Wednesday, May 21, 2008

21 May 2008 And beautiful flowers in the Cragside formal Gardens

Today was taken up with a return visit to Cragside to go round the formal gardens, but on the way we drove down to Embleton Links and photographed Dunstanburgh Castle in the distance. This was done with the Fuji S9600 set to 300 mm to relate the oil seed rape with the castle.
This time of year some of the wild plants have already set seed, I couldn't resist these as the seeds seem to dance around the plant head, so rather than stop the action with flash I let a little blur add a sense of movement: Fuji S9600 zoom at 150mm and macro
We continued towards Alnmouth and passed the river, where it winds long ond slow on its final miles to the sea, very picturesque!
Fuji S9600 Zoom at 28mm processed with the LOMO filter in the GIMP
There follows a series of flower images from the Cragside gardens, all but the last two were with the S9600, the fonal two with the Nikon D60
Why so many on the bridge?
Because it has a much greater depth of field for any given F stop, and this is a big advantage when shooting flowers!

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