Harebells on Peachfield Common

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.

 

Primroses – Lensbaby Blog Circle

Welcome to the third post in our Lensbaby Circle Blog.

Primroses are a flower I’ve always struggled to get good photos of so I thought I’d have a play using different Lensbaby optics and lenses. Their delicate colour is difficult to capture and when I try post processing the results the colour doesn’t seem to look real. I got my tripod out along with my macro converters and lenses enabling me to get really close. The colours are straight out of the camera. Despite taking notes I still managed to mix up which lenses and optics I used. I need to get more organised.

I am pleased with the results below, I hope you enjoy them.

I did have the Sweet 80, Plastic optic, Single glass optic, Soft focus optic, Edge 80, Twist 60 and Sweet 35 out.

For more great Lensbaby Images follow the link to Stephanie’s blog and the others til you’ve completed the circle.

Playing with poppies

I spotted some red colour in amongst a patch of weeds, when I looked closer I discovered a beautiful red poppy. It was an unusual variety which I haven’t seen before and I wanted to get my camera out and have a play before they were cut down.

I took shots with the Velvet 56. Sweet 35 and Twist 60. The best are shown below.

 

 

I love them all but my favourite is the Velvet 56, particularly when shot wide open, f/1.6. The softness and blur give these shots something unique.

 
 

 

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