Out in the Midday Sun

 

One of the challenges this week was to take a photo around midday when the sun and contrast are strongest.  My challenge for June is to take a photo each day using the Lensbaby Pin Hole/Zone Plate optic.

 

It’s one of the older optics and when there is good contrast the zone plate optic produces a lovely glow.  I had a play taking shots of the flowers in the lawn, before it was cut.

 

 

Scarlet Pimpernel

Last year while walking the dogs round Mathon I came across a really pretty little red flower. I was surprised to learn it was a scarlet pimpernel.

I did spot some growing a few weeks back, but the photos I took weren’t in focus. Since then I’ve been wandering around looking at the ground searching for tiny red flowers. I’d given up as I thought they must be passed.

I was really surprised on Sunday to spot some. This time I had my Lensbaby velvet 56 lens which is great for macro shots. The challenge was getting the shots before the dogs trampled all over them.

My favourites are shown below.

 

 

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