Green and Blue Butterfly

Green and Blue Butterfly

Although the butterflies st the Stratford upon Avon butterfly farm are kept inside huge greenhouses with leafy, tropical (simulated) environments it was fantastic for close up photography. Once the camera adjusted to the sudden increase in both temperature and humidity that caused the lens to instantly fog up. If you ever find yourself in Stratford on a rainy or cold afternoon I would highly recommend a visit.

Electricity Pylon from Below

Electricity Pylon from Below

Whilst walking around Sale Water Park on the outskirts of Manchester, I noticed a number of huge electricity pylons “spoiling” the view over the water. However there isn’t much I could do about them being there, so I decided to take a closer look. Usually they have fences all around them, but this one I could walk right under. This was the view looking up from the centre, which I felt made an interesting graphic patterned photograph.

Colourful Beach Huts

Colourful Beach Huts

This is a closeup view of the back of the brightly painted wooden beach huts at Whitby. I love the four different, bright colours that these huts are painted. It is more of a patterned photograph, but it reminds me of childhood summers by the coast (although I don’t recall ever visiting the town of Whitby before). I chose to zoom in and focus on the blue hut and let the ones in the distance blur out of focus.

Tree Bark Texture Pattern

Tree Bark Texture Pattern

Here we see a close up detail of a tree trunk, showing the texture of the bark. I don’t know what type of tree this is but I thought the way the sunlight was failing onto it made it more interesting. The dark patches are shadows cast from the surrounding tree tops. I am looking into and researching new ways of recording and capturing details of the places I visit. Hopefully you will start to see the results of this in the coming months.