Month of Squares

Portrait of Queen Anne’s Lace

This is my day 17 contribution to Becky’s July Squares on the theme of Perspective.

We have yet again lost our internet connection, I’m posting this using the cell (mobile) phone as a WiFi hotspot. So I may not be around and posting much but I will try to respond to any comments when I get the chance.

Flowers of Queen Anne’s Lace photographed with a portrait lens to give narrow depth of field and a different perspective on the flowers. Other common English names include Wild Carrot, Bishop’s Lace and Bird’s Nest.


July Squares: Portrait of Queen Anne's Lace


Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: 25th August 2019

Silent Sunday: 25th August 2019


Another walk, another lens test

I managed to get out for a proper walk with the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens attached to the camera recently. The first test was a quick walk around the yard when I had a couple of minutes.

Second impressions are that it’s an interesting lens, I can see it spending a lot of time on the camera. I still think it needs a lens hood so that’s something that needs sorting out before the next test.

A Daylily near the start of the walk. Shot wide open the lens produces some interesting background blur in the leaves behind the flower.

Testing the 7artisans 35mm lens.


An Umbellifer flower with the lens wide open at f/1.2 again.

Testing the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens.


Monochrome Monday

Monochrome Monday: 29th July 2019

Monochrome Monday travels back a few days to an afternoon last week.

With no physiotherapy that afternoon I decided to go for a walk with the camera testing the 7artisans 35mm f/1.2 lens. It would be the first proper opportunity to test the lens as the first test was a quick walk around the yard when I had a couple of minutes.

I had spotted this Umbellifer flower (Wild Carrot I think) on our side road going to work and made sure my route took me past it. Shot wide open as my intention was to test the lens at maximum aperture.

Monochrome Monday: 29th July 2019