Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter

More spring floral shots.

Blossoms

Crab Apple Blossoms

Wisteria

Happy Easter

Places I Go

Hello There… Hope you all are having a fabulous Easter weekend. Mine has been quiet and relaxing. Thought I would put a post together of some images I have shared recently on Flickr and Facebook.

I visit Kew Gardens quite often. I always end up taking a picture or two of Kew Palace.

Kew Palace Dippy

These two I shot earlier this year.

Kew Palace

This one I shot last week.

Light and Shadows

This is just outside Kew Gardens

Place to Rest

This shot has nothing to do with Kew Gardens. But, it is another place I visit regularly throughout the year. York house gardens in Twickenham.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Beautiful Lilacs

I have to say these not only looked beautiful but the smell was divine. Now if I just had smell o vision to be able to share that experience that would be great. I am rather happy that these shots came out how I wanted them since I have been struggling with that recently.

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Until next time..

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Unenthusiastic

That is how I have been lately with my photography. It is not as if I have not shot anything lately as I have gotten out with my camera over the last few weeks but what I return home with just does not excite me in the least. OK, so yeah there have been a few shots that I was like ‘YES!!! that is what I was going for’ but, those have been few and far between. To be honest I think it is down to what I am shooting. I am in NEED of a change in scenery I think. Some new destinations to shoot. Even new genres of photography too. So here are a few things I am hoping to give a try and very soon. Well soon as I can pick a day that is suitable for these ideas.

  1. A rainy day walking around London. (Need a rainy day where I am free to go)
  2. Street photography, which can be anywhere but somewhere interesting.
  3. Need a trip to the country side or sea side for some shooting there too. (this may not happen soon)
  4. A simple photo walk but somewhere I have not been before.

That is my short list. Might come up with some other ideas.

Here are some recent shots that I have been fairly pleased with.

Ah Spring

One of my first blossom shots this Spring. Shot with 50mm lens.

Almost Gone

As you can see the blossoms here have nearly all blown away. Shot last week.

Beautiful Spring Blossoms with texture

So the shot on the left was one of those ‘YES!!’ shots. This was so what I was after shooting this one. One on the right was so so and I added texture. These were shot a last week.

Quince Blossoms

Quince blossoms, shot a several weeks ago.

Spring Blossoms

One of my recent shots (Saturday outing).

Robin

A robin, this was a difficult shot and I do have some other compositions as well. The robin was hiding in a bush which made it a challenge to get a nice shot.

Until next time…

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Why Hello There!!

I have been meaning to write this post for the last 2 weeks but kept forgetting. So better late than never. Today I will share some of my other shots I took during a foggy morning in Windsor which was over 2 weeks ago. I have gotten out and about with my camera since then as well so got those images to share eventually. I really must select a day every week to write a post about my latest shots.

I do love a nice foggy morning and we have had one or two other mornings since this day unfortunately I was busy and unable to get out with my camera. Maybe we will get a couple more before summer gets here.

Foggy Walk Trees In the Fog

Along the River Thames

Gate History

I love finding little bits of history.

A Knight On Display

These two were after the fog lifted.

Until next time…

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Windsor Castle

Yesterday was my birthday and I got to choose what to do. Decided on a little trip to Windsor for a walk along the river and town before having lunch at my favourite place Toby Carvery. When we left home there was no fog but a completely different story in Windsor. The fog was rather thick, and I was very happy I brought along my camera. I was hoping to take some shots of changing of the guard, which didn’t even happen yesterday. So instead I took some various shots of the Castle.

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2 shots from different view points. The fog was just starting to lift by this time.

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Fabulous Detail

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The front of the castle shot through the fence. Still a tad bit of fog hanging around.

I do have some other shots of fog along the river .. will share those soon.