|Sun through a Fig Leaf. Nikon D7000|
Today the sun was out, the wind was still, I had my gardening gloves on, the weeds were looking scared.
There were various shrubs around the garden that I have had my eye on for the last few weeks; after a quick short back and sides, they look far tidier now. I even trimmed off the branches of the Elder tree that overhung the trampoline, just in case the kids decided to venture outside. After a quick test of the trampoline, my legs felt very wobbly and I had to sit down :(
I did find time to set up a pinhole camera; even though it is meant to be summer, the exposure still took almost 39 minutes! I thought a picture of the weeds by the pond may look quite nice as a cyanotype print; I had to get a good image first time though as I ran the mower over them shortly after. I also sharpened the blade of the mower today; the cutting edge had a profile reminiscent of a pencil and was pounding the grass rather than cutting it.
|Weeds by the pond. |
6cm x 9cm pinhole camera. 37mm focal length, 0.2mm diameter pinhole.
Pre-flashed Ilford Variable Contrast photo paper as a negative through a yellow filter.
f/185, 38 minute 49 second exposure.
|Young Blue Tit. Nikon D7000|
|Moulting Black Bird. Nikon D7000|