Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The art galery itself is very photogenic with lots of warm wood floors, walls and ceilings and staircases.
I also went round the town and felt the Victorian Arcade was in complete contrast to the modern Art Gallery
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Toft Wood was first planted in 1995 so it is less than 20 years old but the lichens are flourishing on the trees. The yellow one is Xanthoria parietina or similar species and the grey one a Lecanora species. It is thought that the large increase in these particular
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
In our area the caterpillars feed on hawthorn, blackthorn, meadow sweet etc .
I like the first picture best though I know black backgrounds are generally frowned on. I placed some black paper against the window directly behind the moth so there is light coming through the wings. I used 1/32 power ring flash to slightly boost the colours. The second attempt has natural light through the wings and has picked up the green colours of the background. The one on the log is again a combination of very low power flash and natural light. All taken with 50 mm macro lens.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
This single chair abandonned outside a warehouse has a continental feel to it. Looks hot and sunny but was actually quite chilly.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
The first two are of Royston station.The motion blur go-faster stripes painted on the train make it look as if it is moving but the lettering confirms that it is stationary.
The third image is St Pancras with the International terminus to the left. I like the complimentary colours in the brickwork and ironwork. Even the lady's suitcase matched.
The fourth image was taken on the Circle line to Paddington. I managed to get central to the open door and it was lucky that a person sat on each side of the frame and are both using ipods.
The fifth image is another take on 'Mind the Gap' with a Great Western train at Paddington. This one needs a larger image as ther are lots of interesting cameos inside the train.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
The male Mallards spent a lot of time abusing the females.
Any ideas on this raptor - most likely Sparrowhawk but does look very 'chunky' and was gliding very effortlessly so wondered about Goshawk
Friday, March 12, 2010
The sun came out towards the end of the morning and I am pleased with the picture that I took of the solitary Oystercatcher. The image of the Greylag Geese is beautifully rim lit but does make it look as if the bird has been pasted onto the background. The Black-Headed Gull had quite a green cast reflected from the vegetation so works a lot better in monochrome.
The light was far from perfect so I intend to revisit the topic on another occasion.
The composite of the swan landing is for Phil just to show it is not just airplanes that sometimes do a double bounce landing (click on the image and it is large enough to make out the impressive belly flop).