The Sunday Fraggle Report


No days out or gigs or parties to attend this week, so back to flowers and landscapes and cats!

I have been practicing with my Fuji macro lens on a houseplant one of my lovely clients gave me in the week. I have no idea what it is but noticed it has little stalks which produce drops of water, which I tried to get a shot of, but they are really tiny.

crying plant

crying plant

The flowers and buds have curlyย bits at one end, and pointy bits at the other.

bud

bud

curly wurly

curly wurly

flowers

flowers and point

plant-6

petal

petal

The leaves are quite special too.

tip top

tip top

So if anyone recognises the plant, let me know!

I also emptied out the Nikon S1 SD card, I still take it with me when I’m out and about for work, and a couple of weeks ago I stopped down in Teeside to get a shot of the yellow rape seed fields. This first shot was taken with the 11mm lens

fields of gold

fields of gold

after I took this I thought it might be worth doing a panorama of the same scene, so turned the S1 sideways and took 5 portrait shots. Merged in the new panorama feature in the latest edition of Lightroom.

panorama

panorama

It doesn’t look as good at this size, perhaps too much foreground, and the yellow fields don’t stand out so much, so I prefer the 11mm shot.

I’ve also been playing with these..

polaroid cameras

polaroid cameras

and am still loving the new B&W film which develops instantly. Some new shots in the film, and SX70 tabs on the menu, but thought I’d share this one on the main page today.

yoo hoo :)

yoo hoo ๐Ÿ™‚

And finally, the cats, they drive us mad already, but they are lovely to photograph ๐Ÿ™‚ you can just see Storm’s paw is resting on Skye, they do like to cuddle.

basking in the conservatory

basking in the conservatory

It’s amazing that they have so much fur but love being in sunny positions. Storm is quite difficult to photograph, I think because she is totally dark, I really want to get a good shot of her eyes in that black face, it doesn’t help that she won’t keep still when I’m trying, and always looks away just as I press the shutter! This one isn’t too bad, but I’ll keep trying!

nearly!!

Storm nearly!!

and Skye, much easier to see ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

Skye

Skye

So that’s it for this week. Tomorrow and Tuesday I’m working, and then…(drum roll)… 11 days off for holiday! Looking forward to it a lot!

laters gaters

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11 comments

  1. I feel specially attracted to “Flowers and point” seems an abstract red. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice selfie, glad to see the SX70 rocking again ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  2. This cactus / flower / plant is something special. Your are sure it’s not an alien? Couldn’t find any information in Google. The X-Files. Oh, that fits to your camera. Very interesting and nice series. A few days to go and than…. X-Vacation time.

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  3. Flowers, landscapes and cats… doesn’t get any better than this!!! LOVELY!

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  4. Excellent, fraggs! I especially like the little water droplets!

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  5. wait ….11 days off… whats that all about? ๐Ÿ™‚ well enjoy yourselves. where to start my dear… that watering plant..how kool!!!! and your felines… lol, well you love’em and they got a great home, are they ordering you around now:)? probably!!! loved al of your shots Fraggy. and i love visiting yu here, i feel that much closer to ya, and forgetting there is an Ocean between us. ok, woman, have an awesome time off.

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