April 17, 2013
Blogging seems to have deserted me for the last while. I think it has been good to step back, to not be so obsessed (as is my want) with taking lots and lots of photos (and in so doing ironically miss out in appreciating that which I am photographing).
Here’s a picture taken at Dinas Cross, near Fishguard shortly after Easter. It was a beautiful spring day…
(Nikon D7000, Nikkor 35mm dx lens, ISO 220, f16, 1/125 sec)
Oh, the title is from Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
February 2, 2012
This was the view from the other side of our garden wall at 8 o’clock this morning. Now that we are officially in to Spring, it seems that Winter is reluctant to bid farewell just yet…
April 8, 2011
Some recent photos of things coming to life (at last) …
All photos taken with Nikon F100 film camera and Nikkor 28-105 D lens (except the last one taken with Nikon D70s digital camera but using the same lens). Film used was Kodak Ektar 100 and Kodak Portra 160VC.
March 2, 2009
Panasonic LX1, f4, 1/250 sec, -0.33 EV, ISO 80, 34 mm equivalent (click to enlarge)
Panasonic LX1, f4, 1/160 sec, -0.33 EV, ISO 80, 28mm equivalent (click to enlarge)
Great to see the garden coming to life yesterday with a brief bit of sunshine. My Welsh blood reminded me that it was St. David’s day and it was difficult not to burst into a rendition of “Land of my Fathers” in the back garden – but if I had it would have sent the neighbours scurrying indoors for cover and caused all the birds to fly away – so I managed to refrain… :-)
February 25, 2009
Panasonic LX1, 1/100 sec, f3.6. ISO 80, 34mm equivalent (Click to enlarge)
I’m not a great gardener, I’m one for sitting in the sunshine on the lawn rather than getting excited about bedding plants or shrubbery, but I do especially love watching and waiting for the spring. For me there is something special about seeing the snowdrops and the crocuses emerge, then the daffodils bursting forth with vivid life and colour. For most of my life I was blissfully unaware of this seasonal glory, failing to see or appreciate the beauty that was all around me. Thankfully though I have a patient and (I’m ashamed to admit it) long-suffering wife who has slowly but surely turned this gardening Philistine into someone who can see and appreciated God’s hand at work, not only in the starry night sky and in mountainous vistas, but in every small corner of the world too – including our very ordinary back garden…