Seagulls are Aliens πŸ˜‚

Hi all 😁

Saw these 2 seagulls calling in the mothership!!!

Seagulls call in mothership
Seagulls call in mothership

Sporadic Posts

Hi all 😁

With COVID-19 well and truly on the rampage, my own posts and paticipating in challenges will be a bit sporadic at best. I work in retail, and with the craziness going on in shops at the moment, and the possibility of colleagues phoning in sick, I’m pretty slammed with work; photography has to, unfortunately, take a bit of a back seat.

I will endeavour to keep up with all your awesome posts, and join in where I can.

Keep safe,

Jez

Lensball carnation
Lensball carnation

Branching OutLensball — Playtime #3

Hi all 😁 Branching out see’s me still in Cumbernauld House Park. Holding the lensball steady in one hand & the camera in the other is quite tricky; any movement is amplified, leading to out of focus, blurry shots. One potential solution is finding something to place the lensball on, preferably without it rolling away; & so to branches πŸ˜€

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Lensball Playtime #2 — Cumbernauld House

Hi all 😁 The second installment of lensball playtime (me getting to grips (literally) with my lensball) comes from Cumbernauld House Park, and in particular, here are a few shots of the House itself πŸ˜ƒ The House through a lensball looks a bit like the Lilliput Lane miniatures that I am a fan of. The weather wasn’t the best, although the sun did come out a one point; but sometimes you just have to work with what is out there. As the saying goes “when life throws you lemons, duck” πŸ˜‚

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Macro Ice and a Couple of Grapes

Hi all 😁 Welcome to one of my random posts.

I’d gone out this morning to refill the squirrel boxes & bird feeders and saw what I thought were water droplets on the washing line. It turns out that they were actually frozen solid. Photo op I thought, so dived back inside to grab snappy and the new 10+ macro filter I’d been wanting to try.

The filter was part of a kit I’d recently bought but not yet had chance to use. The only downside to the filter is that it makes the focus function on the camera very sensitive so even the lightest breeze or camera sway can take the shot in & out of focus. On the plus side, you the detail it brings to the shot is phenomenal; you can actually see the trapped air bubbles in the ice 😲 I also took a couple of shots of some grapes once back in doors. Here are the results πŸ˜ƒ

Macro ice
Macro ice

These are some other shots of ice in the backyard.

And the grapes!

200 Day Streak πŸŽ‰

Hi all 😁

I started blogging at the beginning of July 2019 as a time filler whilst recovering from a broken leg; I didn’t quite foresee at that point that it would re-invigorate my love of photography.

So here I am, on a 200 day streak, on WordPress & Microblog, with 862 posts under my belt (or should that be camera strap πŸ˜‚).

A huge thank you to all my followers 😁 and especially to those that I follow, and all their inspiring posts and challenges πŸ‘