Ice photography tutorial

I’ve recently spent a lot of time focusing on the technical aspects of my photography. Very often, however, the subject matter is the crucial element of the image and that’s what I have concentrated on with this example of ice photography.

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A seasonal example of ice photography. The classic example is to photograph a flower frozen in ice, but I went for something a bit more festive.
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Sunflower in decay

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.

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A decaying sunflower. I found there was something captivating about the shapes and outline of this plant as it slowly rots.

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So much to look at in this spider’s web

Here’s a photography post with a bit of a difference. I recently went out and tried to photograph a spider’s web in the early morning dew and it proved to be a real challenge. I tried again this week, taking myself off for a walk in the Kent countryside on a grey, drizzly morning. I was convinced my walk was going to end in photographic failure, but I ended up getting this shot.

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I took this picture just as a drop of water fell from a spider’s web. I find the whole image captivating.

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The forgotten photo

There I was, planning blog content for the next few weeks when I stumbled across this forgotten photograph in an obscure drive on my computer. It shows my eldest daughter Helen, taking a break from playing with some LEGO models to stare right at my camera lens.

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Helen glances up at the camera while playing with LEGO models. This image was almost lost forever.

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Black and white sun rise

Another week has gone by where I have found myself either looking after the children, blogging or trying to progress our house purchase. In reality, I have, more often than not, been doing all three at the same time leaving me little time to indulge in photographic hobby.

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Black and white sun rise. As the title suggests, the sun rise as caught in a lens ball and converted to black and white.

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