I was glad I brought my camera, the drenched landscape was stunning in the autumn sunshine.  The raindrops on the trees were glistening like Christmas lights. I’m still playing with the Lensbaby Plastic Optic which added its own magic to the shots.

 

 

The next blog is from Birgit Franik

 

 

3rd October 2021

 

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.

 

 

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

 

The Best Part of the Day

 

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.

 

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