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.
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.
The challenge is to take a photo every day through 2021 using my different Lensbaby lenses and optics. During May I used the Burnside 35. It produces great pictures with rich colours and in some cases a lovely swirly background.
Welcome back to the Lensbaby Blog Circle. It’s hard to believe its been over a year since we published our last series of posts.
Here in the UK we’ve had two lockdown periods, the first last spring and into the summer didn’t feel so bad . I think that was because we had god weather, it was light and bright and it was easy to get outside. The second period from New Year was much harder. it was cold, wet and dark most of the time. Luckily i was well throughout and during the first lockdown I did a lot of running and exploring the local countryside.
During this time and when out with my dogs I spotted a number of trees which caught my attention for various reasons, one the main trunk is split and looks dead until I looked up and there are leaves sprouting from the higher branches, there is the stark contrast between the dead tree with not foliage and its neighbour which has lots, the little tree growing underneath the bigger one and others I just like their shape. I’ve captured some of them below.
I’m sure you’ll agree trees are amazing!
To see more amazing Lensbaby photographers follow all the links to complete the circle . Next up is Birgit Fostervold who is On Top of the World
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.
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.
My January challenge was to take a photo every day using one of my Lensbaby Sweet optics. The shots are all below. Previously I have struggled with the Sweet 80 but during January, I seemed to use it the most.
I did cheat one day and use the Lensbaby Circular Fisheye lens.
While out on my walk, I went to see how the little bunch of snowdrops were doing. The last time I checked, they were beginning to come out. Today, despite being under the trees they were covered in snow.
Splat and I fell out several times on our morning walk. He’s still learning “sit” and “stay”. He gets “sit” but not “stay” so its almost impossible to do any macro/close up photography without the scene being destroyed as Splat is desperate to see what I’m looking at or to find a stray paw or nose in the image.
The frost has created some great patterns in the puddles over the last few days. The three shots below were the only ones I managed to capture without Splat’s help, obviously he’d found something more interesting to investigate.
I went for a wander on the Old Hills with my camera this afternoon. Most of yesterday’s snow was melting, the Hills were sodden and I got caught in a few showers but it was worth it. I found the first snowdrops, although they were barely coming out.