For Christmas, I was given a kumquat tree. Miraculously, it has survived thus far and so I photographed it for this week’s fruit-themed Photo Challenge. I had intended to make a more elaborate still life composition, but when I looked at it, I thought the contrast of the gnarly tree trunk and the smooth fruit […]Read more "Kumquat tree"
A quick shot of a chess board for this week’s photo challenge, for reasons that will become clear! Digital shot with Canon EOS 600D and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro. Blue tint and fake film grain added digitally.Read more "Chessboard"
I’ve used infrared film quite a lot in the past, but hardly used my infrared DSLR for anything except astronomy. I once tested digital infrared, but this is the first time I’ve properly used it for photography. These assorted shots were taken over the past few days, whenever the sun came out. These pictures were […]Read more "Digital infrared"
I’m not taking or posting enough photos at the moment so I decided to jump into this week’s Photo Challenge after a few weeks off. The theme is movement. I remember some months ago finding a mini strobe light in a charity shop and for ages I’ve been meaning to take an action shot using […]Read more "Tear"
This weekend, the Friends of Troopers Hill hosted a free falconry display, which was put on by West Country Falconry. We were treated to an informative talk and a flying display from five different birds of prey. I can’t remember the species of all the birds we were shown but they definitely included a barn owl, […]Read more "Falconry on Troopers Hill"
Last week, Hannah and I camped in Cornwall for a few days. The highlights of the break were a trip to the Eden Project, and a beach day spent at Bude. Hannah enjoyed sunbathing and reading while I preferred to take a walk away from the sandy beach, past the harbour and towards the rockier coast. […]Read more "Camping in Cornwall"
Having seen the end of Stage 4 in Bristol, we headed down to Hannah’s hometown of Crediton where an intermediate sprint on Stage 5 was being held on the high street. Photography was seriously difficult here, because the crowds were thick and due to the downhill sprint, the cyclists were probably doing about 50mph. I just […]Read more "Tour of Britain – Stage 5 in Crediton"