Walking in Light

The Flower Garden in Light

Iris Flowers Tempting Light

Light Colours of the Iris

Today the light in the Flower Garden is amazing.  I make my way through the park looking for illumination…and I come across a planting of Irises which are temptingly still in bud.  Their colours are just starting to show through their buds.  Light is illuminating the whole of their surface and draining colour away from their stems.  I love the lightness of light and the lightness of colour which it creates.  The Iris gently pulls me in to take the shot.  There…it is done…

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Flower Garden About to Bloom

Walking in the Flower Garden

Macro Photography

Iris Flower about to Bloom

I can’t resist the Flower Garden as the summer flowers are about to bloom.  Today the sun is shining and I know I can capture intense colours where green is greener than green!  I love the sensation of rich deep colour as flowers burst through their pods to create the most stunning blooms.  Continue reading “Flower Garden About to Bloom” »

Summer Flowers

Summer Flowers are Ready to Bloom

Iris Summer Flower

Softness of Summer Flowers

Greenwich Park has awoken from a long sleep and is ready to burst with colour.  Summer flowers are in bud and wait for the sun to finally bloom.  The park is stirring with life and soon the air will be filled with scents.  The Iris is still in bud.  The form of the flower can just be seen as it grows from its stem.  The blue colouration of the Iris flower is just visible Continue reading “Summer Flowers” »

Tracie Bennett as Mrs Henderson

Portrait of Tracie Bennett

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Tracie Bennett plays Mrs Henderson

I love my role as photography tutor to the thousands of people I have taught photography to.  I meet all skill levels of photographer with very diverse photographic interests.  During a recent street photography course I came across actress Tracie Bennett.  Tracie Bennett is currently starring in the musical Mrs Henderson at the Noel Coward Theatre in London.  Continue reading “Tracie Bennett as Mrs Henderson” »

Photographing a Misty Day

Walking in the Mist…

Mist in the Park

The Mist Rises Eerily from the Ground

I love photographing mist.  It is a time when few people are around as the damp, the wet and lack of visibility keeps them away.  For photographers it is a time of reflection as it forces us to consider absolutely what we want to photograph and how much of it we want to see in our photographs.

Misty today as I set out…visibility is down to about 15 yards.  The park is silent as I walk through taking in shapes and forms of the landscape. Continue reading “Photographing a Misty Day” »

Spring Has Sprung

Signs of Spring

Spring Buds

Flowering Blossom Buds Waiting to Bloom

There has been a change in the life of the Park.  Today I noticed that buds are getting ready for their time to bloom.  The Park has awakened from its winter sleep and is stirring with new life.  This is an exciting time of change and one which I eagerly await.  I love the life in the Park as she goes through her seasonal changes.  Every day has something to admire and wonder at its gentle beauty.  Here the blossom trees are getting ready to bloom, soft buds reaching up towards the light.  Already you can see Continue reading “Spring Has Sprung” »

Ancient Trees in Greenwich Park

Walking Amongst Ancient Trees

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Ancient Trees

Today in the park I came across a grassy sloping area of Old Trees. Ancient were their barks, knotted and gnarled as they grow. The trees are ancient, time has passed and they twist to find light to nurture their growth. The day has a slight mist, with light gently filtered. I walk through the wet grass and can feel the softness of the earth underfoot. Continue reading “Ancient Trees in Greenwich Park” »

Garden of Light at Leicester Square

Garden of Light, Lumiere London at Leicester Square

On Saturday 16th January we made our way through the crowds at Trafalgar Square to find an even bigger squeeze of people at Leicester Square, which has been transformed into an Enchanted Garden of Light and Colour.

 

Garden of Light

Leicester Square Ticket Office Bathed in Puple Light

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Lumiere London

Lumiere London – Festival of Light

I saw a news story about Lumiere London at Kings Cross and decided to go along and photograph the illuminations.  Ron and I travelled into London on the Saturday evening.  As we made our way to Kings Cross we quickly realised that London was packed.  We changed our route as public transport was disabled between many of the sites and made our way on foot instead.  We were in for a busy evening as London bustled with crowds, who came to see this exciting event. Continue reading “Lumiere London” »

Sculptural Form of Trees

Photographing Sculptural Forms

Today in the park I came across a grand tree which is tall in stature reaching up towards the sky.  The tree was so tall I had to tilt my head right back to admire its stretch.  The top of the tree trunk was broken, perhaps a storm or lightning strike.  I look up and admire, seeing all the branches stretching towards the light.  I love the textures of the trunk, quite gnarled in places.  This tree has been here for a long time and stands silently watching life as it passes by.  The branches and trunk are sculptural in form.  I still stop, looking up enjoying what I see. Continue reading “Sculptural Form of Trees” »