Whilst walking Roma on her usual walk, I was drawn to nature’s clever natural candy floss. Beautiful form and texture and perfect for landing in dog fur, and sending their seeds on the start of their journey.
After those bonkers temperatures along came the rain, with it beauty arrived in the smallest forms and Roma enjoyed a longer walk than normal. Droplets of rain on natural forms fascinate me as they have a sense of magic and always inspire and make me smile, unlike slug trails. Moving on, I hope that you too can find some magic in the below photographs.
Sunshine,blue sky and at an abundant floating bubble of frog spawn.These images were taken with a Hauwei 30 mobile as I wanted to quickly capture these abstract images before the sunshine disappeared,( As you know how rapidly Manchester weather can change.) I was initially intent on capturing the frog spawn but then became aware of how abstract the shots were due to the reflection and bright colours.I hope you enjoy these photos and are to also enjoy sunshine and hopefully the first signs of Spring.
I have just noticed that blue and yellow are the predominant colours in these images ,so lets hope for peace in the Ukraine.
After a week of crazy weather it was so good to see blue sky again, and enjoy the different effects of the beautiful sun light. I took these shots of Teasels just before the light was starting to fade, and then later in darkness, with a Sigma macro lens. Teasels are also known as Dipsacus which comes from the Greek word dispa, which apparently “refers to cup-like formation where sessile leaves merge from the stem” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dipsacus). It istheir changing form which fascinates me, as they go from a beautiful lilac flower, to a wintry, elaborate architectural structure .
Teasels were historically used to comb and tease the nap from the woven materials, such as wool, before being replaced by metal cards. Anyway that’s enough about history lets get get back to the present and my window.
Yes I’ve picked up my camera and have been inspired to once again get back to what I love.Photography is not just a medium for me to explore the hidden and simple beauty in the world, but also a distraction to the lows and worries in our hectic lives. These rainbow lillies are perfect starting place to getting back behind the lens.They are a mixture of images from my Sigma 105mm Macro lens and Hauwei 30 phone .Enjoy