A vexing issue when photographing in the garden is dealing with ‘greens’. Often in photographs they present as bright, gaudy and distracting. With portrait photography the issue becomes worse because of yellow cast to skin tone.Continue reading “Portraits in the Garden – dealing with the green”
Continue reading “Improving My Garden Photography”
With portraits I love to capture emotion but how do I get the ‘feel’ of my garden with shots of plants? Here I share some technical details of my quest to improve flower photography, knowing that there is still much room for improvement.
Continue reading “Judicious Neglect of My Veggie Garden”
I’m practising judicious neglect in my garden this year – leaving the coriander to flower and go to seed instead of chopping it down after it’s culinary use by date; growing a head of broccoli amongst the tomatoes; allowing strawberry runners to escape their patch: in short mixing plantings up.
Continue reading “Garden Fun and Introspection”
That calm was shattered by a million pieces of broken china. I’m nothing but predictable on trips away, and need the addition of excitement on the agenda.
Continue reading “Street Photography – Plant Portraits”
People are the focus of most of my photography – either candid portraits or on the street.
But my walks have been solitary so I’ve had to stalk a different kind of subject.
Continue reading “Foraging for Compost”
Growing a garden requires planning for a future by responding to the conditions of the present.
Continue reading “Fiddlesticks and Fiddleheads”
I imagine holding a fiddlehead in my hand – it’s light and fragile but weighty with comfort. At the moment we’ve been called to return to our homes, to seek safety within the fold but, in time, we will emerge into a new
Continue reading “Garden Vignettes”
When water trickles away instead of reaching the plants; and the pea straw slips down the slope and the cross-wind snaps yet another flower stalk ….
Continue reading “Gardening By Feel”
It’s intended to be an experience not a thoroughfare
Continue reading “Feet Planted in Two Lands”
As a photographer I see value in documenting ‘life’ and appreciate that some projects can take a painfully long time to come together. We have been waiting for this rebuild for 9 years!
Continue reading “Impatient Gardener”
This is not a garden to save me time – it is one to help me savour time.
Gardening is in my genes (I nearly said greens!).