Lookin’ Back #2 – 52

As promised last week, another four of my favourite images from the past twelve months.

Thanks for your interest over the past months. You’ve been great company.

All the best for 2019 ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Storm Wave
Breathing Out
Holy Island Boats
Fruit

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LOOKIN’ BACK #1 – 51

As the end of the year approaches I seem to find myself looking back over the last twelve months – thinking about what HAS happened, what IS happening and what the new year will bring.

In amongst all that I look for the favourite images that I’ve created over the year. So here are four of them – maybe another four next week to see out the tail end of 2018.

St Michaels Mount
Old Tulip Petals
Old Mine Engine House, Cornwall
Canned Flowers

Wherever you are, whatever you may be doing over the Xmas period – be safe and have a good one! And of course, my best wishes to you and yours for 2019. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Studio Flower Shots #2 – 50

Not much incentive to venture outside in this cold grey weather. So I’ve hunkered down in my (Slightly) warmer garage/studio and taken more studies of shop-purchased flowers.

Fairly weak on identifying ย which is what, but then it’s the image that counts. Hope you agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

Orchid
Orange
Purple Macro

The ‘Purple Macro’ is a single shot. I’ve just rediscovered my Sigma Ring Flash and dragged it out for this shot. With the flower-head just a couple of inches in front of the 60mm macro lens, even lighting is always going to be difficult. There are still some dark shadows in the centre of the image, but I think I can live with those.


Ornamental Kale?

The “Ornamental Kale” shot is a focus-stacked image – 18 individual layers, merged together in Photoshop CC to give the deeper depth of field.

All taken on the Olympus E-M1 MkII with a 60mm macro lens. Will Olympus ever bring out a macro lens in their Pro Lens series?

Connaught Water – 48

An early morning walk in Epping Forest took us to Connaught Water, a large stretch of water near Chingford.

Not great light, but thankfully the rain held off. The second image is of some tree branches close to the water – a 25 second exposure taken with a ‘big stopper’ filter to give the water that soft, creamy look.

Connaught Water
Shapes
Texture
Old Tree
Fungi