For me, as a blogger, today is a big day. Something of a sad day to be honest, but also a cause for celebration.View Post
Sometimes beauty can be found in the strangest places. This image, for instance, is of a decaying sunflower. It was one of thousands of plants that made up a maze I visited with Izzy, my youngest daughter, earlier this week. I visited the same spot a few times over the summer months and back then, this sunflower would have been at least two metres tall, with a bright yellow head full of seeds.
Earlier this week I travelled into London to attend the Internet Marketing Show. Unfortunately the early stage of my journey was beset with problems and I found myself unexpectedly stranded at a very rural train station surrounded by the glorious Surrey landscape with 30 minutes to kill until the next train.
This image is of a train approaching a railway station at night. It was an experiment and you could be forgiven for thinking it was an experiment in long-exposure photography although that’s only part of the story
For the final My Sunday Photo of 2014, I have returned to Hever Castle in Kent. It’s the third time I’ve featured an image taken at this amazing location. It is such a photogenic place I suspect it’ll feature again in future!
Anyway, this shot is of a fountain in the Italian Garden. I had a funny feeling it would look good in black and white and I hope you’ll agree it works well. There’s something about the dark stonework and the contrasting colour of the two statues that makes the image work well with minimal colour.
Here’s the detail for the photography geeks. It was taken with the aperture set at f5.6 and ISO at 800 (sorry, not sure about focal length; I lost the details when editing). It’s also been cropped to remove a small piece of unslightly brickwork and I’ve tinkered with the exposure ever so slightly.
As per usual, I have linked this to the #MySundayPhoto linky hosted by the magnificent OneDad3Girls blog. I implore you to follow this link so you can see what images other bloggers have taken.