14/52 – Blood red tulip

This is the last of the iPhone pictures, I promise!  But in my defence, sometimes your phone is the only thing you have. Here’s an iPhone tip I learnt recently:  When you want your iPhone camera to focus on a specific subject, press and hold that […]

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13/52 Graffiti Art

Busy Busy Busy.  The week flew by and before I knew it, it was week 14 and I hadn’t been out with the DSLR.  Most of my week was spent organising a mural painting event with some students and a local nursery.   Over two days […]

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11/52 – Soaring

We’re lucky enough to have a pair of red kites nesting near our home.  Once in decline, their numbers are now on the increase thanks to conservation efforts.  According to the RSPB, “there are probably around 1,800 breeding pairs in Britain (about 7 per cent […]

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10/52 Playing with gels

I haven’t really used coloured gels before and there’s definitely an art to it.  Decisions about which colour should predominate, where they should hit the subject, which complementary colours to use and how to subtly blend them – need some thought.  I have some work […]

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9/52 Birdlife

On my regular lunchtime amble around the park near my office, I often spot wildlife busying about at the river’s edge, along the canal, in wooded areas or on the open grassland. Within 5 minutes of the city centre you can be strolling through woodland, […]

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