Monthly Archives: May 2017

Night Sky

Looking towards the north tonight, there was a glow from the sunlight (as crazy as that sounds, it doesn’t get fully dark to the north until later, despite it being dark here at that point!). I thought I’d try taking a photo, as there was a strangely red glow to the clouds and sky.

I didn’t want to fuss with a tripod, so I took this shot handheld through the window – and it came out surprisingly well! I did have to edit the photo a little to make the clouds show up a little clearer, as my camera has a tendency to make night photos overly dark, but the silhouettes of the trees came out amazingly clearly.


Ever tried taking a photo of a fast moving small bird?

If there’s one disadvantage of trying to take a photo of those rapidly moving small birds, it’s how swiftly they fly! After multiple photos of just a clear blue sky where it had flown out of the shot, and others that were just a blur as it changed direction as I took the photo, I got lucky.

It’s not the clearest, but so far it’s the best photo I’ve managed to take…. although I’ve still not been able to identify the bird!


The local Robin

The neighbourhood robin has made an appearance again. Not content with just flying down onto the grass while it’s being cut (you need eyes in the back of your head to make sure he stays safe!), he’s been checking over the other gardens for some tasty insects.

I’m assuming he has a family to feed, as he’s been heading to the garden on a fairly regular basis recently.


Clouds, clouds, and unusual clouds

I didn’t really think there was anything particularly special about these clouds as I started taking photos.

But later in the day as the clouds cleared, we were left with some usually wispy clouds that looked like someone had painted them with a very wobbly hand!

Then as we got closer to sunset, the contrails started to blend in with the wispy clouds.