The white forest.

   
 
There is simply nothing to say except- inspired light.

Fuji finepix S3 pro- vintage 50mm Nikon lens.

ISO 400, F2, shutter 260, natural day light- cool.

Still life, blossom

  
   
 
February is one of my favourite months, winter is making way for Spring, and there is new life blossoming.

Yesterday I spent a rather chilly day at Angelsey gardens just outside of Cambridge, despite the drizzle I managed to take a few blossom shots. The smell was amazing- winter honeysuckles and daphne filled the air with their sweet scent.

The light was very cool, and the drizzle made for very dreamy shots.

Fuji DSLR- vintage 50mm Nikon lens, ISO 200, f2, shutter 180.

Winter berries.

  
A pop of red against a winters light always makes for a striking photo. Im not usually a fan of red, but in the depths of winter, when these berries hang like ruby jewels I’m greatful for their statement.

Cold natural light, Fuji DSLR, vintage 100mm Nikon lens, ISO 400, shutter 125, f4.

Still life, burst.

  
Bursts of Spring are emerging throughout the countryside, I love the promise, it’s unbreakable, and beautiful.

I love taking pictures at this time of year, the light is gorgeous with just a hint of warmth but still further on the cool side, it’s sometimes hazy which makes for a real atmospheric shot, and my favourite subjects (flowers) are starting to bloom.

Early day light, Fuji fine pix s3 pro- vintage Nikon lens 100mm, ISO 400, shutter 125, F2.

Spring still life.

  
A very whimsical Spring shot I took last year on my Fuji DSLR with my favourite vintage Nikon lens that I pinched from my dad, yes he does know, ha, I’m always pinching his camera equipment.

I just love the simplicity of this little pink bell and the texture of the cut glass, so pure.

Natural light- cool, ISO 600, F2, shutter 125.

Texture, still life

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I love wandering round farms, I know some may find that strange, but the textures of old bits of farm machinery really do make for an interesting capture. I love the detail of these chains and the colours. Shot with my old Fuji dslr with a vintage 100mm nikon lens, cool daylight, iso-400, shutter 125, F4.

On the edge of my seat for Olympus pen f.


I am near to falling off my chair waiting for the new Olympus pen f to go on sale!

I’ve been thinking of adding another camera to my collection for a while now, and have previously dismissed csc’s, however, the spec that this little beaut comes with has changed my mind, and I just can’t wait to get my hands on it! When the basic pen came out the other year it just didn’t tick enough boxes for me, I know it’s a snip compared to this one so its no surprise.

The main thing that made me swoon apart from its gorgeousness and its 20 mega pixel sensor is that it has the all important view finder! I just love using a view finder and can’t get on with looking at just a screen. I’m also really looking forward to using the 17mm lens, plus am blown away by the reach of the ISO! Wow I’m nearly drooling, sorry.

It will also be nice to carry around something light,that packs more of a punch than my phone, and saves me taking out my big DSLR on occasions when I need to travel light.

I hope to buy the new pen f soon as, and will do a thorough review as soon as I’ve got to grips with it.

Emma.

Tulips.

  
A very simple bunch of tulips for a cheery flat lay shot. Such a happy flower full of the promise of Spring. I can’t begin to tell you how excited I get every time I walk around our cottage garden and see new bulbs emerging! It’s been a little odd as we had daffs before snowdrops, but the grape hyacinths are coming now so I think it’s all back in order.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Making hedgerow dye, blackberry dye tutorial.

   
  

Blackberry dye is probably the most easiest dye to make, and the results are beautiful!

I use a couple of handfuls of blackberries, a cup of salt and cover them with water. 

In a pan bring them to the boil then turn off the heat, squidge them with a potato masher to get all the juice out then leave to cool. Sieve the dye into a bowl, now rinse your chosen fabric with water so it’s soft and wet (I feel it takes up the colour better this way) and then submerge it in the dye. I usually go off and forget about it for a couple of hours.

When you remember your fabric, take out and rinse in a cool saline solution, then once more with clean water, your fabric should now be dyed and fixed.

Remember though, the colour will still probably run for a bit, so make sure you wash it separately for the first few washes.

Emma x

Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.

  
I love really good quality blank paper which I like to naturally stain and dry before working on. I feel it gives my drawings/paintings more depth.

Whenever I start any piece I have to accompany my work with a suitable cup of tea, as I’m drawing inspiration from wild flowers at the moment it seems only right to have chamomile tea, naturally sweet and calming.

I hope all of you are having a good day!

Emma

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