Geranium macro

Macro requires a few different factors to get the perfect shot. Light and no wind are two of the main requirements. You look at the shot on the back of your camera and think you’ve got a winner. Then you look at it on a larger screen, and there it is, one tiny flaw (but…

Hydrangea

Hydrangeas represent ‘gratitude,’ but also ‘heartlessness..’ So they are a plant with mixed messages. According to folklore, they can break the curse of a witch. 

Vintage bluebell

Once again, the bluebell season is almost at an end. I thought about whether to vintage-ify my latest picture. Does the trend to add filters to ‘age’ a photo, detract or enhance it?

The wonderful world of Macro photography

Macro presents a journey into a world we cannot see with the human eye. It opens up exciting new perspectives and provides the opportunity to produce abstract images. This is a small cross-section of an Anemone blue flower. It has been further magnified to see the structure of the stamens, with the pollen covered anthers.

Apple Blossom

A close-up of this pretty little flower. The whole tree was humming with the sound of bumblebees.

Tulips in the sunlight

These tulips and daffodils growing in a meadow, looked lovely with the sunlight streaming through them.

Colour

Looking for colour, as Autumn fades and Winter approaches.

Geysir Geothermal Field, Haukadalur, Iceland

Aside from the famous Geysir and Strokkur, there are a series of smaller geothermal springs. The hot springs of Haukadalur have been active for almost 10,000 years. The azure blue colour of the water is from dissolved silica.

Gullfoss Waterfall, Bláskógabyggð, Iceland.

Gullfoss means ‘golden falls,’ because on a sunny day the water appears golden-brown due to the sediment carried from its source, the glacial water of Iceland’s second biggest glacier, Langjökull. On bright days, you can see lots of rainbows. It is an extraordinary sight. Its average flow is 1400 cubic metres of water per second….

Iceland – þingvellir (Thingvellir) National Park

þingvellir National Park is sited in a rift valley and lies on the tectonic boundaries of the Mid-Atlantic ridge. Iceland is where the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates meet. Earthquakes occur along the plate boundaries in Iceland. At þingvellir, the tectonic plates are pulling apart. Also in þingvellir, is Lake Þingvallavatn, the largest natural lake…