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.

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A Quirky ‘Mooch’ in Murcia

A frustrating summer for many different reasons, some personal and others not but both had a negative effect on my motivation and creative vision. I am now on the better side and starting to make progress adapting to my new Nikon.

However in between the lows there were a few highs including seeing my family in Spain and whilst there having a mooch in Murcia.These are  not your typical city pics  but I hope you like them….”.disfrutar”

Oh, and ‘Mooch’ is a Manchester word for a casual and relaxed look around.

 

Rear Window

 

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Whilst wandering round streets I was delighted and curious when I a guy with a friendly face and fantastic smile asked me to take his photograph. I then felt flattered when he asked  me to send it to his twitter account.

Boys and girls

“Chewbacca”

The Writing On The Wall

Street Dancer

Adios y nos vemos pronto!

 

 

Dark Dark Days

This time of year is beautiful with all it’s rainbow Autumnal colours, but with it comes the darkness……but black can make the perfect background to reveal this beauty.

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Autumnal Chameleon

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Pep Gladiola

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Garlic Darlik

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Wet November

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Inspired by the Dutch Renaissance Artists

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Lilly Capillary Blue

 

 

“Photography To Me Is An All Consuming Passion That I Couldn’t Live Without. “

This month I am excited to be sharing the beautiful photography of Charlotte Hedman, who is an artist I follow on Flickr. Charlotte’s work includes portraits and landscapes but it is her amazing macro images which I adore most. These intricate structures of nature are presented in a simple and unpretentious way which brings calm and pleasure to the eye.

Charlotte skilfully focuses on textures, colour,  patterns and form, which are underlined by reflection, water,  and dream like bokeh lighting.

Her images present both subtle colours and bold contrasts. The soft colour tones create a sense of peace and appreciation of nature, while the bold contrast perfectly emphasises the simple form and textures. The stunning images Charlotte has kindly chosen to share illustrate this.

Relax sit back and enjoy

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Wind Me Up – Charlotte Hedman

“There is something just so beautiful about the very tiny things we don’t see as we walk by them. I loved this tiny curling vine, that seemed to be decorating the leaf next to it ”  Charlotte Hedman

 

About Charlotte in her own words

Photography to me is an all consuming passion that I couldn’t live without. It has helped me see beauty everywhere I look, in all the places I used to ignore. It brings me into the moment and fills me with peace, as though meditating.  I love macros, and seeing the tiny wonders around us, but also enjoy shooting landscapes and portraits. Having been an artist my whole life, photography is now my creative outlet, along with the post editing work as part of the artistic process. I always hope that people viewing my images see in them what I saw and felt while shooting in that precious moment.

 

Living in a Bubble

Living In A Bubble – Charlotte Hedman

I love walking in a near by forest with my camera and listening to the water rippling in the creek. There is usually something in the creek worth photographing…this time it was the bubbles . And it created a funny kind of selfie at the same time. ” Charlotte Hedman

 

Hitching a Ride

Hitching a Ride – Charlotte Hedman

” I love to photograph flowers in water, whether they are growing there or have fallen in puddles. ” Charlotte Hedman

 

Doing the Twist

Doing The Twist – Charlotte Hedman

” I saw this flower at a friend’s house in London, but didn’t realise till I uploaded the image , that there was a curvy stem that seemed to blend right into the tip of another  leaf with a water droplet on it. ”

A massive thanks to Charlotte for agreeing to share her “Wow ! ” images , and if you have been inspired by her work you can enjoy more by checking  http://charhedman.wix.com/photography  https:/ /www.flickr.com/photos/111778568@N06/

 

All photographs in this post copyright Charlotte Hedman 2016