Hello everyone, I trust all is well 🙂 The image I am posting is from last weekend when we had temperatures down to -5C. I am always astounded by the beauty of the formation of ice crystals and so this image is of hoar frost on barbed wire. I also discovered this week that when you try and catch up on the reader, WordPress will actually prevent you from liking when you respond to ‘too many’ posts so apologies to those I have not ‘liked’, but I have seen and appreciated them all 🙂 Click in for a more detailed image.
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I hope everyone is well. We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful. One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun. Enjoy 🙂
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Hello again everyone 🙂 My harvest at work went very well – a good tonnage of very clean fruit which is now in the care of the skilled winery guys. As you can imagine, I haven’t had a lot of time to take images but I did get to visit Duneira Estate today which is is now in full autumn glory today. A wonderful site to visit 🙂 This image is a double exposure taken ‘in camera’ of a full transition of autumn colour from green through to red 🙂
Hello everyone, I’m still in macro mode at the moment so here is an image of the bracts which form the outside of a Protea flower (also sometimes known as sugarbushes). It’s hairy texture is both brilliant and a nightmare for macro as the hairs pick up every speck of dust and dirt. The colour reminded me of the confectionery Turkish Delight hence “Sugar Pink”. Click in for a larger image 🙂
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Hello everyone 🙂 It has been overcast, windy and drizzly for what seems an age and so I seem to be in macro mode at the moment. This is an unusual Chrysanthemum flower from a local florist. It has bi-coloured petals (a dark cream and light burgundy colour), light on one side and dark on the other, with a wonderful texture and a beautiful whorl at the centre.
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I took this image in the pine forest – it was very dark and as I ‘oohed and aahed’ at the fungi, I spotted this beautiful spider web catching the light in a shaft of sun. It reminded me of a dream catcher – hence a ‘light catcher’ 🙂
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Hello again everyone! It is good to be doing a post again 🙂 This image was taken about two weeks ago as one of the last of the finished 2015 Pinot Noir ferments was being pressed off the skins at work. I used a longer exposure to capture the ‘trails’ of juice as it splashed into the press tray using the available light from an open door. The fermented wine is now safely in French oak barrels where it will mature for another two years 🙂
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Hello! 🙂 I’ve been absent again and being realistic, with harvest about a month away I’m likely to be sporadic with posts for a while longer. Apologies to comments I haven’t replied to and people whose posts I would like to comment on…BUT I did manage this entry for MMC 50 on the ever hard working Leanne Cole’s blog! (Published tomorrow AEDT) Taken last weekend in very hot and thundery weather, I saw these old and broken power poles – the surreal starkness reminding me almost of a Dali painting 🙂
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This was taken last week in one of the Chardonnay blocks at work – the lush green canopy was just too perfect not to take in near infrared 🙂
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 5 of 5 (lol – I got there eventually!!). In turn, today I am nominating earthSTILLS. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it.
Taken on a modified Nikon D90. Click for a larger view.
More often than not, when I capture an image, I already have in my mind if it is going to be black and white or colour. This plant (I think is a type of Sedum) was intended to be black and white but I did hesitate when I saw the file as it is a wonderful monochrome of greens. It’s shapes I found very beautiful and reminded me of some William Morris designs.
Robyn from Captivate Me included me in the B&W Challenge where you post 5 consecutive B&W images and nominate a person to take up the challenge with each post, so this is my Day 3 of 5. In turn, today I am nominating StillWalks, whose images are taken from areas where I grew up. I must stress, this is NOT a have to participate challenge but something that might be fun, but only if you have the time and/or inclination and feel comfortable with it. It is also my submission for MMC 48 curated and hosted by Leanne Cole.