Sunday, 29 March 2009

Plumpton Rocks... The Return

Went to Plumpton Rocks again to catch the bluebells. Problem is, I was about 2 weeks too early! Soooo... I took some photos of my little flower instead!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Water Droplets

I followed a tutorial in a magazine the other day using m&ms', a cd cover, black cloth and a syringe. This is the resulting photo. I used my manual tamron 90mm macro lens to create this. I found an F stop off 22 created a wider depth of field and helped keep the bubbles and reflection in sharper focus. I did enjoy this project and will be trying out some more similar shots soon!

Monday, 16 March 2009

Plumpton Rocks

Beautiful day yesterday. Went to Plumpton Rocks for a walk, haven't been before. There is going to be a carpet of bluebells in a couple of weeks time, need to return, was just a tad too early!! Sam enjoyed climbing on the rocks but got fed up with me keep trying to take his photo. Anyway, saw a few cute little toads (I'm not a scardy cat) and took some snaps. Here are the days endeavors!

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

On the Mend

Well I am well on the road to recovery after my spinal operation. Went for a 3 mile walk yesterday and another one today. Still need to take it easy for the next 6 weeks but I feel great. Spring is coming and the weather has been fab here in Ripon for the past couple of days. Daffodils are emerging and the snowdrops are out. Just took these 2 snaps whilst out today, fiddled around with them in photoshop.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Rievaulx Terrace

Went for a wander around Rievaulx Terrace on Sunday. It's part of the National Trust so didn't have to pay to get in. I have to say that I wouldn't have been too impressed if I had to pay as there isn't too much there to see! It would have cost me £15 for 2 adults and one child without my NT card.... Beautiful views of Rievaulx Abbey from the Terrace and we did have a lovely girl give us a tour and a talk. Will go back later in the year when there are some leaves on the trees as I am sure it is beautiful then.