‘Tis the season to be rutting: October 2017

I went out into the field to try to catch some action shots of the Red deer and Fallow deer in Calke park, Derbyshire, as the males begin to demonstrate sexual fitness in autumn, select mates/mate and defend harems.

LR Crazy

“So I started editing a bit to give my macro plant images a bit more character and unique quality. I liked the idea of toning everything down into moody blues and greys.”

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Here are a few captures from Harlow Carr in Harrogate, Yorkshire, UK from the weekend.

Iris

With the way the garden is changing so rapidly, with flowers blooming and fading within 24/48 hours, and the fact we’ve had some rain, I thought I’d ┬ácapture the Bearded Iris while they’re in flower. I love the way raindrops on black Iris look like fat, juicy droplets of blood…

Noise

Having read up a little on noise in close up shooting, today I kept the ISO to 400 or below and shot some images. I noticed that it was almost impossible to get a really sharp image (suspect as I was handheld only, but I can shoot sharp close ups by hand normally). I’m guessingContinue reading “Noise”

May Flowers

I decided to experiment a bit today with some close up settings. My own garden seemed like the perfect setting. Keeping ISO below 400 to reduce noise, using as low an aperture as the camera would let me with a shutter speed of around 125. It was all hand held and so there is someContinue reading “May Flowers”

Skies

Having realised I’ve not updated this site for a while, and knowing there are a few images that I could upload, I guess I’ll update! So, what is it about open skies, sunsets and silhouettes that inspires us so much? (These are all taken on a phone and completely unedited so the quality is notContinue reading “Skies”