I had a very unsettled sleep last night, where I drifted in and out of strange, abstract dreams. Dreams I couldn’t quite focus on and couldn’t quite grasp. (Maybe watching Season 2 of The OA before bed wasn’t such a good idea!)
I took this photo in the garden today. The very selective focus of this shot, where the main elements of the flower feel just out of grasp, resonated with me.
I love this time of year, when the blossom starts to come out on the young trees in my garden. The beautiful, colourful, delicate petals on my crab apple tree are fleeting, but also a positive sign that nature is stirring from the slumber of winter and good weather is on the way once more.
After taking the earlier photo of a spider waiting in the centre of its web, I went inside for some lunch.
When I went back into the garden, I discovered the spider had prepared its lunch too!
While London isn’t nearly as cold as Kiev, there has been quite a cold snap since we got back from our trip. I love the frost on the leaves in the garden. It creates such beautiful patterns and textures.
The rain continued overnight, so I decided to start my day with some more macro photography.
We’ve had a really tremendous thunder storm today (by London standards, at least). The air became increasingly muggy from about 2pm and then, an hour or so later, the lightning started. The storm was directly overhead and the flashes of light and claps of thunder were quite intense.
Following on from yesterday’s post, here is another image taken with my macro lens. This shot demonstrates the very limited depth of field that exists with close-up work on a macro lens.
I’ve been struggling a little for photographic inspiration just lately and have been relying on my photo archive to maintain my blog. While it’s been enjoyable to revisit old images and evaluate them with a fresh perspective, today I felt a strong need to create some new work.