Tag Archives: Nature

In The Garden Today

Thought I would spend the day pottering around the garden, having a slight hangover I thought the fresh air would do me good. It was a lovely sunny day but the wind was cold.

Reason For The Hangover!
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 I really enjoy seeing this band they are called “The Moonlights”, and the venue had 2 beers I hadn’t tried before, well that’s my excuse.

I used my Olympus EPL1 with an old Helios 58mm lens and extension tube. It was quite tricky getting the shots because of the breezy conditions and really narrow depth of field. It’s lovely to see the signs of spring well underway in the garden, not so good to see the amount of work I need to do.

A few images from my trips to town over the last few days

I took my Sigma DP1 with me on my walks to town over the last few days. It’s amazing what you can find left on the pavements and roads. I’ve gone all square for these images they just seemed to suit the format.

Solid Fuel and Me !
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A load of Rubbish
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At least they left it by the bin ! It was gone when I returned on my way back to home.

Back to Nature
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So Green
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A sign of good air quality so they say.

Tails
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Daff’s in the Park
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Spring Blossoms
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It’s only a mile away #2

Part 2 of the visit to the Botanic Gardens. There is a bit of history about the gardens on the Leicester University website  Botanic Gardens

Cacti and Succulents Greenhouse
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I do like the word succulent, I’m sure there must be a cure!

Golden Acer & Crocus
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Looking forward to the warmer weather as there are lots of parts to this garden where you can while away the time and take the weight off.
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Lush
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A Few Blooms
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It’s only a mile away #1

It’s only a mile away, but Monday was my first visit to the Botanic Gardens. I must have driven past the place hundreds of times. The weather wasn’t very good but at least it was dry, and I needed a walk.

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The Formal Garden
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A Planter of Daffs
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A Carpet of Crocus
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Really Want a Car

Missing going out to the countryside, so need to look for a car. These two photographs set me off, they were taken at the Outwoods near Loughborough in October 2014.

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Both taken on a Pentax Super A – Pentax 28mm  2.8 – Eastman Double X – Rodinal

Bright November Day

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It was a lovely sunny day in my part of the UK, I got up early (ish) and walked into town, dropped a film in for processing and went down to the canal. I had the Sigma DP1 in the camera bag, the light was harsh so I bracketed some shots and processed them through Lightroom and Easy HDR.

Apartment Shadows
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Old Sluice Gates
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Blackberries In November
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Hips
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Six Geese A Swimming
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Reflections
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Sharp Rust
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