I live in a camper van with a West Highland Terrier for company.
My passion is creating images but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN

Tuesday 7 June 2011


I’m back, I'm still not feeling great but that should limit the more extreme excesses. Looking at the new header I'm a little concerned that it may not.

Not to worry a restrained post from Barnard Castle.

_6064294_5_6_7_8_tonemapped_edited-1 Dappled light in the woods…………….Our regular dog walk.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A Buttercup…………..one of many different ones this is the two inch tall Buttercup.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Daisy…………………I couldn’t get lower than this.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA     Forget-me–not. it isn’t but I forget what it is..about an eight of an inch across, it is! All the macros taken with a Sigma 150mm, f1/2.8 lens………I have had this lens for six months and I still don’t do it justice. Has more buttons and twiddly bits on the lens than there are on the camera. Just as well it’s a prime lens. I’d be way out of my depth with a zoom version. It would be nice to have a smaller aperture than f22.

I have been popping round your blogs……..comments have been almost non existent. I’m sorry.

Tomorrow is going to be another flower day. I also have to find another Stag Beetle. I found one, popped him in a lidless Tupperware dish, dropped that in the fridge with a view to posing him for a magic comeback image. I’ve only just found him underneath the cheese box………….non the worse for wear so he has gone back under the stone whence he came.

That’s all for today…………..depression is a real bugger. The upside is great though. Roll on the high times.


  1. Adrian - thank you so much for the flowers, they are beautiful!

    I'm sorry to hear you're still down and out. I have kept you in my thoughts and wondered how you've been. You're always welcome to get in touch via email, it's always great to hear from you. And, it's great to see a post from you!

    Take good care!

  2. It's good to know that you are still with us Adrian. Blogland has been poorer during your temporary absence.

  3. Good to see you back Adrian; you've been missed by many.

    You've certainly put the macro to good use with these.

  4. Yea I was blown away by the excess of your header !! Good use of the light in the woods and the last one is my favourite. I think it's fair to say that we are all with you at this time even if it is in spirit. Look after yourself.

  5. Great to be able to enjoy your blog again Adrian!You might have cut-leaved crane'sbill Geranium dissectum in that last pic......

  6. I'm glad to see you back, whoopee, and what about the new header:well, it's a fantastic. You must have been solely at building that. Nice blog, I forgot about the others, ah well, next time.

  7. Good to see you back, Adrian. No worries about your own visits or comments. It's just nice to see your lovely photos again. I hope you'll be feeling better before too long.

  8. Great woods shot, Adrian. Best wishes from across the pond.

  9. It seems you were away a lot longer than you actually were. So good to see you back - and in good form.

  10. I'm relieved to know you are OK and back blogging...thought for a moment we'd all have to don our wellies and search the bogs and moors! We might have tripped over you lying down taking photos of short daisies...amazing photo! Also glad to know that your sense of humour is intact! I had a day with Eagles and have posted them ~ they are a great inspiration to soar aloft! Looking forward to more lovely photos from you.

  11. Krista, many thanks, I'll get back to normal......whatever normal is. You are welcome to the flowers.

    Graham, many thanks.

    Keith, thanks macro is harder than it looks.....I'll keep trying.

    Jay, many thanks........the header is a bit over the top.

    Phil, it's good to be back. Thank you once again for the ID.....a little beauty is this flower.

    Monica, thank you.

    Hilary, I'm well on the way.....thanks.

    Pauline, thanks.

  12. Flowers pictures are very beautiful, but first picture is AMAZING.

    Greetings from Romania.

  13. Hi Adrian, nice to see you again! I love your flower pics and love so see some more:-)) Hugs from Luzia.

  14. Glo, thanks. Out of the bogs for the time being. I still got wet taking the daisies.

    Claudia, thank you.

    Lucy, I'm glad to back.......I'll have some more flower pictures from time to time.

  15. Look a serene situation Adrian. Hope it helps to sooth the savage beast. Nice to see the macro shots.

  16. John, thanks, I'll survive.......I love macro but set up time with two dogs helping is not ideal.