I see that the last time I posted an in-focus straight-ish picture was around April.I'll just sort that out then. Hogweed in flower (great for the insects). I'm sure some bits of it are in focus. Perfectly fine picture, but probably not an unusual picture in any way. The only enjoyment I can personally take… Continue reading Hogweed and Competence
I was over on 35hunter reading one of Dan's series on close-up equipment (yes, I know, my last post was about not being overly concerned with equipment but generally I read most of what Dan posts, even when it's equipment focused - and this is one of the types of photography where a variety of… Continue reading Still Blurry but Closer
When I went out yesterday it was a little cloudy but bright. As I got to the beginning of the track that leads out to the coast path, where the view over the ocean opens out, I could see that there was a weather front just threatening to travel up the Bristol Channel and perhaps… Continue reading Rusey Cliffs and Lundy
It is just over a year ago now that my then sparsely filled blog was made an Editors Pick on WordPress Discover. The blog was relatively young, only going about six months and had a following you only needed two people with hands to count. I had only made about thirty posts of single Black… Continue reading How Discover didn’t help much.
A year has passed since I decided to make this blog 'my own', by paying for a domain name and to go without adverts.I know this because I have just had notice that my payment for the next year of it has just arrived (notice that it has been paid, not that it was due… Continue reading Renewal
Unusually for here, no picture by me on this post. What? Oh, go on then, just a little one. Click it for a screenfull. What I actually came here to post today is this link to a blog by Elizabeth Dale at Cornish Bird Blog. Elizabeth's blog is a great read all of the… Continue reading A Day in the Life of a…
The ICM technique (longer than technically correct shutter speeds, handheld and in daylight) normally has me moving the camera during the exposure but in this one the reeds were waving around in the breeze. So on a few shots I managed to get my camera movement 'in synch' with the reeds waving around, creating a… Continue reading Reeds
This could be an occasional niche within the niche that is Thursday Doors. So that's a nice niche niche then. Sorry. Anyway, Cornwall, being almost an island on the south-western end of the British Isles mainland, is of course a seafaring place and a lot of the small villages grew up, both in population and… Continue reading Thursday Doors: Boat Houses
What can you do when you wake up to a cover of low cloud cloaking everything in silence and muted softness but nip out to the garden in your dressing gown, camera in hand, to capture some of the delicacy and subtle autumnal tones. I have now uploaded three (slightly) different pictures in a… Continue reading The Autumn Mists
I've typed too many words accompanying my posts recently. Here's a picture.
I have commented on a couple of other photographers posts about how much I generally do not like the single outstanding colour in an otherwise monochrome image, apparently called 'colour-pop'. Like a lot of digital techniques, to my eye it can be used spuriously and seemingly for no reason other than it can be done.… Continue reading Thursday Doors: Red
After my last picture using relative simplicity I have gone to the other extreme. Autumn is now arriving and the countryside around us is of course preparing for the shorter days and colder times. I think I've managed to get many of the colours of the landscape around us now into this picture of some… Continue reading Transition