Life through the Lens (23 January 2022)

I’ve been sharing my own photos now for eighteen months so I thought the end of the year was a good time to call it a day.

If you wish, you can find the published photos by following the tag “LifeLens” on the main page of my site, or by hitting this link.

I thought I’d just round off the series by re-presenting a handful of my favourites.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

I just loved the Alpenglow here. Not visible as I took the shot, but picked up by the sensor. This is the summit of the Matterhorn, Monte Cervino, Mont Cervin, call it what you will, standing at 4,478m on the Swiss/Italian border. One of the most imposing images I ever saw.

Here’s a wider shot, taken with a different lens and different filters:

A photo of the Matterhorn mountain

Life through the Lens (16 January 2022)

I’ve been sharing my own photos now for eighteen months so I thought the end of the year was a good time to call it a day.

If you wish, you can find the published photos by following the tag “LifeLens” on the main page of my site, or by hitting this link.

I thought I’d just round off the series by re-presenting a handful of my favourites.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

This peaceful, pastoral scene, taken at the end of August up in Norfolk, is one of my published photos. I permitted the UK’s National Farmers’ Union to use it in one of their publications.

I can still se that telegraph pole; it annoys me now. I should have airbrushed it out.

Life through the Lens (9 January 2022)

I’ve been sharing my own photos now for eighteen months so I thought the end of the year was a good time to call it a day.

If you wish, you can find the published photos by following the tag “LifeLens” on the main page of my site, or by hitting this link.

I thought I’d just round off the series by re-presenting a handful of my favourites.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

Rape in full bloom, and as you can imagine, there was an enormous downpour a few minutes after I took the shot. I love the contrast of the colours.

Stourhead

Stourhead is a National Trust estate and stately home about an hour from us. We used to visit at least annually, and I dug out an old photo and started playing:

A photo from Stourhead House, with various effects applied

from my original photo:

Life through the Lens (2 January 2022)

I’ve been sharing my own photos now for eighteen months so I thought the end of the year was a good time to call it a day.

If you wish, you can find the photos I shared by following the tag “LifeLens” on the main page of my site, or by hitting this link.

I thought I’d just round off the series by re-presenting a handful of my own favourites.

image showing a silhouette of a camera

I just loved the clarity in this one. We even see that the bee is carrying something as it flies toward the thistle.

Otter

Original:

Memories

I was reminded earlier of summer vacations I used to take as a child.

My parents stayed at a place called Llanrwst, in north Wales, for their honeymoon. Note that in Welsh, vowels used to cost extra.

We went back again each year for about the next fifteen years – I didn’t realise at the time what creatures of habit they were. But that period also covered my childhood, so every vacation, pretty much up to the age I stopped going away with them, was spent here, and it was a place I got to know intimately.

One of my memories, there was a castle-cum-stately-home about a mile outside of town. It might only have been half a mile, but my legs were shorter back then. Called Gwydir Castle. They used to open to the public and housed peacocks in the grounds (from their site, it looks like they still do). They also sold seed, to feed them.

It was quite different to Mrs Bump and I. We never went to the same place twice. I can see both sides. We saw a lot more of the world than my parents, but never quite as deep.

Anyway, been playing with software again.

Blended

This is one of the images I just showed in my series, but I played with my software to produce this rather lovely design.

Can you tell what the photo was, originally? You might get it. I can just about see the resemblance.

Actually, I put the original in a carousel.

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