I’ve said many times before that sometimes you don’t have to look further than your own yard to find some inspiration. In this case, it was the neighbour’s yard, or the empty house across the road at least, that gave rise to this set of photos.
And all credit where credit is due, it was my husband that pointed out the flower-filled lavender bushes across the road and how the light was hitting them just so and I should go and get my camera out.
And I did. And it turned out I wasn’t the only one attracted to the purple-hued bushes this sunny Saturday, which didn’t last so I’m glad I got out when I did.
There was a few busy little bees lapping up these bushes, I was actually surprised to see them so active this late in the year. Obviously they too were soaking up the sunshine while it lasted.
These were taken with my macro lens and I got in nice and close a few times to fill the frame. It was close to the middle of the day so the sun was high and not casting as many shadows but was also diffused a by thin layer of cloud.
It is also perfect for a little bit of bokeh. I can’t resist including a bokeh shot.
And a quick photography link pack to kick off the week:
- If you are joining in Fat Mum Slim’s photo challenge, Whimpulsiveness has set up a Google calendar of reminders you can import
- Fact or fiction: Is digital cheaper than film?
- Applying every Instagram filter to one photo
- How to improve your iPhonegraphy
- It’s colour month on Shutter Sisters
What inspiration have you found in your “back yard” lately?