Where has the time gone

Posted on March 21, 2020

It's been nearly a year since I started this website. As with any website I started it with the best intentions of keeping it updated, and for the most part I have. New photographs have been added almost every month, and with each new photograph I find myself prouder than every at the skills I'm learning and the photographs that I'm taking. 

An area that I haven't kept up to date is my blog. Either from other commitments, or being more honest, writing things down can get a little tedious sometimes, I've let this area fall by the wayside a little. So I thought, what better thing to do while the world is slowly shutting down due to the coronavirus than write a new blog entry showcasing some of my recent photographs?

Robin Red Breast

Lately, I've been trying to embrace a higher ISO. In the past I've been incredibly guilty of zooming in to 100%, seeing what I think is way too much noise and then deleting a perfectly good picture because of it. It's been hard, and I'm not quite there yet, but I think I'm getting better. The picture above was taken with my Tamron SP AF 150-600mm at ISO 1100. Some of you reading this might laugh and say that's not a high ISO, but for me it is, rarely I've been above 500 before. But I think you'll agree the detail is there, the feathers look sharp. Is there some noise? Sure. Does it detract away from the image? Hell no.

Spring Squirrel

I love squirrels. Don't get me wrong, the red squirrels are much better than the grey one pictured, but i'll take what I can get. This little thing was happily scooping up the bird food at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Someone told be they've had a couple of sparrowhawks flying around so I was hoping to get a photograph, but then this squirrel caught my eye. 

Field of snowdrops

When I received my first DSLR the main thing I would photograph is flowers. Now I hardly seem to take any pictures of flowers at all, mainly focusing on birds, animals or planes. This photograph was captured at Hopton Hall in Derbyshire. A beautiful country manor that opens it's grounds in the late winter/early spring for a walk around the grounds to see the plethora of snowdrops coming in to bloom. They're a great sight to behold.

That's all for now but I'll endeavor to keep this blog updated in 2020. Feel free to shout at me if I don't. And as usual keep an eye out for new photographs coming soon. 

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