Voyage of Discovery in the Garden

I’m currently taking part in an online course called Exploring Nature Through a Lens. In this course we’re learning about explorers and naturalists through history and exploring techniques and inspirations for our photography. One of the suggested books related to the course is Voyages of Discovery by Tony Rice. I decided to buy myself a…… Continue reading Voyage of Discovery in the Garden

Everyday Objects

This week’s theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘Everyday Objects’. I had an enjoyable time poking around the house for everyday objects to capture 🙂 My life at the moment includes a lot of cat care. My cat Bobby has had an eye ulcer for 7 weeks now and has been back and forth…… Continue reading Everyday Objects

One Single Flower

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week is ‘One Single Flower’. I have many photos of flowers, but I decided to take some new photos specially for this post. This is an Osteospermum flower that I brought indoors to photograph. It’s rather damp outside which is why this little flower has a very wet centre. I’ve…… Continue reading One Single Flower

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

Experimenting with Droplets

I have been trying to capture my orchid in a water droplet today. It’s not the easiest thing, taking quite a bit of trial and error. I had to create a droplet that wasn’t so big that it immediately dripped off, then I had to try and get the droplet in focus, as well as…… Continue reading Experimenting with Droplets

Peachy Rose

On Friday I picked up a small bunch of roses to bring home. The weather has been bad, and was set to continue so I thought it would be nice to have something available indoors to photograph. I’m glad I did as it’s really cold and windy and no fun at all to go out…… Continue reading Peachy Rose