Time to Make my Christmas Cards

For at least the past 5 years I’ve made all of the Christmas Cards that I’ve sent to friends and family. ¬†I wasn’t convinced I would have time to do the same this year because my Masters Dissertation has taken over my life somewhat. ¬†Thankfully, the dissertation has now been submitted and life is resuming! …

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Study of the Bumble Bee

So I had a strange urge to take a closer look at what a bee looks like up close. ¬†They are one of these creatures that you see so often but don’t really know what they look like. ¬†A microscope would have been useful but I don’t have one so instead my macro lens came …

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Jupiter Artland

Jupiter Artland¬†is a sculpture park situated a little way outside of Edinburgh. ¬†We visited this weekend and had a great few hours wandering round in the sunshine. Here’s a selection of the sculptures: Landscape with Gun and Tree by Cornelia Parker Life Mounds by Charles Jencks Over Here by Shane Waltener The Light Pours Out …

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Old Memories, Revisited

I must have been around 14 years old when a family holiday took us up to Berwick upon Tweed. ¬†We had taken our touring caravan up and stayed on the southern side of the River Tweed on a small campsite looking straight out towards the lighthouse. ¬†I seem to remember it being a fairly rainy …

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Tulips

It has been a busy few weeks and I haven’t really had much time to get out and about to do any photography. ¬†I did, however, pick up a couple of bunches of tulips when we were at the supermarket yesterday and I couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of them this afternoon. I promise …

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My new home studio

It was my birthday a fortnight ago and one of my presents from James was a little home¬†photography¬†studio. ¬†It comes with lights and coloured backdrops etc, and is perfect for the close-up photography that I enjoy. ¬†For my first trial, I grabbed a couple of flowers from the vase on our TV stand. ¬†I am …

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Snowdrops

I realised a few weeks ago that it was the right¬†time of year to see some¬†snowdrops in all their glory. ¬†However, it was only today that we found time to take a¬†trip to Edinburgh’s Botanic Gardens and thankfully we hadn’t missed them. ¬†These clusters were in a fairly covered woodland area in the gardens, so …

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Bold Buildings

It feels so encouraging to know that Spring is on its way. ¬†Today was a lovely, fresh day and the sun was shining so a bike ride was high on our priorities. ¬†We didn’t go far – just down to Newhaven Harbour and then around the Western Harbour Development. ¬†On our return the sun was …

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Silhouettes

I spotted these birds crowding on this otherwise bare tree whilst walking around part of the seawall in Vancouver.  I liked the silhouette effect although I have tweaked the image a little to maximise the contrast.