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!

 

Goodbye 2015, Welcome 2016

Posted in Time for Change with tags , , , , , , , on 1 January 2016 by misselisabethuk

 For my first post of 2016 I have decided to look back on my 2015 posts and pick out some highlights and share these with you.

So to start, here are links to the posts which for me have been my turning points in 2015:

Cakes, cakes and more cakes… – during 2015 I decided to try out some new hobbies and one of these was cake decorating.  I felt that this was a life skill that once I knew how to do would be with me forever.  I really enjoyed the learning process, which inspired me to make a 40th birthday cake from scratch.

Photography: A Different Perspective – the birth of my practical interest in photography (15 September 2015). I set up a website, linked it to my Twitter and Facebook accounts and have not looked back since.

MissElisabeth.co.uk’s website

MissElisabeth.co.uk’s Twitter

MissElisabeth.co.uk’s Facebook

Three little geese… – this was my most successful post of 2015. As part of the Weekly Photo Challenge ‘Trio’, I was amazed when I started receiving comments and got 47 likes for this photo which I took on the Paddington canal, London. It showed me the power of being part of a community of like minded people.

And finally it would be remiss of me not to thank every single one of you who liked, commented or purely visited my site in curiosity or for inspiration in 2015.  I wish you all a truly special 2016 and know that I have exciting things planned for 2016 which I can’t wait to share with you.

Peace!

St Pancras Station, London…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 28 December 2015 by misselisabethuk

As a follow-up to my previous post Where is everybody… I took some more photos during my hunt for a ‘peopleless’ London so thought I would share these with you too…  More about architecture I think, but still…

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Have a great day and enjoy all that is around you!

 

Where is everybody…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 27 December 2015 by misselisabethuk

I had in my mind recently that I wanted to capture London in a different light, without any people in it.

During the working week this is impossible, so I thought my best opportunity would be on Christmas Eve when a lot of people would be having time off and people traffic would be lower than normal.

I managed this to a degree… I still think that maybe an early morning in the City at the weekend might give more interesting results… however, I had to make do with Paddington on Christmas Eve!

Here are some results:

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Ironically instead of capturing real people I captured a statue of one, which made me laugh.

Hope you are all well and enjoying your own photography endeavours. Peace!

Christmas Bokeh…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 19 December 2015 by misselisabethuk

I have been setting myself some challenges recently, as you may already know from my other posts, mainly to improve my photography but also to have some fun with the media to see what I can create and this week is no different.

I watch a lot of YouTube photography videos and I find that some inspire so much I grab my camera and go try.

Well, this week I have been inspired by the use of bokeh to differing effects.  The first as a background, and the second as part of the composition and here are the results…

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Two Inanimate Angels… (6 photographs)

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 16 December 2015 by misselisabethuk

So my latest photography experiment consists of two studio lights, two  angels and some trial and error – enjoy!

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Some good effects I thought – good luck with your own experimentations!

Rain drops keep falling on my…

Posted in Weekly Wonderings with tags , , , , , , , , , , on 13 December 2015 by misselisabethuk

It was wet today.  I haven’t experimented with taking photos of raindrops before, so today was that day…  I used a 17mm to 50mm Sigma lens and possibly needed a macro lens, however, here are some of the results…

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