Day 197~366

And so this interminable dreary weather continues, and is hampering my month of shadows, 😦 not a day for being outside, and I don’t want to spend another evening waiting for darkness at 11pm to mess around with lighting, it is Friday after all. PARTY!!!!  Well, a glass or 2 of wine and the stereo system anyway. But I noticed, whilst watching Skye, that even without sunshine & lighting, there are shadows to be found. And Earlier today I spent a happy 1/2 hour photographing the birds that visit my Happy Eater tree, through the front window. a tiny ray…

Day 111~366

Last time i macro’d my blossom tree it was a rainy day, and I cut a bit off and shot it in my conservatory and processed it to look like a sunny day.  This week, we’ve had not 1, but (count ’em) 2 sunny days!!!!! 🌞☀️Though it was not hot, mildly warm at best, but still, SUNSHINE!!!! And this evening as the sun went down, the beautiful golden light washed over my blossom tree, so I got my tripod into the garden, and took some pictures. And there is nothing to beat the real thing! 🙂

Day 99~366

More flowers, well I went to ASDA and do a bit of shopping so thought I may as well.  This first shot though isn’t a macro, it’s my blossom tree being rained on and I stood in my doorway and took some shots with my zoom lens. The next few are the flowers I bought today. and this for my pic of the day

Day 97~366

My blossom tree is doing its thing big time now, and I wanted to do a macro of it in sunshine on the tree. But our incessant crap weather isn’t giving any quarter, so I’ve tried to emulate a sunny day,at night 😀 , by shooting an offcut in my conservatory under fluorescent lights and with an LED angle poise lamp. Initial processing in LR, then Potatoshop with Paint The Moon actions and RadLab filters. A bit of an embuggerance but I think it more or less works. 🌝

Day 10~366

We are still in Modor, and although the rain keeps on coming, we have had mild temperatures, so things are going a bit wrong in nature. I looked out of my bedroom window and noticed a little pink spot on my Happy Eater Blossom tree. Couldn’t believe it at first as it doesn’t usually flower until the middle of April, but it has got itself confused and this one little blossom has popped out a bit early. Hopefully it will sort itself out if the temperature drops to where it should be. But look at that sky! YUCK! Anyway that…

The Easter Fraggle report

It has been very nice to have a long weekend, and really nice to have the last 2 days with sunshine and blue skies.  I haven’t done a lot of photography, but on Thursday I had my lunch parked up in a country lane in Hexam, and had a little company. We haven’t really done much this weekend, Easter weekend is bonkers with traffic on the roads, and we like being at home anyway 🙂 but we did go and visit Shelley & Cal for a cup of tea on Saturday, and managed a trip to ASDA today 🙂 My…

Eclipse & Tree of Birds Report

This morning Europe got a (nearly) total eclipse of the sun. So at 09.30hrs I stood in the back garden with my camera, but mostly all I could see was a cloudy sky. I held on though and the clouds thinned out enough for me to get some shots. I read up on shooting an eclipse, and you’re supposed to have solar filters and low ISO small aperture etc but my little compact Nikon S1 didn’t have any of that, I suppose the clouds were enough filter. Anyway I managed a few as the moon travelled across the sun, and…