Swimming with the Turtles

Posted this up a month ago on YouTube, but never updated/added it here. Had a great Holiday this year in Olu Deniz, Turkey.
We weren;t really sure what to expect as we usually go for the livelier resorts like Marmaris but after 2 weeks baking in the sunshine I’m hooked now. We were quite literally 5 minutes away from the Blue Lagoon, where we not only saw turtles, but managed to get up close to them as well !

Sandals, abandoned in the sun

Out in the garden at the weekend I ended up leaving my sandals laying about while I soaked up a few rays. Bit of a daft idea really as when I went to put them on again they were rather warm and scalded the soles of my feet.

Sandals in the sunshine

First time the 70-200 has been attached to the camera for ages – forgot what a narrow DOF you get with it.

A windy day by the River

Ok, so you can’t really tell we were by the river, but we were. Burnham on Crouch. At the pub. m Whilst I dislike the trends for certain looks or filters which generally end up overused, overdone and finally end up getting on your tits. I did actually quite like the Lomo look for this particular shot.

Coke is it..........

Nature has a funny way

Of reminding you what’s important in life. Things like Love, and Sunshine. OK, it may not be a Rose but as I was Just about to hack this useless weed to death with a petrol mower (I wasn’t really, I was thinking about whether I could afford a gardener to do all the tedious crap for me) I was suddenly struck by the shape of the leaves……. Any excuse to get the camera out.

Heart shaped leaves.......

Dandelion – Before they’re interesting

Dandelions are fairly nondescript, yellow weedy pests. Until you get up close.
When viewed through a 50mm lens attached to 36mm of Kenko Extention tubes, these common weeds can become objects of wonder and even beauty. From the patterned tips of the petals to the pollen laden stamen, the detail that nature puts into these nasty flowers is surreal.

Weed

For some reason, this one’s generated quite a lot of interest on Flickr as well (otherwise I very much doubt I would have posted it here).