and berries galore
Fuzzy to view because of brightness and focus being mainly on the aging leaves but it still smells of summer.
Then I started playing
Not a good picture, but I just wouldn’t let it go
And a little something to rest the eye strain of the last
Was going to put the first two of the hawthorn hedge into a tiled gallery but found that it made what was already a blurry image much worse – interesting compression?
Both images much more fun when enlarged
- Bling Bling (youaremycelebrity.com)
- Bling, bling: Nanotech creates diamond-encrusted teeth (topix.com)
- Bling Bling Night Makeup Workshop (shimmeringbeautyandstyle.com)
The image blows up so that, should you be so inclined, you can get a better look at the dimpling around the larger leaf. There’s quite a ‘steep’ slope on that surface dimple.
Flowering: May, June and September
- Late bloomer. (104southmain.wordpress.com)
Droplets and progress of a beetle
Photography a little eye-watering, but fun watching the beetle.
First warm and sunny day
Depart: 10:00-ish GMT
At which point the battery died
Journey’s end: 12:30-ish GMT
Spring had barely started when May arrived and now, just as the month comes towards its end and the longest day is galloping over yon horizon, everything has gone mad in a grand effort to catch up. Almost more green than the eye can cope with. And, of course, so much cleaning and weeding to be done
Round the corners
The photos are in the order of walking around our small cottage garden
Which one seems clearest to you? Each has a different mood, but in which of the three does the wall and trackway in the foreground seem more ‘immediate’?
BTW, is anyone else finding they can no longer set their images to enlarge as before without having a website address to host them? Or set the order of images in the ‘attachment’ link? What am I missing in this ‘new’ image arrangement?
Passenger – grainy shots through windscreen
Particularly fond of the whole plastic look of the windscreen curve on curve with reflections above/below
Where did I put the book to get the camera to take the picture … ?
(Yes, it’s another cobweb picture. And I will clean my windows.)
The alarm went off at 05:30 today, (don’t ask) so I get’s up, have breakfast, and take the last morning beverage to the computer.
Come 8-ish, I’m thinking I should be getting the day wound up and on the move here, probably starting with a general bathroom call: in fact definitely starting with a general bathroom call.
A not so memorable sequence
(please feel free to take notes)
I drop into the bedroom, early morning reading matter in hand, (yuk, I know, already) to gather up a good, scratchy bath towel (I like them that way, not your soft ‘n fluffy sort – but that’s a different problem), and in order to do this the blinds need raising to cast some murky morning light on the towel hunt. Up they go and there, framed against the sky, is the above item.
Camera! Return with camera; take picture; start morning revving-up process once more.
Where did I put the book to get the camera to take the picture to get the towel to go to the bathroom with?
Hunt the memory cells
- I mean book
Step retracing on a major scale. Twice: thrice.
That general bathroom call becomes more, well more … .
I tell self that I’m not allowed to go to the bathroom until where I put the book is remembered. Can you believe it that I’m actually channelling my mother over when I can go to the bathroom? And I’m older now than she ever reached (bless her heart).
Time to take a breath. It’s a book and it will turn up: and then, headless chicken time passes and there it is.
All I had to do was get hold of the idea of really looking and thinking in a co-ordinated manner. Easily said – rarely the first ‘port of call’ when misplacing the bits and bobs of life. All because I failed to watch what my hands were doing whilst my mind and feet were heading off, with urgent purpose, somewhere else.
Anyway, it was happy and safe and had taken up temporary lodging with the towels.
And the minute I touched the book I remembered putting it there. Honestly.
Now, just where did I put the camera?
Eye brain interpretation
As some of you may know, I spend a good deal of spare time building a 1/12th scale model set between 1450 and 1616 (theinfill). Attempts at figures have disappointed and been stripped down. I rarely post the same images to this blog, but I was taken by surprise by the subtleties of mood and expression that appeared in these purposely grainy photos and thought it worth the sharing.
These were taken in order to see how messy the detail still was and to try to judge the optimum lighting so as to add a little reality to the poor wee dummy and friend. (Must add dark colour to dog and do something with those horrid hands.)
Related articles – all very different and of interest in their own ways
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- The Painted Lady Costume Ball (retailfix52.wordpress.com)
- Scale model of Borodino battle on display in London (english.ruvr.ru)
- One fan’s Giant labor of love: Retired grandfather creates replica of old Giants Stadium (nj.com)
- World’s Smallest Working V8? (foxnews.com)
Running against the tide
A proper use for railings
A reduction/regression of treatment of shot taken into the sun