Saturday, 13 September 2008

Swithland Woods, Leicestershire


Swithland Woods, Leicestershire
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

I went to Swithland Woods today to see if I could find some fungi to photograph. I found a quiet, damp, shady place that had quite a large crop. I do not have a tripod that allows the camera to be fixed at a low level and so all of my shots were handheld. I did not take a plastic sheet or bin liner to lay on. The shots were taken kneeling down - and my jeans got damper and damper. I have not taken these kind of shots before. I think that they are OK for a first attempt.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Project 365


Flash!!!
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

This is one of the desperate shots that I have taken at the end of the day in order to meet the obligations of Project 365. I do not use flash very much but on this occasion I did use it so that I could photograph it's reflection in the glass of the bathroom window. To the right is the rim of a mirror.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Chasing Rainbows


Chasing Rainbows
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

It rained heavily when I was driving home this evening. I had not taken today's Project 365 photograph yet and was wondering what it was going to be. Suddenly the sun appeared and I noticed that a rainbow was forming. I was on the motorway and so I could not stop. I decided to stop at Leicester Forest East services, which were about fifteenminutes away and hope that the rainbow would still be visible. Fortunately it was. I took about 20 shots very quickly as it was raining quite heavily and I did not want the camera to get too wet. I thought about cropping the lamp post out of this shot but decided to leave it in as it helps to give a sense of scale to the image.