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Spray Carnation

Spray Carnation // 13 01 2022

I woke up this morning and there was a nice sunset coming up; so I grabbed by camera and my 500mm zoom lens an set up on my chest of drawers. Unfortunately in my excitement / rush to get out of the house for work on time I didn’t really check the photos.

I got home excited to edit them, but they weren’t quite in focus 😦 So here we have another flower. Hopefully the weather over the weekend will be OK so I can get out and shoot something different!

Syngonium Neon Robusta

Syngonium Neon Robusta // 10 01 2022

I feel like there is going to be a lot of house plants this year. I’m not apologising for it. This is a pink arrowhead plant. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that it’s called an arrowhead plant because the leaves look like arrow heads. Not that you can tell on this picture.

However it is the most delightful pink shade. I hope I don’t kill it…

Winter mornings

Winter Mornings // 09 01 2022

The weather forecast wasn’t great for today as I went to sleep last night. So I set my expectations low. I woke up, and the sun was just about to rise – but there were loads of clouds rolling in. I decided to not bother running out (which was my gut instinct). Instead I made a cup of tea and watched some YouTube videos.

I stood up to make a cup of tea and the sun started to stream through the window. Excellent! So I ran to grab my camera, tripod and a floaty dress (the shot in my PJs might not have been quite the same), and here we are.

I’ve tried to go out and shoot twice today, but each time it started raining. So I’ve taken that as a sign and have stayed with this photo for today!

Carpet of Mushrooms

Carpet of Mushrooms // 08 01 2022

Today it was chucking it down with rain when I woke up. I decided to be productive and clean up my office. When the rain stopped I figured it was time to go out and take some photos. I put my wellies on and went to the fields near my house. On my way there there is a wooded area, and I know there had been some mushrooms there from a walk I went on over Christmas. Whilst on the lookout for the mushrooms I had seen previously, I realised that the entire floor was covered in one section with mushrooms.

I’ve decided to use my lens converter to use some of the lenses I had for my old system (Pentax) on my Fuji XT3. Todays image was shot with the 30mm f1.4. When I found the mushrooms I initially struggled to shoot them; cursing myself for leaving my macro and zoom lenses at home; as either of these would have been much better. But we can only work with what we have!

Rose

Rose // 06 01 2022

As a special post Christmas treat to myself, I got serious lens-GAS (gear Acquisition Syndrome, basically when you want to buy something but you don’t really need it).
I spent ages looking at different lenses. Got convinced that I wanted the f0.95 that Fuji do. Talked myself out of that (As it’s £££). Wasn’t happy with the fact I’d not bought anything.
Spent a few more days tooing and froing with different prime lenses. Then came across the Venus Laowa 60mm 2:1 lens. For those not in the know, this means that the lens can portray objects 2x the size they are. So small objects will appear larger than they are.

I love a macro lens. So in my mind I justified this purchase.
I shall I add it to my 90mm and my 14mm macro lenses.
Because gal can never have enough macro lenses : )

Withered

Withered // 05 01 2022

Withered is how I feel today – first day back after the Christmas break.
Usually the first day back gives me a headache. I’m not too sure why, but it always does; it could be the lighting, the fact I’m having to use my brain, who knows!

Today is no exception. I’m tired, and I have a headache. At least we went back on a Wednesday, and one day down means only two more to go!

Buzzards, Ridgeway

Buzzards, Ridgeway // 03 01 2022

Today I went for a walk with my mum and dad. The best thing about living close to the countryside is the fact that we don’t have to drive to be able to go on nice walks.
This walk ended up being a bit longer than I initially anticipated. The other way when we had been on another walk I have noticed a weird looking field; there was some sort of crop or bush in it with a swirl like path. Today I decided I wanted to investigate it.
We didn’t quite make it to that exact field, but we did end up nearby, and from this view spot we could see the weird crop field, and some buzzards circulating.

Dad

One of my favourite things about the winter is the low sun, and the long shadows it creates. The contrast between the highlight and the shadows is just lovely, as well as the hazy, dreamlike feel everything has.
The walk was particularly enjoyable as the weather was so mild.