Sunday, 26 April 2015

Weekly Update

Time to catch up with some more of my recent work that I have shared elsewhere across the web. This week saw me get out to Syon Park Gardens. So a few of these shots are from there.

Freshness of Spring

This is a view across the lake at Syon Park Gardens. All that lovely green.

Blossoms in Black and White

Tried my hand at some black and white processing for a different look to a blossom shot.

Crab Apple Blossom

Crab apple blossoms growing on the side of the tree.

Pretty in Pink

Pink dreamy blossoms

In the Middle Loaded

2 more blossom shots one on the left was shot at Kew Gardens, On the right at Syon Park Gardens.

Under a Magnolia Tree

Looking up under a magnolia tree.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Springtime and No Time

Spring has sprung for sure and I have been enjoying learning the ins and outs of my new camera by shooting all the beautiful blossoms and other things that are now blooming. I have been sharing my images on flickr and 500px. But, I am finding it difficult to fit blogging into it all as well. I might try to do weekly updates on the weekends that seem to work for me last year.

Here is a selection of my recent work.

Dogwood

I was on the hunt for the dogwood blooms at Kew Gardens this week and I found them. Although I think I should have hunted them up the previous week during my visit as these were looking somewhat old but still beautiful.

Dogwood2 Tree Flowers

Another composition of a dogwood bloom and some glorious white blossoms. Cherry maybe?

Colours of Spring

Looking up at both white and pink blossoms.

Monkey Puzzle Magnolias

The image on the left is a close up shot of the Monkey Puzzle tree that resides in Kew Gardens. When I saw the light I knew I wanted to get this shot and also that I wanted it to be processed in black and white. I am pleased with the result. Image on the left is some beautiful magnolia blooms.

White Blossoms

Abundance of white blossoms on this tree.

Macro Forest

Close up shot of some moss with water droplets.

Narcissus Pulsatilla

Small Narcissus blooms and a Pulsatilla

Spring Green

Fresh spring leaves have such grand colour.

I will try to do another post next weekend with some more recent work.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

It was time for an upgrade / who knew!

Hello everyone, I finally took the opportunity to upgrade my camera. I have loved my D90 dearly and knew how it functioned fairly well. But, the time had come for an upgrade so purchased a D7100 and I now have got to learn all of its buttons, dials and ins and outs. But I have to say I am loving it and taking it out and about.

… and who knew what a lovely lens my 28mm f2.8 would make for shooting flowers. Not me that is for sure!! While out and about this week walking around I came across these beautiful blooms and knew I just had to take some shots. At the time I had my 28mm lens on my camera and really did want to change the lens just yet so thought why not try and see how it would work. Well I was impressed with the results of this lens.

All shot at f3.5 ISO 200 ss250.

What a Bloom 2 What a Bloom 3

I wanted to see just how close I could get with focusing. I shall try this lens more often for floral shots.

What a Bloom

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Along The River

I love walking along the river Thames. There are many different areas you can walk, well actually you can walk the entire river if you wanted to, by going along the Thames path.
My hubby and I have walked different parts of it at different times. But my favourite place to go for a walk is Twickenham/Richmond area. I also love taking my camera along too as you are bound to find something interesting to shoot.

Row Boats Row Boater
Shot both of these scenes as I walked across Richmond Bridge.

These next shots were taken along the river at York House Gardens.
Preening
This female mallard duck was doing her morning beauty routine.
MrandMrs
Mr and Mrs Mandarin Duck. Hoping they stay in this area and have little ducklings for me to see soon.
EgyptianGeese
These Egyptian Geese were doing their morning bathing.