As part of a flower photography course I’m doing, one lesson was on contrajour – shooting into the light. Given the weather’s been shocking at weekends when I’m around to go out, I’ve struggled to do any of the course since before Christmas. But it was dry last weekend and we went for a walk on the Snowdrop trail at Evenley Wood Garden, and the light was perfect across these. This was actually shot in daylight but I much preferred… Continue Reading “My Sunday Photo / Project 52 2018 week 6”
Last year we only caught a quick glimpse of snowdrops at Stowe, but this year I wanted to check out Evenley Wood Garden. I’d never been but others have recommended it to me for snowdrop trails in particular. As it was the first weekend of opening, and the weather was miraculously due to be dry on the Sunday, I dragged N out with me to check it out. Evenley Wood Garden is near Brackley, so took us just under 30… Continue Reading “Snowdrop trail walk at Evenley Wood Garden”
One of the best things about autumn is the colours. This week saw the first frost of the year here (I’m glad I have a heated windscreen in my car). These leaves were in the car park near work…bizarrely there’s no sycamore trees there, or nearby, so I’ve no idea how far these ones had to blow to get there.
This week’s My Sunday Photo was taken on a walk to a local park where our work photography club were doing a portrait photo shoot for a colleague. The blossom was amazing, but it was the tulips that caught my eye. They were full of catkins that had dropped off the trees, and this white tulip photo was one of my favourites.
N’s always been interested in learning about the night sky, the moon and stars, and many a time we’ve stopped to look out of the window. We talk about the different stages of the moon especially, he’s a bit obsessed when it’s a crescent moon. We’re lucky in that living in the middle of nowhere, we have a pitch black sky and the stars look amazing, but it’s really hard to see one constellation to point it out to N. … Continue Reading “Fun ways to teach kids about the night sky”
Whenever the weather is playing ball, I frequently gaze out and hope I can get out to take some photos. It doesn’t always work out that way – usually we have other plans. But the other week we had snowing falling on the weekend, so it was the prime opportunity to go for a snowy photography walk. N was really excited that it had snowed, and we got all dressed up in outdoor gear. Then we opened the front door… Continue Reading “A snowy walk round the farm”
Over the last month we’ve really not gone too far afield. It’s definitely been a chance to get out in the parks near home, and with his new bike, riding it is all he’s really wanted to do. The other week I wanted to get out and about with N, so before we headed off to collect our painted fired pottery, we headed to one of the parks in town, bike in the boot ready for a cycle. For 9am… Continue Reading “Squirrel and bird spotting during a park cycle”