It was a lovely, sunny morning on Saturday and I chose to put my velvet 56 on my camera to wander round the Old Hills with the dogs. There’s always something to photograph either on the Old Hills or wandering back down Bush Lane. I hope you like the shots below.
The blossom on the trees is fantastic at this time of year. There are two in my neighbours garden, one with pink blossom and the other white. With the overnight rain and wind much of it has fallen like confetti.
It was beautiful when we went walking on the Old Hills this morning.
On Sunday morning I went on the Old Hills with the dogs and my camera. It was a beautiful, sunny, spring morning.
It was a beautiful sunny day between the showers so I went for a wander with my camera. I didn’t go far and the signs of spring were everywhere.
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.
We had a few glorious sunny days last week and suddenly the colour has appeared in the gardens, parks, commons and countryside, but this week it’s been back to April showers.
Having treated myself to a Lensbaby Burnside 35 I was desperate for some good light to play with. I love the shots I’ve seen taken by others using this lens and I was keen to see how it performed with my macro filters.
It’s amazing what you can find to photograph without going far from home. I put the Burnside 35 on my camera, added my x10 macro filter and had a wander round the garden. It’s a reasonable sized garden but I’m not a keen gardener so there aren’t many plants. Despite my best efforts there area small bunch of primroses which persist and some viola which appear in a different place or tub each year.
I’ve no idea how long I was up in the garden but I got totally immersed in taking the close up shots and was amazed to find I’d almost filled a memory card. I was shooting wide open and this combined with the macro filter created a very shallow depth of field. The background effect in these shots interests me almost as much as the subject.
The best shots from the evening are shown below, I hope you enjoy them.
This is the first time I’ve been pleased with close up Primrose shots.
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