Posted on April 11, 2017
Posted on February 21, 2017
It’s too early in the year to be able to say for sure what exactly this moss-covered tree (bush?) is, but it’s espaliered against part of the old ramparts of the town of Confolens – and obviously has been for some time:
Posted on January 16, 2017
Posted on January 10, 2017
Posted on January 9, 2017
The 52 Week Photo Challenge is back after its brief year-end hiatus and the topic for Week 22 is ‘Nature’. That’s certainly something that leaves plenty of scope, but I decided to go with something that’s typical for the time of year.
This is a detail from one of the oak trees in my fields. We are in the depths of winter, so obviously last year’s leaves are dead, but at the same time you can see the buds that will produce new leaves when spring arrives.
Posted on December 29, 2016
It’s by no means unusual to see strange and rather sinister things growing on tree trunks. However, this fungus was unusual in that it looked as if somebody had cut a segment out of it, revealing the dark, almost liverish, interior – which was, if anything, even more unsettling.
This photograph was taken in the garden of George Sand’s house at Nohant, in central France.
Nikon D800 with Nikkor 24-70mm ƒ2.8 lens at 70mm. 1/90 at ƒ5.6 ISO3200 (it was quite gloomy among the trees). Cropped and edited in Lightroom.
Macro Moments Week 24
Posted on November 7, 2016
As it happens we woke up this morning to our first significant frost of the year – a sure sign that winter is on its way. It had all thawed before I could get my camera out, but here’s a winter scene that I photographed a couple of years ago during a walk ‘around the block’ (about three miles). The low sun on the barren tree in the foreground made the whole image stand out for me.