finding my muse

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #181 | Double Dipping It’s been an awfully long time since I visited my favourite beach – lockdowns, summer tourists, illness, tide times and weather conspired against me during 2021 – but on a relatively warm day of sun and cloud last week combining with a low tide, I finally got to…

And now the year is over…

The end of the year marks our 6th Christmas in Cornwall. It’s been quite an eventful few years and nothing like I expected it to be. The last two years in and out of lockdowns meant staying at home has been our norm, though this year we did at least manage a short holiday to…

Cloudscapes

I used to be more of a ‘detail’ photographer, zooming in on objects, passionate about flower photography and the closer the better which led me to purchasing a dedicated macro lens. Then I moved to Shropshire where the rural landscape catches the eye. Wide open spaces and hills. I still wasn’t a landscape photographer though,…

Walking

I’ve been rubbish at walking this year. Lockdown, the weather, the G7 summit, a lack of energy and motivation, too many people, illness, whatever the excuse I have preferred to stay at home and spend time pottering in my garden. But we all know that walking is good for us, so I am determined to…

Light and Shade

At the beginning of the year I was bored of staying at home with only the usual local lanes to wander so I decided to set a focus for my photography. One of the subjects was light and shade. When I saw the challenge proposed by Tina (one of the four Lens-Artists) was all about…

Black and White Sketch

I can’t go into much detail as to how this picture was created as it is simply one of the photo editing effects on my phone. Originally taken in colour I simply scroll along to the black and white pencil sketch and save. There are a lot of effects on the phone, my favourite is…

Six on Saturday | Mid-May Edition

A rather damp week with temperatures still below what they should be at this time of year. My tulips have all gone over as have the narcissi, with one exception. Lots of things coming into bud though, including roses and clematis and lupins and alliums. One or two (or six) things caught my eye though,…

Another Monday Spring Walk

To be truthful this was on a Saturday as this particular garden isn’t open on Mondays. Despite the cold wind blowing down from the Arctic the sun was shining as I headed to the Helford River and Glendurgan Gardens. And yes we’ve been here before. And in Rhododendron time, but I know how much Jo…

Getting to Know You

A new host this week, Scillagrace (Priscilla Grace) who invites us to present a “Getting To Know You” post showing your relationship with a subject you’ve photographed. The subject could be a Person, a Place, a Culture, an Object…anything that has captured your attention, won your affection and taught you a thing or two.   My love…

cornwall in colours: green

As we approach mid-April  the signs of spring are all around us in the UK. Unusually for April there is a shortage of showers and an abundance of blue skies though the temperatures barely reach double figures during the day and a bitterly cold northerly wind has made its presence known. Still, wrap up warm…