Tuesday 18 January 2022

A little Christmas Sparkle


It has been far too long since I dusted off the stereo camera, but Christmas seemed a good opportunity.  The shutter controls all seemed much smaller than I remembered, but that may have just been an illusion of the damaged hands!

The image is captured on a paper negative (Ilford VC paper, pre-flashed and through a yellow filter) and took 1.5 hours at f/22, so was a bit of a wait 😁

The scan is directly of the negative, so is 'naturally' in a cross-eye viewing format (i.e. go cross-eyed and then look at it).

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Tangled in the nets

Crane Fly.  Canon S120
16th September 2016

Most flying insects seem to cope well with the net curtains, but the crane flies, with their spindly legs, seem to get tangled in anything, the net curtains provide quite a challenge.

I did wonder if this crane fly was also waiting for a really big spider to come and pay a visit too.

Strong Veins

Bramble leaf.  Canon D7000
15th September 2016

The blackberry leaf has started showing interesting patterns again.   It does it every year which hopefully is just a sign of Autumn, rather than some mineral deficiency.

Textures: Wispy

Seed heads.  Nikon D7000
14th September 2016

Today I was looking for some textures to photograph.  

This morning, I captured some rather fun clouds, and later found some fine seed heads.

I decided that a "Wispy" theme had developed.

Morning Clouds.  Canon S120

Pesky Peckers

Pecked Fig.  Nikon D7000
13th September 2016

Although there are now lots of figs on the fig trees, the birds seem to think that the fruit all belong to them.

They like to leave their mark by trying each and every ripe fig by taking a few pecks, but then deciding they prefer strawberries after all!

A quick trim and a wash, and the figs taste the same to me though.

Fresh Nuts

Hazel Nuts.  Nikon D7000
12th September 2016

The hazel tree at the bottom of the garden is starting to bear its fruit.    I thought we may not get much, but the nuts must have been hiding in the leaves.

The mix of rain and shine over the summer looks to have swelled the kernels rather well.

Yum :)

Fresh Greens

Frog.  Canon S120
11th September 2016

Stumbling through the undergrowth in the veg plot today, I very nearly trod on a frog.

It is only a few inches long and most likely to be one that has spent the summer growing up in our pond.