Monthly Archive: September 2017

Let’s Talk About ISO, the Ups and Downs

Shutter speed and aperture are fairly straightforward to understand, the size of the whole to let in light and how fast we the shutter opens and closes.  So, ISO, this little acronym stumps a lot of people but how I see this might help. Last night I had one too many drinks and got a little bit light headed and blurry eyed, the effects of cheap wine, …

Wales with a Visit from Storm Aileen

Two things spring to mind when I think of Wales, sheep, and dramatic mountain scenery and after last week, I can now add a third item to the list, Storm Aileen.  Somehow, in the previous 48 hours, I had managed to miss the weather forecast, and this little oversight made for quite an interesting evening. Googleing around before I left East Sussex, I found a …

Blooming Marvelous: Wakehurst Place in Colours

Tucked away in the Sussex countryside, there is a smaller relation of Kew Gardens, Wakehurst Place. I have visited these gardens a few times before, but this time I decided to capture some of the amazing colours I usually see.  I have chosen what stood out to me, although there is a huge amount of plants of all shapes and sizes from around the world, …

Gardens, Lakes and a Mansion. A Recipe for a Nice Day Out

There was a very familiar feeling as I entered the Sheffield Park and Gardens main entrance, yes, the National Trust shop.  As with the majority of these site, the branded clothing, tempting treats and those nature books located on the back left wall.  This is all very comforting and nice but I do feel a bit of ‘Site Specific’ would not go a miss, considering …

Let’s Talk Shutter Speed

‘ka-chunk‘, that noise I hear every time I take a photo.  That obtrusive noise that I have not grown fond of is the shutter opening and closing, letting in that valuable light to hopefully give me that photo that I so desire.  On a positive, that ‘ka-chunk’ does let me know it’s working, and on a negative, every animal for a hundred miles will be running. …

Historic Nymans. Colour, Smell and Tranquility

Exploring the Flowering Gardens of the historic Nymans in Sussex. “Welcome to Nymans, would you like a map?“, I am asked at the main entrance. “I’m fine thank you, I’ve been here many times before” is my reply. I have visited Nymans several times before, and again I return to see the seasonal changes in the beautiful gardens.  I enter the estate through the traditional …
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