Treasure Hunt

This week’s Lens-Artists Challenge is a treasure hunt. I’ve been enjoying a dig through my archives to try and find shots for all the items, some more recent than others. Sunrise or sunset This photo was taken one morning a couple of weeks back, on my phone, while preparing lunches in the kitchen. The sky…… Continue reading Treasure Hunt

Narrow Depth

Narrow depth of field in photography can be both frustrating and useful! It’s something you have to deal with a lot in macro photography but you probably wouldn’t need to think about it so much in landscape photography. As most of what I do is photographing small things, I encounter it a lot. The technical…… Continue reading Narrow Depth

Future Flowers

Back in February 2016 I bought myself an Orchid. I didn’t have a great track record of keeping plants alive at that point, but I decided I would enjoy the flowers and see if I could keep it going. Back then, I didn’t know that in the future I would still be enjoying this lovely…… Continue reading Future Flowers

Red

If you look in my Nature Guide, you’ll find there are a number of flowers with Red in their name. Sometimes they look pink to me, but if their name is red, then they count! We have: Red Campion: Red Clover: Red Dead-nettle Redshank With insects, red seems to be more literal and things definitely…… Continue reading Red

Shiny

Today is cold and frosty and I ventured out into the garden to see if I could get some photos. Firstly I was taking photos of frozen water droplets on the grass. Sadly squatting down to get photos of grass really hurts, so I couldn’t do it for long. As the sun got higher the…… Continue reading Shiny

Drawing the Eye Indoors

I had an urge to take some photos today, but didn’t have much energy to venture out anywhere. So I decided to take some photos of our house plants. We have a bunch of cacti and succulents, and a (slightly random) Fuchsia in our living room. When I saw this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge, I realised…… Continue reading Drawing the Eye Indoors

Green Hairstreak

I was just thinking about the topic for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Special Spot Shots. My mind went directly to Cors Caron as this is one of my favourite places, one of my most special places. I then thought of the spot where I always see the Green Hairstreak butterflies that I mentioned…… Continue reading Green Hairstreak

My Favourites

After my post yesterday about the most popular posts on my blog, I was asked what my own favourite photos of the year would be. So I’ve been having a think and these are the photos I liked best this year… First I’ve chosen this Snowdrop from the beginning of the year. I always try…… Continue reading My Favourites

Best of 2019

Happy New Year! I thought I’d have a look back at my most popular posts from 2019, even though I’ve not posted as much as I used to. I’ve used the WordPress stats page to see which posts had the most views, and here’s the top 10. Number 10: The Shires (and other animals) of…… Continue reading Best of 2019

Elemental Nature

This week in the Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge, the challenge is “Five Elements”. This week you have an opportunity to interpret metal, wood, water, fire, and/or earth with your favorite photos to express “…the only home we’ve ever known”. Feel free to choose one, two… or all five elements. Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #47: Five Elements I’ve…… Continue reading Elemental Nature