At the end of the day
I actually took this shot earlier this year in springtime, but it’s never felt like a spring shot. Looking at it makes me think of Autumn so I guess it’s appropriate to share it now we’re into September. This shot nearly didn’t happen as I’d been out walking the dogs and testing out a new piece of kit (which I ditched as I didn’t like it in the end). We’d wandered about in the woods and along the shore of the River Orwell, one of those wanders where you suddenly realise your legs have taken you much farther than you thought. So by the time we walked back and made it up the hill in the woods I was feeling rather tired. Even Pebbles the dog was a bit worn out and her constant mad running had slowed to a trot. So I’d like to say that when I saw this scene behind me I immediately set up and shot away – except in reality it was merely an excuse to catch my breath.
On another note like many other photographers I received an email from Smugmug on Saturday morning informing me that they are changing their prices which will lead to a huge increase for the service I currently subscribe to. There has been a lot of debate in the online communities about this and I decided it was time to look at other options for selling online prints. Enter Redbubble. I’ve signed up and started uploading images which you can purchase as prints or greeting cards. One thing that I do like about Redbubble so far is the way you get your own little online shop in a similar way to Folksy and Etsy. Anyway why not take a look and maybe treat yourself (hint hint hehe)…
After playing down the woods with my mobile last weekend I just couldn’t resist digging out my DSLR and heading back for a few shots…..
Something a little different today. A panorama created on my mobile. Isn’t it amazing how much technology is marching onwards. I took this in one of the local woods while walking the dogs. Normally I would take my DSLR with me but on this occasion I couldn’t, so I decided that I’d play with my phone instead. I wonder does that count as ‘iphoneography’ if you’re using a Samsung phone? Panoramas are up near the top of things I want to get to grips with. This wood is full of wonderful old trees like this one, I really need to spend more time there with my main camera.
Photography wise everything has gone on hold while the dining room is made over into a study. This has involved emptying all the existing furniture out into the lounge to allow decorating etc. Now you’d think this shouldn’t affect having fun with my camera, and normally you’d be right, except thanks to some outstandingly bad planning on my part, both the cameras and the main computer are buried right at the back of the pile. So no new shots and no processing for me. Of course it’s a really good incentive to get cracking and sort it all out.