Landscapes & Nature

When I was young, I remember taking photos of the waves, trying to capture the splashes on the rocks. I didn’t know why I couldn’t capture those splashes. This was just the beginning of my love of photographing Landscapes, Seascapes & Nature. Here are some of my latest works.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 25

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have focused on flowers and how they change throughout the season. I am looking at flowers as they fade as well as when in full bloom. There is a beauty in the flower and petals throughout it’s entire process.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I decided to continue looking at these flowers, in particular poppies. I took my Canon 5d iii and Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar ZE Lens out on our walk and photographed some of the poppies that have featured already in my #photoaday using my phone.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 18

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have moved onto a new theme of “Flowers”. This year, in particular, I’m really enjoying seeing all the flowers in bloom.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I wanted to experiment with flowers photographed on a dark background. I took these photos using my Canon 5d iii and Zeiss 50mm lens. Placing the flowers in a portable studio with a black background. Using natural light only.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 17

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have continued looking at my current theme of “Light”. This theme has made me look for light throughout the day and forced me to keep my eyes open. That’s why I love my daily photo challenge.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I took the opportunity of a tiny sliver of sunlight in an otherwise cloudy day to photograph the beautiful pink flowers that grow on our neighbour’s fence every year. I didn’t want to just photograph the flowers as-is and I noticed that some of the flowers are fading already, with browning edges. I wanted to show the beauty of the flowers but also highlight the delicacy and contrast between the beauty and the loss of colour in some of the petals.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 16

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I decided to set a theme so that my photos of the day have a focus. The first theme is “Light”.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I wanted to continue this theme and have spent the unusually sunny bank holiday in the garden photographing flowers/trees/leaves.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 14

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have looked at landscapes, reflections, flowers, the weather & urban environment.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I decided to spend some time in the garden playing around with shallow depth of field and multiple exposure (Additive).

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 13

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have looked at a variety of subjects including “finding beauty”, “light” & nature.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I decided to experiment further with flower photography and wide aperture. Last time I noticed chromatic aberration on a couple of the photos and wanted to see why this had occurred.  These flower photos were taken using my Canon 5d iii.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 11

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have focused on nature and looking at the same thing in different ways. I noticed the early spring flowers blooming on our tree at the beginning of the week. With the windy and rainy weather, some of the early flowers dropped off of the tree. It reminded me that although we are looking at the same thing, each time we see it, it has evolved a little.

For this week’s #photoaweek, I decided to continue looking at these flowers and bought them inside to take some photos using my Canon 5d iii and Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar ZE Lens.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 9

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have photographed a wide range of subjects.

While I was sat relaxing at home this Sunday, I noticed a new visitor to the garden… A new squirrel! If you remember Clarkson The Squirrel, here’s his cousin, “James May I have a Peanut”.

2019 – #photoaweek challenge week 6

This week in my #photoaday challenge over on Instagram, I have been looking at a few different themes. These have included trees, sunset, pets & finding beauty in the ordinary.

For this week’s #photoaweek challenge, I wanted to explore the trees that I photographed twice in my #photoaday posts. The trees are at the end of my garden and I find them fascinating and beautiful. They bring me great joy and I love their ever changing presence. On Saturday of this week, it was particularily breezy and I decided to experiment with long exposure photography to capture the movement of the branches. I spent a good hour in the garden (fleece and gloves definitely needed), playing with my Canon 5Diii and my Lee Filters, Big Stopper. The main reason for this project was to practice using the Lee filter and have fun with creative image creation.