I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to pick up my new camera the Olympus pen F! Kid in a sweet shop springs to mind. I opted for the 17mm 1.8 lens over the 40mm although I will add a couple of pros to that list once I’ve got the hangContinue reading “First still life with Olympus Pen F.”
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.
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 daphneContinue reading “Still life, blossom”
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.
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 myContinue reading “Still life, burst.”
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, soContinue reading “Spring still life.”
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,Continue reading “Texture, still life”
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 itContinue reading “Floral inspiration and a chamomile tea.”
My china blue roses linen is the perfect soft delicate background for a February flat lay. I love to take a minute, with a cup of chamomile tea, my wild flowers book for new inspiration, a fresh bloom and a scrap of one of my fabrics. It helps me creatively- to calm myContinue reading “Calming February hues.”
I just love how soft and dreamy this shot came out! It was taken in my garden room in this cool light we’re getting now. I think my depth of field must of been about f3 and my ISO was 400 with a really slow shutter. I can’t wait for the tulips to makeContinue reading “Parrot tulip still life.”