Still Life

Last weekend I decided to try something out of my comfort zone and attempted some street photography. The results weren’t great though, but I may I post some of the better photos on here when I’m in a more self-abasing mood. Today is not that day though, so it’s back to tightly framed macro shots for now. This is a reent photo I have taken using only natural light. You can see a black and white version of this shot, along with the other two photos in the series, on my Flickr.

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As promised in my previous post, here is a photo from one of my many trips to the walled garden here in Brighton. There’s been a lot of green in my photos recently so I decided to black and white for a change.

It’s been some time since I last posted on here and instead trying to make up for lost time with one marathon post I’m going to keep it simple with a one image post. I have taken inspiration from the Daily Post‘s Weekly Photo Challenge, the subject of which this week is ‘today.’ Given my previous form when it comes to posting I can’t really see me making a post a day, so I’m not tagging or titling this post as such. So here is the image.

 

 

This was my breakfast this morning. Not much, I know, but I wanted to get out and take some photos before the weather turned bad, so I didn’t have time to go to the shop. I’ve made good use of this extended bank holiday weekend, visiting the walled garden down the road from me to practise photographing flowers for June’s round of Amateur Photographer’s annual photo competition. The results of these photo sessions will follow in the not too distant future, or at least that’s the intention.

Here are a few photos from the afternoon I spent at a local park. These are the first photos I’ve taken where I’ve really put my macro lens to use, which reminds me that I should use it more often because I really enjoy taking my time over these close-up shots. It also reminds me that I should make a post of my (small) collection of gear sometime. I didn’t have my tripod with me on this occasion so it was tricky taking these shots freestanding. I set my camera to continuous shooting mode and luckily a few of the frames came out in focus.

In preparation for setting up this blog I took a walk to the rock gardens around the corner from my flat. Here are a few selections from that trip.