Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Welney Pastel Tones: 1. Swans and Geese

It waas a misty frosty morning at Welney on Monday producing some wonderful muted tones for the photographs of Whooper Swans and Greylags. The Mute Swan came into land a bit fast and overshot onto the ice doing a magnificent out of control slide.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Focus Stacking: Moss Fruiting Capsules on Apple Tree

Mainly for my own records: a 97-image focus stack with the two images at the beginning and end of the stack. Zeiss Touit lens on Fuji XT-1, f2.8 and focus rail. Natural light

Monday, December 5, 2016

Shortgrove Estate; Infrared on a Sunny Day

Yesterday was our second Start-to-Finish Day - thanks Sylvie. As before I used a converted infrared camera but the results this time on a very clear sunny day were very different with lots of contrast. For those who borrowed my camera and want a resume of how to adjust the files, here is a link to a leaflet I wrote

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Guildford Castle, University of Surrey and City

Guildford has one of the best preserved Norman Keeps thought to be built around 1066. There is also an impressive Victorian Bandstand, an immaculate bowling green, War Memorial Arch and a Blue Cow. The University of Surrey was given University status in 1966, previously Battersea Polytechnic. It nestles on the side of Stag's hill below the Cathedral and echoes the warm tones of the brickwork. I also explored the old regions of the City with its cobbled pavements, old Guildhall and The Hospital of the Holy Trinity which still serves as an Alms House.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Rye Meads Clear Frosty Morning

Lovely clear light at Rye Meads - no unusual birds to photograph but fun trying to record the blackbirds taking the berries and the various ducks etc on the only bit of unfrozen water from the Kingfisher hide (Kingfisher did make a fleeting visit but at a distance).

Friday, December 2, 2016

Guildford: River Wey and Stoke Park

I decided that, as driving out from the Travelodge in Guildford was difficult at any time of day due to the heavy traffic, I would spend the day walking into and around Guildford itself. It had been very cold overnight so lots of ice, frost and rising mist for my exploration of the River Wey and nearby Stoke Park.

Ann Miles Photography - My Favourite Images of the Past10 years or so