LAPC #226 – Textures

I am delighted to have been asked to host this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge and wanted to choose a subject that I am particularly interested in. Texture is one method of bringing life to your photos. While the structure of an object is its form, the material from which it is made constitutes its…

a year of flowers

The challenge this week is to show our favourite flowers and why they are favourites, but I have far too many favourites for many different reasons so I have decided to have a trawl through every month of the year and choose just one from the many. Mostly from my own garden, but all from…

A Garden in Motion

Dappled sunlight filters through the trees casting ever moving shadows between the flickering leaves. Feathery grasses sway in the breeze, Whilst butterflies perform acrobatic dances in tandem. Before coming to rest on an attractive flower or leaf . And lest we forget – the bees. Doing what bees do best. Flitting from one flower to…

Three of the best

I haven’t joined in with this challenge for a while, but this week Sarah asks us to consider three photos that we judge to be successful. Of course how we judge our own images is very subjective and sometimes an image may be a favourite, but not necessarily one of our best. There are all…

Earth Story

It was a beautiful day for March. The sky was blue and cloudless. I was playing taxi driver for my OH who had a music gig to attend in the most westerly town in Cornwall, St Just in Penwith, so I reckoned it was time for me to visit Land’s End, the most westerly part…

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…