Panning practice

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That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it. OK – so what actually happened was: I got up this morning to discover that the Monstrous Crow was hovering over us. Again. So I checked hobbs’ Wide Angle Wednesday challenge for … Continued

Daffodil

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I find daffodils quite difficult to photograph: they’re somewhat chaotic flowers, and I never know quite where to put the point of focus. I’ve hedged my bets here, with a six-shot focus stack; though strangely Photoshop didn’t seem to know … Continued

Mono Monday: Through the window

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I’d forgotten the theme for today’s Mono Monday when I was photographing birds and squirrels in the garden through the kitchen window this morning – so this is serendipitous. This is R’s favourite of my shots of this little chap; … Continued

Consolation prize

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I was walking home rather disconsolately from a fruitless session at the owl orchard, when I spotted this Starling singing in the beech tree across from our house. It’s the same tree in which I photographed a Starling on the … Continued

Saturday swan

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I think I feel a series coming on… Not much to report today: we went to the tip recycling centre; we went to Boston Tea Party for coffee and some excellent cake; we did some shopping; we walked along the … Continued

The Potatoes of Defiance

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Attracted by the sound of singing, the Policewoman made her way to where the Busker was seated on a small stool, his guitar case open at his feet with a handful of coins scattered across the plush lining. There was … Continued

Mrs Ashbee’s piano

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If you’ve followed my ramblings for any length of time, you’re probably aware that R and I are very into the tradition of art and design that began with the Arts & Crafts movement in Great Britain in the second … Continued

Water play

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It was another dreich day today, and I’ve got a small but painful arthritic flare going on in my hands – so I wasn’t much inclined to go out, even when the sun did make a brief appearance at lunch … Continued

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