Norris the Snail…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on 22 May 2016 by misselisabethuk

This morning I was visited by Norris, an older more experienced member of the snail community.

As we kicked back and discussed world issues he told me about his near death experience with a lawnmower that he had only the other week.  He showed me his injuries which for him were luckily only a slightly shaved head and chipped but not too badly damaged shell (some would disagree).  However, we agreed it could have been a lot worse.

I said I was pleased he had escaped this almost terminal accident, a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, as he was a kindly snail and deserved longevity (although this doesn’t always follow).

Before he went I asked if he minded if I took a few photographs of him as I was trying to improve my photography skills and could he help me out with this.  Of course Norris agreed.  So here are the photographs I took and I would like to dedicate this post to Norris and his snail friends and family…

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A collection of stuff…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , on 16 May 2016 by misselisabethuk

I thought I’d have a go at making a  photographic collection of things I could find around the house, so here is one of my first attempts…

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A pre and post Study Visit London

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on 7 May 2016 by misselisabethuk

I took the opportunity today to take my camera to London and top and tailed my OCA double header study visit with a wander around the city taking some photographs.

I thought I’d share these with you on this site as my ‘Learning Log’ is much more for documenting exercises, assignments and written critique of photographers, books  read and exhibitions been to.

I hope you enjoy…

A montage of London 07 05 2016

Time for some guitar 15_04_2016

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , on 15 April 2016 by misselisabethuk

Hope you enjoy today’s photographs courtesy of my new Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro lens and Canon 70D camera.  I applied a NIK filter which google are giving away free at the moment, so why wouldn’t I?

At the Park 25_03_2016

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , on 25 March 2016 by misselisabethuk

What a beautiful morning it was this morning, so much so that I felt compelled to take my camera with me on my dog walk… here are some of the results…

Hope you all have a lovely long weekend if you are in the UK, it’s a bank holiday weekend, if not have a fab Friday and a great weekend when it gets here for you… Peace!

It’s all about the… photography…

Posted in General Scribbings with tags , , , , , , , , on 12 March 2016 by misselisabethuk

Hello all.  Hope you are well and taking 2016 by storm.

I haven’t posted on here for a while and for that I apologise but it is for a very good reason – I have another blog set up.

Now don’t get all upset and worried, I haven’t defected and left you all in the lurch to float around aimlessly in wordpress-dom without me, the reason I have set up another blog is for necessity.  It is because I have taken the plunge and gone back to academia and have started a photography degree…. stay with me…let me explain…

Some of you will have seen that I started posting a lot of my own photos on this blog and you may also have seen that I created my own very basic website dedicated to my photography, and in general the photo taking side of things is going very well.  I’m learning loads about the technical side of photography.  However, I thought it was time, being that I was enjoying the medium so much, that I knew more about the world I am starting to immerse myself in; practitioners of photography, history of photography, the art of photography etc.

And so here I am, last month I enrolled on a BA (Hons) Photography degree with the Open College of the Arts, part time alongside my day job and my new blog is an aid to my learning and assessment process.  It is on that blog that I am/will be posting my assignments, research updates, exercises carried out, field trip reviews and much much more.

If you would like to keep track of how I am doing and comment on anything that I post feel free to do so… you can find my new blog here: OCA Learning Log

In the meantime I will be posting on this site more of my non-academic related thoughts and photos, so please stay with me here even if you are not interested in the other things I am doing over on my other blog.

So here’s to a new ventures, no matter how daunting they may feel to start with and have a great weekend!

Here are my latest experimental photography endeavours… I wanted to play with lighting, reflection and colour tone to create different ‘feels’…

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January, oh January (3 photographs)…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 30 January 2016 by misselisabethuk

This post has been inspired by this week’s WordPress weekly photo challenge.  Vibrant

The main picture was taken last year but I love the vibrant red berries (a bit Christmassy).  Also as a little treat I have posted another two photos which I took today with my newer lens: canon 70-300mm.  Not sure I like it as much as my Sigma 17-50mm which took the berries shot, however, maybe I just need more time to get used to it.  Enjoy!

 

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