Tuesday, 29 January 2013
I don't take many close ups of plants but these little blobs of ice sitting in dead wild garlic glistening in beautiful winter' light caught my eye. I wanted them to stand out on a dark background so I took quite a few shots from different angles and at different exposures. But the rich dark blue background of the image below was a bit of a nice surprise as I didn't think I'd get anything quite like that.
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Monday, 21 January 2013
I thought I'd take a slightly different approach to my Winter image from the Autumn and Spring ones. This time I used the back bedroom window instead of my usual kitchen window, and decided to focus the attention on the winter scene outside by keeping the still life simple. I used a bowl of oranges for their simple shape and warm contrasting colour, and also because I like the idea of citrus fruit in winter - the comforting smell, the freshness of taste and vitamin goodness.
The rest of the images in the series so far:
Friday, 18 January 2013
And here is one I took from my bedroom window a few years ago:
Friday, 11 January 2013
I have not taken any photos this year yet ( suffering from major withdrawal symptoms!) so have been looking through my archives for an image to process and share. It seems the majority of the ones that move me the most are in my Zagreb 2012 folder so here is one of them I took in my beloved old Upper Town. It is a window in a courtyard shown in the second image. Love the vintage look of the window and juxtaposition of things around it and in the courtyard. The available light of a sunny summer day filtering in from above created a lovely mood in amongst the walls of old buildings.
Wednesday, 2 January 2013
This quirky and cute cottage is situated on a path between Tong village and Fulneck, just at the entrance to Fulneck. It is named after Noddy, a character from the children's story created by a famous English children's author, Enid Blyton. Particularly fascinating is the dove cote at the side of the cottage with Noddy's friends peeking out of the holes. One day I may knock on the door asking for a property release just so I can meet the owner of the cottage! The focus here on Google seems to be yet again much softer than elsewhere.