• Shell Abstracts

    Shell Abstracts

    A few pics of my adventures into my  shell macro world :   Technically, getting the focus right in macro is always a bit tricky [ I’m still learning what my lens can do]  and I know that really patient photographers do ‘focus stacking’ – taking many shots with different focal points and then merging…

  • Pearlised Shells

    Pearlised Shells

    I love shells – especially the ‘pearlised’ ones. Not living by the sea-side or in an otherwise exotic place , I have to buy mine from shops. As these are invariably located at the sea-side too, there’s not much chance of me adding to my collection. Of course I can shop on line for them,…

  • White on White

    White on White

    I haven’t posted here for a couple of weeks or so, as my time seems to be taken up more with my Flickr and Viewbug pages. But the future plan is to pare back a bit.  As I get older I can easily get overwhelmed with all the available outlets and info that our on-line…

  • Still Life with Contrasts

    Still Life with Contrasts

    Doing my favourite thing – Still Life. This one is all about contrasts – of shapes, colours, and textures. I thought the portrait format suited the tall pot. This image is also about repeating curves. I placed this group slightly to the left and brought the orange peel forward to add a bit more depth…

  • Conkers

    Conkers

    Another reason I love autumn is for the conkers …. but I don’t seem to have any in my immediate surroundings, nor have I seen any at The Pond, so I got my son to have a scout around further afield for me and he brought me these. I thought I would try some low-key…

  • Hedgerow Finds

    Hedgerow Finds

    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…

  • Leafy Captures

    Leafy Captures

    I have the utmost confidence in saying that everybody loves Autumn [ I think !! Lol]. I went over to the Pond especially to seek out leaves that have changed to their autumn glory. There were quite a few that had got caught up among other trees and shrubs on their way to the ground,…

  • Teasels

    Teasels

    Better late than never – so here are my belated Teasel pics. Taken over the Pond. In my ‘flower arranging’ days when I entered lots of competitions, teasels were a great favourite – especially at Christmas time when they looked  great sprayed silver or gold. I don’t think I’ve ever caught them when they first…

  • Fine Art

    Fine Art

    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. That’s all for now. I will be posting some pics [ hopefully tomorrow] of Teasels that I photographed at the…

  • The Ifield Mill

    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…

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