Wednesday, March 30, 2011


 I enjoyed a couple of hours in the rain in Birmingham today watching people and umbrellas. I also had time in the Bullring and around the Selfridge Building.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wild Daffodils

 Everdon Stubbs wood in Northamptonshire has the County's highest concentration of wild daffodils. I came on this by chance when searching for another wood for primroses.I was delighted to be able to photograph these beautiful flowers - so delicate compared with the cultivated ones. There were also lots of Celandine, Wood Anemones and Wood Sorrel. I used the 24mm shift lens and the 15mm fish-eye to capture the woodland setting.


Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead is much more spacious than I was expecting with wide pedestrian only roads and lots of round features

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bee Fly

 Delighted to find a fairly torpid Bee Fly in the garden this afternoon. It eventually warmed up the wings and flew off

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunset at Upware

Sue and I walked along the River onto Wicken Fen last evening. It was such a beautiful evening and sunset that we kept going a bit further and ended up walking back in the dark. However, we did see a Barn Owl this time.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Markers for Spring

Each year I try and take comparison pictures of the wild flowers out in the garden around 21st March - slipped a bit this year but useful to compare (coltsfoot,celandine,primrose, red nettle and sweet violet). No frog spawn this year and not yet seen a swallow.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cambridge Infrared (again)

Thanks to Paula and Guy for an excuse to walk round the Colleges. Hope to see some of those fish-eye images on your blog soon. It is difficult to find new views in Cambridge but first three seemed to fulfill this and I do like the bike!.  

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Orange Moon

The full moon rose above our horizon about 6.30 pm this evening and was an amazing orange colour.  I recently read that it was a Super moon when the moon made its closest approach to Earth since 1993.

Friday, March 18, 2011

8.30 to Toy Town

Images taken with the Tilt and Shift lens showing the Toy Town effect you get with its narrow plane of focus. The lens was shifted and tilted for the second image.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

More tilting in Bath

A few more tilt pictures from Bath - again with predominant purple in many cases. I realise that I only notice what colours are in fashion through my photographs!
The man and dogs worked best in monochrome as the background colours were very bright.
Then onto the train and back to Cambridge.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Tilt Lens in Bath

Decided to take the Tilt and Shift lens travelling to Bath today. I liked the purple element in each of these candids.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Visit Raptor Foundation St Ives

A few images from the flying sessions at St Ives. The falcons are always my favourites and this Lanner was no exception performing very well. The Kestrel and Eagle Owl also kept to pretty predictable paths. The Bald Eagle was from a static display while the Little Owl was meant to be flying but was too worried by an overhead wild Buzzard.

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