An Overlooked Beauty

Some people think this flower is a nuisance weed but I adore them, especially when they go to seed. To me they are sparkles of beauty when they are weighed down by the rain, and glisten against the darkness, through my lens. Sometimes we have to look harder to see the sparkle in ourselves and others but it’s the small sparkles that can make the difference to the way we live our lives.

These photographs celebrate all those people who make our lives sparkle.

Shine 1
Shine 2
Shine 3
Shine 4

Thanks for visiting.

PRIMAVERA

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.

Primavera 1

Primavera 2

Primavera 3

Primavera4

Primavera 5

Back to my Roots

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

Waiting For Macro

After a lot of research and speaking to a couple techy camera experts I finally decided to buy the Sigma F2.8 105mm Macro Lens, but then had to wait until August to actually buy one. (Photographers have had macro madness during COVID19 so none in stock ) I have been playing with it for the last week or so trying to suss out the best settings and still learning but here is a few I have taken so far.

Good To See You 1

Octopoppy

Lets Dance

Bad Hair Day

Good To See You 2

“Bogged Down”

During the last six months I have struggled to be motivated or inspired to pick up my Nikon D7200.
It was only the other day that I realised this is because I struggle to make the camera do what I want it to do …… the creative compositions in my head don’t mirror the shots taken.
So it’s time to start getting to grips with this camera and wade through it’s vast menu settings, with the help of  You Tube tutorials and other sources. ( including any tips from you )
I will share both my failures and successes on this journey and hopefully my inspiration and motivation will return.
In the meantime here are a few shots which were pleasing .

 

Time to Reflect

It’s Chilli in Here

La Grande Illusion

Film Noir

Focus

 

“Right let’s get cracking