Tag Archives: Nature

Around The Garden

10-05-22

The Humble Dandelion

I’ve been trying to tidy up the garden a bit, but as usual keep getting distracted by the flowers and cats.

New Growth

Herb Robert

Lilacs

The Lilacs are just going over, I love the colour they add to the garden.

Thursday Doors

05-05-22

Thornby Hall

I was going to post this for last weeks “Thursday Doors” over at Dan Antions excellent blog, but chores and other mundane things got in the way. After my adrenaline ride on the back of my buddies Triumph motorbike to Thornby Hall I managed to steady my hands enough to take some images.

View of the Hall

According to their website the site of the Hall dates back to the 1500’s. The building of the present hall starting in 1665. The site is now a meditation centre and as you would expect very calming, I think the lovely warm colour of the stone helps convey calmness.

Detail of the door and entrance above

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A simple side door

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The gardens around the hall are really worth a walk around, not too manicured, left to be more natural.

I know it’s not a door, but I liked this little shelter/gazebo

Looking forward to going back for another visit, they serve really good food and coffee, not to mention homemade cakes !

Launde Abbey – Still Life

Well I still haven’t developed any film, and now have a lovely cold and tickly cough, serves me right for drinking beer and walking home in the winter weather. So here’s another two images from last November at Launde Abbey.

Nikon F801s – Tamron 28-200mm – Orange Filter – Ilford HP5 @ 800asa – Microphen

A week of reflection

It was a friend of mine’s funeral on Friday, the crematorium was so full, people sitting and standing around the sides of the hall. The eulogies from her husband, family, and members of the band she sang with were so heartfelt and moving. The wake afterwards was at a music venue in town, musician friends of hers paid tribute to her memory by performing small sets on stage, her fellow band members and husband concluding the evenings music and tributes.

I haven’t felt like taking photo’s over the last couple of weeks, There’s a roll of B&W to develop and a roll of colour to send to the lab for processing, both from Dec/Jan. So here are two more images from Launde Abbey that I took in November.

Autumn seed heads. Nikon F801s, Tamron 28-200mm, Ilford HP5, 800asa, Microphen, Orange filter.

After The Harvest

All images Nikon F801s, Tamron 28-200mm, Orange filter, Ilford HP5+, 800asa, Microphen developer,

A few more shots from the area around Launde Abbey on a lovely day last November. I am quite impressed with the Tamron 28-200mm, great to be able to go from wide angle to short telephoto without changing lenses. Always avoided getting one of these lenses previously because of mixed reviews. It does fall off slightly in the corners and I noticed a bit of vignetting. but I’m pretty sure that was from the filter I was using. I did have to sharpen the images slightly more than normal in Photoshop.