Archive for August, 2010



August 31, 2010

I tried to replicate the blurred soft light photo that I posted a few weeks ago. I wanted to recreate it without the hard spots. It’s impossible! When a photo has objects which are placed in certain locations, it’s possible to recreate it, however,when it’s an abstract photo based on the placing of lights against other coloured objects, it’s not so easy to recreate! Anyway, I had fun trying and here’s a different soft light creation that I kind of like.


Collective 5 – Retro Arcadia

August 30, 2010

This strange light shot, Retro Arcadia has been on the blog before. I entered it for this week’s Collective 5 light theme and made it into the top 5 photos. It may not be a big deal but I’m over the moon. 🙂 If you want to take part in collective 5 (and you know you do, especially David) then click here to see next week’s theme.



August 27, 2010

After pretty poor previous attempts to get close to the butterflies, I finally managed. The Whipsnade butterflies are clearly more tame 😀



August 26, 2010

Not sure what to say about this. Here’s some flowers. No idea what they are (they look similar to blue bells). Again, I really should have read but, I….. CLICKED!



August 25, 2010

This is the most pathetically named of this week’s posts. Sorry. I love the detail on this big fuzzy bumble bee, he’s gorgeous. Despite the day looking miserable to start with, it brightened up, the sun came out and the wind abated so that the flowers weren’t blowing around and making my macro life difficult. This bee was also kind enough to stay in one place long enough for me to get closer than I’d normally do.



August 24, 2010

I love these flowers, they’re so vibrant. They look like little sunflowers to me. Do you know what they are? If I’d bothered to read as opposed to just clicking I’d know but alas I just clicked.



August 23, 2010

Normally over the weekend I take some photos based on the daily shoot themes. I did give it a go but it just wasn’t working so, I left it. Luckily, on Sunday I went to the Whipsnade Zoo for the last time this year 😦  and (sorry David, no  shots of fierce animals) in the wonderfully awesome butterfly gardens, I went macro mad. I love the shots I got over there, you may not if you’re sick of my macro insect shots. 😀 I’m tired as I’m writing this and, I’m scheduling for the entire week so, expect a lot  all of this week’s posts have a one word title. Feel free to suggest a better title in the comments if you want. :p

Anyway, Elliot loves ladybirds and they seem to be quite fond of him. As we wandered around the butterfly gardens he’d put his finger out and they’d crawl onto him. Here’s one that had other plans though, sitting happily on the remains of some flower. It looks like a pretty decent fluffy pillow to me. 🙂