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.
I woke up to the village covered in snow. For my walk I wandered to the Old Hills and then down Pixham Lane towards the old ferry, where the Severn has flooded. When I got there, the river had come further up the road and there was a swan swimming around and looking for food, where in the summer there had been sheep.
I then wandered back over the Old Hills towards Madresfield. I was hoping to get a shot of the Malvern Hills covered in snow but they weren’t visible through the mist.
As I was on holiday today I had more time to go for a walk. When the Severn is in Flood it is most dramatic at either end of the village. Today I planned to walk to where I was yesterday, to see how much the river had risen and then along to the other end to see what it was like there. What a difference a day makes !
The river had risen so high that not only could I not get to where I was yesterday but I had to double back on myself and take a different route to get to the other end of the village.
Today on my lunchtime walk I wandered down to the river. Its probably the third or fourth time I’ve been down there since we moved to Callow End. I knew there had been a lot of rain over the last few days and that the ground is sodden, but I didn’t expect the river to be as high as it was.
We took the dogs out on Malvern Common this morning. We were a little later and watched the sun come up and break though the cloud as we wandered round. The common was white with frost.
It was the shortest day of the year. The sun was coming out after what seemed like endless rain.
It feels like its been raining forever. The Old Hills at Callow End are sodden and the mud just sticks to the dogs so we’ve been going back to Malvern Common to walk them. Its still muddy, not as bad as the Old Hills, and there’s bracken, which when the dogs run through it, the mud drops off. It’s a simple but very effective trick for keeping them clean.
I had my Sweet 35 optics with me and my Velvet 56. It was lovely to see the sun shining through the cloud. The softness of the Velvet 56 accentuates the misty mood.
Wishing everyone all the best for 2020.
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It was a cold misty morning today. There has been so much rain this month everywhere is wet and muddy. Despite this I did take my camera with me and had a play with the Sweet 35 and Sweet 80 optics.
I used the Sweet 35 for the close up shots.
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When I am the town running errands I like to look at the flowers in the supermarket and florists. Last week I found something I thought was a bit different, a Firework Chrysanthemum. It struck me as being very seasonal and I thought I could have fun with it.
The shots below were taken with the Lensbaby Velvet 56 or Sweet 35 (with macro converters).
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I’ve seen great shots of Calla Lilies and was thrilled to see some when I was in town last week. I thought it would be fun to play with my Lensbabies. I chose a pink one and brought it home. I’ve played over the last week or so and here are the best shots.
They were taken with the Edge 35. Velvet56 or Sweet 35, all with extension tubes.