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 took a wander round the garden with my Lensbaby creative bokeh optic and macro converters.
My favourite lens is my Lensbaby Velvet 56. I love the glow it creates, especially when wide open and as its a macro lens it lets me get really close to my subjects. I’ve been playing with the Lensbaby Velvet 85 over the last few weeks. The longer focal length means i don’t have to get so close to get images I love. I spent some time today crouching on the lawn trying to capture the little flowers hidden between the blades of grass.
I bought myself some lilies last week and today they’ve all come out and were look spectacular. I just had to get my macro lenses out and have a play.
The sun came out this afternoon, after the worst of storm Denis had passed. The snowdrops have been battered by wind and rain over the last few days but still looked bright.
I’ve been playing around with my Sony Lenses rather than Lensbabies for the last week or so.
Today I got out what was my favourite lens, my Sony 30mm Macros lens. I can get so close to my subjects and its great for flower shots. I bought some flowers yesterday including some freesia. I just love getting so close and seeing into the heart of the flowers.
One of my Definitely Dreaming Project 52 prompts was “From my Doorstep“. I don’t have a great view but spotted a little weed growing in the crack between the wall and the path. It has a really pretty blue or purple flower and looks like a violet, so I used it to get my shot.
This inspired me to get my camera out and capture the other tiny flowers and weeds growing within a few feet of my doorstep. I was playing with my Lensbaby Velvet 56 and extension tubes. So often we miss what’s under our feet, failing to realise and appreciate the beauty.
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