Embracing the chaos

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I’m a bit staid when it comes to photography: I like nice tidy shots with the subject in the appropriate place and no messy distractions. Which is strange really, because in real life I’m pretty disorganised, and I spend more … Continued

Family outing

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I went to Croome this morning, in search of dragons – which I did find – but in the end I couldn’t resist posting these adorable cygnets. The swans nested on an island in the middle of the lake, which … Continued

The Animator

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Child One was sitting on the lawn this morning, storyboarding a film which is going into production very shortly; I especially liked the fact that her work is reflected in her sunglasses. She really didn’t want to have her photo … Continued

Evening light

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Summer has arrived with a vengeance this weekend: it was so hot and humid today that even strolling about was quite unpleasant. I knew that the chance of finding nice bugs during the middle part of the day was fairly … Continued

Chrysanthemum

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I thought I’d try something slightly different with the light pad today: photographing an angled bloom rather than a flat lay. This is a six-shot focus stack, (over)-processed in Photoshop; with hindsight I think I’d have been better just doing … Continued

Furrow bee

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I’m pretty much drowning in photo files at the moment, so today I set myself the task of photographing something interesting without making this situation worse. It was an odd day, weather-wise, which reduced the amount of bug activity in … Continued

Back in the high life

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It was a steamy 27º this morning, and I decided it was time for a little top-down road trip. I was very tempted to go to Croome on a dragon hunt, but on the other hand Cotswold Lavender’s short public … Continued

Blue

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After a morning’s admin, I joined R in the garden, did a little emergency cutting back and staking, and then took the camera and went on a bug hunt. As well as the usual suspects, my session yielded two species … Continued

Staying alive

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I had a fairly horrid day today, for reasons with which I won’t bore you; but suffice it to say that by the time I made it out into the garden with the camera, late this afternoon, I was wilting … Continued

Foetid

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Such a charming word, isn’t it? Foetid…. it conjures up all manner of unpleasant images. This is Iris foetidissima, otherwise known as stinking iris, which is one of only two species of iris native to the British Isles, the other … Continued

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