Monthly Archives: May 2011

Millstone Edge

Millstone Edge

Had a great little walk up on Millstone Edge yesterday with Stormy, the weather didn’t play fair at all, intermittent sunshine but mainly overcast and gloomy, not a happy bunny… anyway managed a few shots that are worthwhile this being one of them, lovely to see such wonderful colour coming back into the Peaks, blossom and the rock colours do it for me. Also love the lead in path way.

 

Stormy managed to catch a mouse or vole or some such critter, took some prizing out of her mouth, yukky

Back out again Thursday

Adrian

Bluebells 2

Bluebells 2

Ok so its another Bluebell shot, sorry cant help myself they are such an iconic British countryside flower, it instantly brings the feeling of spring into summer and warms you.  Again this makes use of my star and polariser filters did I say they are by “LEE Filters” been really lucky with my light lately but I guess you just have to keep getting out there and shooting don’t you?

The weather is turning summery now as we have thunder and rain storms, hey ho, out with the waterproofs and wellies then…oohh forgot to say my wellies they came and they are fab, bought from Country and Garden, they were very helpful and even swapped them as I ordered a size too big, a big thank you to them. The wellies work in all temperatures and conditions and fit well like a glove! thick lined neoprene and a rugged sole, they may be expensive but when I’m scrambling around over rocks and in the sea I don’t want to ruin my £150 Salomon boots plus these cover me to my knees.

We’re off into the Peaks later for some water shots and stormy can have a dip, don’t know where yet, just looking through some route maps

Have a great day

Adrian

 

Scout Dike Bluebells

Scout Dike Bluebells

Was a great weekend wasn’t it?, thundery rain at night but beautiful sunshine in the day, perfect combination….

Managed a lovely walk with Jo and Stormy yesterday at Scout Dike Reservoir, they have recently re done the footpath and made it a lot more accessible to the public. We went slightly off the beaten track and came across this lovely scene with the sun bursting through the old trees and bathing the  patches of bluebells in misty light…….ok so I tricked it slightly yes old faithfuls are used here, my heliopan polariser on full tilt for the colour and my star filter for the rays but ssshhhh dont tell anyone…another to follow later

Oh and Stormy managed to find the most decayed trout cast aside by a fisherman, we had to baby wipe her face and mouth, she stank!

have a great day, back in The Peaks tomorrow

 

Adrian

Over Owler Millstone Forrest

Millstone Forrest

Friday at last and this one is from a little while ago, sunshine casting rays across the remaining millstones at Over Owler, Peak District, again this is using a Lee Filter I got from the USA, takes a lot of fiddling around to get the composition right but I think its well worth it and adds to the shot.

This one if for Dave a mate whose not 100% at the mo so I hope brings a smile to his face…keep plodding on mate

 

have a great weekend

 

Adrian

Sunset Rays

Sunset Rays

Still processing shots from Scotland and this was making use of my Lee Star filter, a really useful piece of glass you can angle and create the rays to suit your shot, believe me its not quite that easy you do have to play quite a bit with it to get the right image meanwhile the sea is coming in and the light is fading fast, still I think I got this about right.

Liverpool bound this morning, hope my day goes well, Stormy’s not impressed she’s not coming with me and I must admit I really don’t like leaving her, she;’s had her morning dinner and slice of toast! we did go for a sunrise walk this morning and what a beauty it was, mist rising off the local fishing lake and salmon pink skies above

Adrian

Summer Bokeh

Summer Bokeh

Well were back after having a wonderful long weekend away at Clumber Park, Worksop. Now I know it doesn’t sound glamorous but it really is a beautiful place with loads of wooded country walks and of course the lake itself an 8 mile hike round. The weather was fantastic and we BBQ’d with my my sister and her husband, my niece came with her lovely little lad Lewis, he had a Robin Hood outfit on so I took loads of shots of him…hes a little poser already.

Stormy took to her bike attachment as I knew she would and we managed a few 4 mile rides with her jogging at my side, we got quite a few comments and people asking where they can get one from……..attachment that is!

Attached shot was taken as the sun set, my gorgeous wife Joanne picked a dandelion up held it to the setting sun, blew and hey presto just managed to catch it as the seeds flew away and with the tight focus created a bokeh…think this may make it to a wall canvass.

Adrian