Raindrops on … sedum #2

Raindrops on … sedum #2

I’ve tried most of this week’s photos in black and white, and they don’t work. The raindrops tend to get completely lost in monochrome.

So, for this week’s alternative treatment I opted to de-saturate most of the colours to leave a pink tinge to the flowerhead. In a few weeks, it will be completely pink, before it fades to rusty brown.

Taken in our garden in Perth, Scotland.

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Raindrops on … sedum #1

Raindrops on … sedum #1

This is the last photo in the series of raindrops on… (although there will be an alternative treatment tomorrow).

Sedum flowers are so intricate. The raindrops gather in all sorts of nooks and crannies. I was mesmerised as I tried to choose an area to focus on. I think I chose well (but I am biased).

Taken in our garden in Perth, Scotland.

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How close?

How close?

I’m on a bit of a macro roll at the moment. So, if that’s not your ‘cup of tea’, there will be a bit more variety next week.

With this echinacea, I’ve chosen to post this image rather than the (even) closer versions. I think the inclusion of some of the petals and the washed out background helps to frame the cone in the centre of the flower.

If you’re interested in the super-close-up versions, check out Flickr.

Taken in our garden in Perth, Scotland.

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Technology

Technology

Something a wee bit different for the next few entries – photos of one of my Dad’s cameras. This is a Zeiss Ikon Nettar, probably made around 1950. It is completely manual, and is still fully functional. I doubt if my current digital camera will be in a similar condition in 70 years.

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Frosty sedum

Frosty sedum

By focussing close-up, this shot captures the ice crystals that formed on each strand of the sedum’s flowerhead. (I’m sure that there are technical, botanical terms for these elements!)

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This shot feels slightly surreal. Then again, you might feel that way about a lot of my photography.

Taken at: Our garden, Perth

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Frosty astrantia #1

Frosty astrantia #1

The next series of photos were taken during a recent period of wintry weather.

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This is a close-up of a frost-covered astrantia. I was intrigued by the interplay between the seedheads, the frost and the low light level.

Taken at: Our garden, Perth

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