|One of my garden visitors|
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
I was a little cheeky Saturday evening. I cut all my guests a slightly smaller slice of Tarte au Citron, just so I could have a piece for todays afternoon tea! I was also a little crazy today. Whilst at the garden centre I spotted my perfect Christmas tree! I had to buy it, then I remembered that I had my car with me. There was only one thing for it! Roof down, tree in the passenger seat and the heat on. I certainly got some strange looks!
Friday, 26 November 2010
Its Marco Friday over at www.bloggingfrombolivia.com For me it's also the end to a busy week of painting the bathroom and preparing the house for guest arriving tomorrow. I think tonight I deserve a well earned rest and a glass of very expensive vino! Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
It's the last week of Black and White November with Justine. I'm really enjoying shooting in B&W. I find you see so much more detail and a subject so simple can become so interesting. I was just going to put this jar in the recycling but thought it would make a good subject. Now I'm craving Marmite on toast!! I think this will link up well with Justine's 'The Sunday Creative' prompt - Indulge! Nothing better on a winters evening when I don't have to cook, eating Marmite on crumpets or toast. Just heaven!
Monday, 22 November 2010
Saturday, 20 November 2010
It's Saturday morning, nursing a bit of a heavy head from too much wine from dinner last night. What do you do? Go to Leeds Castle for some fresh air and pop in to the Christmas Fair of course! Packed up the camera and off we set. Being a bit grey and dull I thought I'd experiment a bit. I saw this tilt technique in a photo magazine. It would probably work better on an area which had more contrast. Basically all you do is find an area of trees which are tall, slim and uniformed. You need a shutter speed of around 1/30 to 1/8 sec. Compose your shot and focus on the nearest trees. As you take the shot tilt the camera up or down as smoothly as possible. Post processing was added to create more depth.
Thursday, 18 November 2010
was having so much fun and making so much noise playing in the mud with his brothers and sisters. I just couldn't stop laughing. The shot was taken at my local garden centre which has a wonderful wildlife walk within it's grounds. It took me a number of attempts to get something in focus because of me laughing and the the slow shutter speed I was having to use due the wet and dull weather this afternoon. Normally I would try and focus on the eyes but in this instance it was his snout I wanted to show.
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
Friday, 12 November 2010
Its Macro Friday over at www.bloggingfrombolivia.com. This morning with the help of the in-laws we started our end of year tidy up around the garden and house. I couldn't believe my eyes when trimming back the passion flower this little beauty uncovered itself. We were making good progress until the rain finally got the better of us! Oh well, more of the same tomorrow I guess.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Thursday, 4 November 2010
Today was a good day to be outside. The sun was out, it felt warm and enlivening. However, walking around my garden it would have said otherwise. It look very sad and uninspiring. That is until I inspected my very old apple tree. The trunk and branches seem to be enclosed in this complex organism. On close inspection I released just have beautiful and extremely detailed these tiny plants are.
Tuesday, 2 November 2010
For B&W November I choose to capture the functionality of the pine cone. At the beginning of autumn it rounded wooded female fruit opens it scales to release the seeds inside. Its truly amazing how natures reproductive system works.
|Female European Black Pine cone|