Flowers on a Monday…

When I logged on to my PC Monday morning I had an email waiting for me from a friend saying that he was, subject to the weather staying good, going to take his mother out for the day and visit a couple of places nearby to where I live and did I want to join them.

Going out and taking photo’s is much more exciting than staying indoors doing housework!! Anyway I couldn’t join them in the morning but come the afternoon off I went to Hyde Hall. I have been there a few times but it’s a place where the gardens are always changing throughout the year with the different seasons.

This visit was no different from previous visits in that there are so many photo opportunities to take photo of flowers and I’m showing a few here. The one at the top of the post is of an old pair of boots that they had placed at bottom of a post and was used for planting although I must say the plants in them weren’t looking too good!! However from these other photo’s you will see how bright and cheerful it is there although signs of Autumn are around the corner….

I have at long last added some photo’s into my gallery and you’ll find them on my web page by clicking on the photo’s on the right hand side of the page. I will add some more soon and also come back to see my next posting of a visit I had to Rainham Marshes and their wildlife!!

That’s all for now – take care and I’ll see you soon.


Around the garden..

just a quick post of some flowers from around the garden. I was out there yesterday afternoon having a play with the camera and these are what I’ve come up with..nothing too special as some of them are beginning to go over but they’re pretty flowers and it good to have some colour.

It’s a long holiday weekend here in the UK and whilst the weather has been good today the forecast isn’t too bright for the rest of the weekend. I had hoped that maybe on Monday we would get out and about to do some photography but it’s not looking too promising but check back you never know..

Today has been the Scott Kelby worldwide Photo walk whereby photographers from around the world could sign up to join in a walk taking part in a city/town near to them. Unfortunately the ones closest to me London and Cambridge were fully booked. However I do know our friend Fiona has taken part in the one in Cape Town so I’m sure she’ll have some great photo’s to show us.

Whatever you’re doing this weekend have a great time and stay safe.

See you again soon


Another day of learning…

On Friday just gone off I went on another photography workshop being run by Daniel Bridge. Todays workshop was held at a local plant/flower nursery about 6 miles from where I live so an easy journey for me. Because of where it was being held the emphasis would be on taking photo’s of plants and flowers. There was a poly tunnel made available for us and we were free to either go out into the nursery with tripod and camera and take photo’s or to find plants in pots that we could then take back into the poly tunnel. We could set up the photo in a composition we wanted with the aid of coloured backdrops etc. and believe me I took full advantage of this as it was so lovely to have many plants of different colours, shapes and sizes to choose from.

As there was quite a strong breeze around I found it easier to do all my photography indoors and it was such a lot of fun setting up the plants to create a composition that I liked. I could then also play with different settings etc. without having to worry about the breeze. Daniel was of course on hand with his usual help and advice.

I must say I came away yet again having learnt a little more about taking a photo.

So here are a few I took including the one at the top of this post…

Thanks for looking and I’ll be back soon.