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Today it was supposed to chuck it down with rain and be really windy all day. In actual fact it was quite all right in the morning/early afternoon; it was overcast and somewhat windy, but that’s OK by me.

I’ve had this shot in mind for a while now, but the sunflowers were something which came to mind when I realised that the conditions today were ideal for shooting it. I really, really love sunflowers – I have three tattooed on my leg quite large after all!

Laying like that proved to be more difficult that I had initially imagined, and I felt myself thinking “this would be so much easier if you had a model!” but there we go. I really like this shot.
To me it symbolises a hope through adveristy; even though you are broken you can focus on the positives, get back on your feet and fix yourself. Regardless of the obstacles if you persevere you will get there.

In the afternoon I went to my grandma and grandad’s; they have the best garden for autumn – loads of fruit : D


Observing the subtle changes

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I love autumn.
Today I am feeling a lot better. I went to get my car MOT’d and whilst I waited I went and took some shots in some woods next to the place that does it.
Just being out in nature really cleared my head : ) I need to remember this when things get tough. Now back to watching season 7 of Dexter!


I had loads of fun shooting this today.
I went down to the woods for an hour on my own, I got the shot within the first 5 or so but was having so much fun I just carried on!

It has been over cast all day, and the woods was much darker than I anticipated when I was actually underneath the trees, but at least the lighting was consistent.

Catching clouds

This marks the end of “surrealist June”. I’m proud that I’ve managed to complete this for a whole month, and I’ve really enjoyed it however it’s too much to do every single day what with work and having a life (occasionally). Glad I’ve stuck to it and succeeded in my month target though.

There are a lot of shots I’ve taken this month which I have been proud of, and this is something that I am going to carry on doing, just not every single day.

Welcome to July.
Also, I have green hair now. For the time being at least.

Down in the garden

My friend got quite excited about one of my shots where I had shrunk myself down and insisted that she be shrunk down somewhere.
I told her that she could choose where she wanted to be shrunk down to, but it had to follow my project rules (all pictures taken by me on the same day) – she did suggest that I put her in the mouth of a crocodile until I pointed out we might struggle with that….

World of my own

I needed to go out for a walk this evening. Sometimes it just clears the head. It was raining quite hard for most of the later afternoon/early evening though, so it wasn’t looking likely. I waiting until after tea, then even though it was still drizzling decided to go out anyway.

Plan one was ruined as where I had intended to go was flooded; plan two was ruined because they had put up new fencing. Grrr.

This is another fisheye shot, just from when I was out there. I got soaked because the wild flowers/grass came up to my head in places (I’m fairly tall at 5 foot 10!) but it worked and I felt better for getting out of the house. kB says it is odd how we bought a house but I get cabin fever and want to get out; truth be told I have always been like this so it’s not odd for me at all.

The six week holidays are coming up quickly and they can’t get here fast enough. I am utterly fed up with work at the moment and need a break from it.

Down in the forest

I made a commission on one of my shots the other week so decided, after much deliberation, to spend it on a fisheye lens. I was considering a UWA but went with a fisheye in the end, figured it suits my current style better, and this is the kind of style I want to work with more.

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