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.
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
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.
In these difficult times it’s still possible to find pleasure in the simplest and smallest of things. Self isolating outside has been easy when taking Roma (our dog) out for her walk, as many people ironically imagine she is a vicious dog, which couldn’t be further from the truth. These short periods have been great as they have helped me to spend time looking for beautiful gems of nature.