Tuesday, 31 May 2011

More from the botanic gardens

Some days you just get a lot of photos that you like , with the changing light and wind there were many varied pictures at the botanic gardens.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Cambridge Botanic Gardens

A lovely morning at Cambridge Botanic gardens, it was very quiet at first so more birds around.

Friday, 27 May 2011

An exhibition

My friend has just finished a foundation art course and today was the public viewing of the exhibition. There were many interesting items and techniques and I really enjoyed looking round. I am going to keep an eye out for some of these people in the future and there were several techniques I wish I knew how to do.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Maldon walk

It was very breezy, making macro almost impossible, but the clouds and hulks gave a lovely moody feel. Sadly no rain, just clouds.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


We were working on abstract pastel drawings so I had a go with abstract photographs, it is tricky to keep it simple in the classroom though. it might be worth experimenting further at home. I will have to hunt for a blue glass bottle though.

I think I like this crop best

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

An evening walk

As the light was fading.

The grey skies certainly look full of menace.

Friday, 13 May 2011

Night photography

An evening out night photographing and painting with light, though this is my favourite image taken as the digger was being put away.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Monday, 9 May 2011

Rather pleased with this , Roger and his squeaky bone.
Less photography today, but I did try out the double exposure using blossom as the background.

I also had a try with the in camera gritty black and white.

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Tried out the filters today, the high dynamic range is looking interesting

Also finally made it to the artists for kettles yard exhibition, some interesting and incredibly expensive work there, my favorite was a beautiful watercolour of a blow fly.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

A few of the first few images from my new compact. I think we are going to have fun..

- Kate

Taken at f1.8 on super macro mode

There is a very limited depth of field, but lovely to get these effects with a compact

I think this one might benefit from a slightly greater depth of field.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Damsel flies

Another two from Paxton pits as the high wind made bird photography
even trickier than usual. The damsel flies were in the shelter belt by the lake in clouds of a dozen or so.they were a mix of bronze and electric blue.

- Kate

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

More from Paxton Pits.

One of the terns over the water, busy looking for a black headed gull to add to the collection.

Not the rarest bird but once it wasn't so common.I had hoped to photograph a turtle dove, but, although I could hear it my only photograph was a distant silhouette. I still think the collared dove is a beautiful bird.

Saw my first nightingale on a camera club tip to Paxton Pits.

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Double exposure teesside

Had a wonderful evening as the light changed and the breeze dropped taking the infinity bridge, completely different before and after the wind dropped and the river turned mirror calm

There were lovely reflections near by