Another glorious day meant it was way to hot to venture out until 8.00pm in the evening. With sunset not until 9.20pm that’s not such a problem, the woods were still really dark with the heavy summer canopy blocking out much of the sunlight…so, this is a public footpath we (still) haven’t followed across the field of barley. I haven’t done any HDR for a while – so it was nice to run this shot through Photomatix to create this shot.

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It’s poppy time!


Blazing sunshine all day – the damselflies were very busy


17Jun

289/365v3 – Bishop’s Stortford Carnival 2017

I joined some of my colleagues from Bishop’s Stortford Camera Club today to photograph the carnival, including a brief timelapse. 

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Spotted this (and a fair few other) poppies on the road side on my morning walk around Great Dunmow in Essex.


Some glorious weather around at the moment and the early morning walk is featuring a lot of blue sky. Here’s one of the Pill boxes on my route that is rapidly disappearing under all the summer growth.


13Jun

285/365v3 Drying the Washing…

…it’s like watching paint dry!

Another experiment – my 2nd ever time lapse…a few things to do differently, but an interesting start – 900 images packed into this 37 second video.

 


Some more experimentation – this is an in camera double exposure – what you are seeing here is the view I could see with the ground immediately below me exposed over the top. This hasn’t come out as well as I’d hoped – the grain of the footpath is too thick – but it’s an interesting effect that I will try again


Spotted this rather colourful caterpillar on a walk around Roxwell, it’s a Mullein Moth Caterpillar


A second visit to the Phyllis Currie Nature Reserve, specifically for some bug photography. Unfortunately there was a very strong breeze blowing keeping a lot of the flying insects down. I still picked up a few shots including, just as I was leaving, the featured shot of the meadow grasshopper as he very kindly posed for me on a gate post…he was tiny though!

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