While I was in Guernsey, I experimented with a time-lapse movie of slow-shutterspeed images of waves. Each frame is 1/8th sec
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
David took me to visit the hide at La Claire Mare nature reserve on a warm sunny afternoon. There were lots of butterflies around - very striking Small Coppers and lots of Speckled Woods. From the hide we had good views of Greenshank, Dunlin, Egrets and Teal. After a walk along the coast, I headed ended up photographing the very many insects on the Ivy flowers. The Hornet Hoverfly was particularly striking for it large size and colouration and I also enjoyed the striped bee Colletes hederae which has only in recent years spread through southern England as far as Staffordshire
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The sun was obviously in the wrong position to get a good view of the Pea Stacks from Moulin Huet - immortalised in the Renoir Painting but I enjoy using a Big Stopper filter to slow down the shutterspeed and capturing colours in the sea and rocks. A couple of monochrome conversions to see what the potential is for this medium.
A beautiful morning to explore some of the south coast rocky shoreline. Though not good light photographically, managed to pick out some details with interesting shapes and colours and overall views of the wonderful cliffs. The first four images are from a walk along the headland at Le Goffre, followed by images from Saints Harbour
Monday, September 26, 2016
St Peter Port hosted a food festival at the weekend with stalls selling various wares including locally made Gin. Here is Luke Wheadon with a traditional still for distillation. They are going to market a selection of different 'flavours'. Otherwise images from the streets and church on a fine sunny September Saturday.
Saturday, September 24, 2016
St Peter Port has been host to a wide selection of contemporary photographers during September and we visited few today ending up at Trinity Square. I became fascinated with the building the exhibitions were housed in - an old garage workshop where Virginia Creeper was attempting to reclaim the site amidst the various exhibits. Here is my offering on Invasion of the Creeper - an exploration of the loss of the individual trader to the large brand garages.