52 Faces… Charlotte

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Landscapes are easy, they just present themselves and I wait for the light or lack of… So technically the sun, moon, clouds are in charge and I just stand there like a numpty with a camera…

People on the other hand, the photographer might think they’re in control, they’re not. It’s all about the model. I’m just a numpty with the camera… Thank you again Charlotte (I think I’ve said that way too much over the last week) Points noted and lessons learnt!

 

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Manual 365/363 Eyeballs In The Sky…

The weather today has been sublime. Cold and crisp and as clear as a bell, very little wind and no cloud and I’m sat here now with the windows open listening to the waves gently land on the beach below… It is glorious! I have beachscape and water and landscapes coming out my ears but, due to my (Master Craber) wife and her keen eyesight today’s blog is this little jem…

Sandy Swimming Crab (‘armless)dsc_7162Unfortunately, there should be a couple of claws at the front end but I think he’d had a rough day.

Crab Wars Peeps! x

Manual 365 Extra: The Mini…

It might be small but by f*ck, it’s beautiful!dsc_1131DSC_1134.JPGThis is the glorious little (HUGE) project of a complete stranger who I bumped into in the College Street Carpark in Bristol on our way home. It was on the hoof and the light was low so the ISO had to peak a bit and the shutter speed wasn’t perfect meaning the shots aren’t as sharp as I’d like. That said, any Mini enthusiast (I hazard a guess that’s anyone who’s ever driven one) will appreciate its beauty. And I thank you Sir, for giving me a couple of seconds to photograph your baby!

Peace Peeps!

Manual 365/282 Planet Shroom!

I woke up this morning with a clear idea in my head of the shot I wanted to get, right down to the set up, composition, equipment and subject but, as with most times, that went completely out of the window when I started rooting through the undergrowth and stumbled across this…dsc_6771Complete with driver, a small jeweled wasp.

This is Oudemansiella mucida, or Porcelain Fungus, and don’t be fooled by its good looks, this thing produces fungiside to obliterate its compeditors. It is edible but personally I’ll leave it to the wasps and other critters.dsc_6773And my original idea? That’ll be following along shortly!

Peace Peeps!