By Christine at WoolyPig


With the good weather of late, Ian and I have been doing the rounds of the National Trust Gardens again. It has been several years since we last visited Scotney Castle, so one fine spring weekend we loaded up the car with our photography gear and off we went.

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Nymans Gardens

The weekend was upon us again and the weather was looking very ‘iffy’. Rain most of Saturday but Sunday’s forecast said showers – so we packed our gear ready for the day to come. Morning a bit wet but by midday it had started to clear, so we had an early lunch then drove the short distance to Nymans Gardens.

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Impressions of Hastings

2013 was a difficult year for me for photography. The weather was awful (it didn’t stop raining, did it) and combined with the economic depression people looked quite miserable – so taking photos within my preferred genre (street) became quite a challenge. Yes, I know some photographers say they get their best images in bad weather – but all I seem to get is wet!

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Having experimented with panning images of hubby and car back in 2010, I then  decided to try it out for real out in the big wide world. The South Bank in London has a good skateboard park so off we went to see what we could find…

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Project: Studio flash

This is my first attempt at studio work using Bowens flash equipment. I set up in our conservatory, pulling the blinds down to control the light. I hung a black background, set my camera on a tripod with a remote shutter button and had an hours fun with two small boys!! Taken at 1/200 sec at f/11, ISO 800, focal length 28mm. Here is my panel of three photos…
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Event: Birds of prey

An outing with my photographic society to take images of birds of prey in flight led to some challenges. It was rather late on a summer evening and already the light was beginning to fade. Coupled with birds that move pretty quick we had to think fast on our feet.  All good for learning technique!

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