If you were hoping for shots of some skinny, Bambi eyed, gormless looking dollybird, jumping out of a Mini Cooper and flashing her knickers then I’m sorry to dissapoint…However if, like me, you get your kicks from rubbing yourself up against an accomodating branch, or other close encounters of the twig kind, you’ll be well away…
The light in SHPics Palace Gardens was, for a short while this afternoon, quite spectacular…(sadly a very short while so only one shot)… It was directional, (always good), low, (ditto), and, once I’d given my polarizing filter a couple of highly trained and skilful twists, (it’s all in the wrist), did a magnificent job of bringing out the colours in this dwarf willow.
Anyway, once I’d cropped the image square, (and tried to ignore the fact that my first impression was of an unhealthy lung biopsy), it reminded me of some shots I took back in late Autumn last year,( before bloggolitis kicked in), so I’ve included those as well. No extra charge…I know…. My generosity is a constant amazement.
Re-visiting these, I realised how absolutely desperate I am to see some big fat deciduous leaves again…Autumn seems such a long time ago.
The last three images were all shot on my fuji compact while the willow shot at the head was the Nikon D5000/Sigma 18-250 combination.
All Images Copyright Stuart allan Hyde