WPC: ‘It’s Not This Time of Year Without…Frost’

We’ve had a couple of frosty days over the past few weeks. So that’ll be November then:


Weekly Photo Challenge: Time of Year

Macro Moments: Week 20 – Butterfly on Buddleia

Back in the summer, our buddleia bushes were, as usual, hosts to many butterflies. This was one of them that I managed to isolate and get back-lit.


Nikon D800 with Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/250 at f6.7, ISO 500. Cropped and edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Week 20

At least the flowers are bio-degradable

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge for this week is ‘Things Made Out Of Plastic’.

This rather poignant image of some dead flowers dumped into a plastic bin-bag was taken during a walk to the next hamlet.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Things Made Out Of Plastic

Macro Moments – Week 14: Raindrops on Roses

This week, for Musin’ with Susan’s maco challenge, here are some raindrops on roses. Don’t expect whiskers on kittens any time soon.


Nikon D300 with Nikkor 105mm f2.8.Macro lens. 10 sec at f4.5 ISO 200. Edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 14

Macro Moments: Week 12

Last Sunday, we visited the house of George Sand, the prominent 19th century French author(ess). The house itself was very grand (she was a very succesful writer) and the gardens, while past their best, nonetheless still had some interesting flowers in the beds, including this. I have no idea what it is, but it’s very pretty:


Nikon D800 with 24-70mm f2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/90 at f2.8. ISO 100. Cropped and edited in Lightroom. I desaturated the green channel to minimise background distraction.

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 12

Blues Knight

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is looking for an image of two unrelated items. So, here’s a random juxtaposition of a suit of armour and a basket of flowers, seen in the Chateau d’Amboise.

I don’t often use selective colour, but I think it works in this case.


Macro Moments: Week 8

Before I traded up to my D800, my first ‘proper’ DSLR was a Nikon D300, which I bought while living in Abu Dhabi. This was the second ever photograph I took with it.


NikonD300 with Nikon 18-55mm kit lens at 40mm. 1/80 at f5.3, ISO200. Edited in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 8