Hedgerow Finds

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Either side of the path leading to, and going around the lake [Ifield Pond] there’s a mixture of trees and hedgerows and in autumn it’s the bright little things among the bare branches that catch the eye – the variety of God’s creation is amazing and I’m always thanking Him for my hobby and these treasures and pleasures ….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

More tomorrow I hope ….. my thanks for viewing and if you feel inclined please leave a comment,  take care my friends,   Eileen

 

Advertisements

Fine Art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pink Whispers

I do like to get a bit more ‘arty’ with my flower photography and so these few images show some of my results with a bit of post production  – I hope you like them.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pink-a-boo

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Pink Blur

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

In The Pink

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Gerbera Dream

That’s all for now. I will be posting some pics [ hopefully tomorrow] of Teasels that I photographed at the Pond recently …. see you then,    Eileen

 


The Ifield Mill

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The Ifield Mill

Here are some more pics from my visit to the Mill. I’ve converted this one to a black and white image – it seems to suit this old Mill which dates back to the 1840’s. However – the first mention of a mill in Ifield was in 1274.  I can’t quite make out from the Brochure exactly when the present [restored] Mill was built, but there are recorded mentioned owners throughout the 1600’s and 1700’s.  Volunteers have done a wonderful job of restoring it from 1973 onwards , with the waterwheel being restored in 2008.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

The next few pics are from the hedgerows along the path leading to the Mill.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wild Rosehips

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wild Rose

Time to say au revoir and see you soon dv,     Eileen


Green and Red

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Leafy Layers

It’s marvelous how God has designed and inbuilt every species of life with stored information in the genes/DNA to pass on its characteristics to future generations. This has enabled breeders of the Heuchera plant to produce a wonderful variety of leaves and I have several in my garden. They have also crossed Heucheras with Tiarellas and produced the ‘Heucherella’ which is a very pretty smaller plant. Now, in our technological age, it seems anything is possible and a great benefit – as long as it’s kept within the boundaries that God has graciously set for us.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Simply Red

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Smoothie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Petalscape

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Redscape

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Green and Red

See ya’ll again soon I hope DV   Eileen

 


Macroland

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I’m loving using my new camera and lens and the hours fly by as I get lost in my happy Macroland. Been experimenting a bit with back-lighting etc.  – all indoors of course!

These are pics of a shrub rose called Rhapsody in Blue that’s growing in my patio garden. Friends bought it for me a couple of years ago – it always makes a lovely show.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is a Lisianthus from a bunch of flowers I bought … gave it the ‘soft’ treatment.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

P6070076.JPG

Till next time ….    Eileen

 


Creative Macro

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Yellow Haze

Thought I would get a bit more ‘arty’ this time and go for a softer look. This is the centre of a yellow tulip.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I Got the Blues

Same image – different colour. I use a prog called ON1 sometimes and the title of this is taken from one of their effects.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shades of Yellow

Back to normal tulip colour for this one.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Variations

I hope I’m not flogging the water drops on petals to death here! But I do enjoy playing around with them as you never know what gems you’ll end up with ….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Shades of Lilac

I really liked the colour of this one  ….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Variations 2

The weather is supposed to get really good this week so I’ll be visiting the Ifield Pond again. I went last week in bright sunshine and forgot to adjust the exposure number on my camera – which spells disaster when photographing swans as their pure whiteness gets blown out and un-rescuable [if there is such a word?] Plus – I wore sunglasses and I ended up not knowing what I was viewing while trying to juggle specs and camera – daft ‘apeth! The swans have 6 babies now and I did get some adequate shots of them, but overall I was disappointed and disgusted with myself…. I hope I can learn from my mistakes though.

till next time,   Eileen

 

 


Macro Spree – part two

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Yellow Chrysanthemum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

with water drops

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

more water drops

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Lemon Drops

More to come ….. well – I said it was a spree!  Eileen