Bumblebee, West Sussex

Today, I have been trying to photograph bees, which I thought would be an easy subject – but isn’t. Although they don’t require lengthy travel to locate, or require model releases, there are a number of challenges to be overcome. Firstly, they are quite small, so you need a close-up lens to be able toContinue reading “Bumblebee, West Sussex”

Full Moon, West Sussex

I’ve photographed these trees a few times. Usually during the day. On this occasion, there was a full moon and a clear sky. During the lockdown I’ve been using my phone for most of my pictures and by and large I am happy with the results. I don’t chimp much, so I only usually knowContinue reading “Full Moon, West Sussex”

Daisies, West Sussex

I found these dasies quite close to where I live, peeking out of the hedge. They remind me of childhood drawings of flowers, with pure whites and warm sun-yellows, which contrast nicely with the deep green of the hedge. I love looking at the details on the foreground daisy!

Tree at Sunset, West Sussex

Whether through design or cirumstance, seem to be photographing sunsets lately. In the UK, we have had sunshine for most of the lockdown period, which has made for some golden sunsets (see above). I’m wondering if the air is a little clearer because there are fewer cars on the roads – in the evening, thereContinue reading “Tree at Sunset, West Sussex”

Leaves, West Sussex

Like most people, my outdoor photography has been restricted by the lock-down. Which is why I have been posting pictures of things I’ve seen on my exercise walks. I could post things from the past – places I’ve been – but it feels irrelvant at the moment. This is a picture of some leaves onContinue reading “Leaves, West Sussex”

Two Trees, West Sussex

Because of restrictions, I find myself walking in the same places most of the time. Everytime I pass these two trees, they feel like a contrasting pair. Although it is early summer, as you can see with the dew on the grass, early in the morning, it is still cool.

Red Leaves and Blue Sky

I’m trying to remember which philosopher it was who talked about the power of being able to see the world a-new. Right now, we are all quite restricted where we can go and I find myself trying to find a new view of familar places. This morning I was rewarded with a blue sky toContinue reading “Red Leaves and Blue Sky”

Another Tree in the Park

This is another early morning picture, seemingly they only kind I take these days. Like many people, with the lockdown, lots of the things I do has changed. Prior to the last couple of posts, nearly all my photos came from dedicated cameras, mostly of places I have visited rather than near where I live.Continue reading “Another Tree in the Park”