It’s getting a bit cold for nocturnal photo shoots in the shed, so this may be last for this year, but the subject was so beautiful I thought a night shot might do it justice.
If you don’t recognise it, the little basket shaped thing in the shot is in fact a poppy, that has slowly decayed over the last few months leaving just the framework of the seed-head. The light is coming from beneath using a tiny led from some disposable thingummy or other and shone through a hole in the bench.
Winter seems to have come back for a visit today. It’s cold and damp and unwelcome, but it did give me a reason to hide in the shed from the cold and take a few shots. I’m still trying to understand the new camera, it has a lot more functions than my phone! But we’re slowly becoming friends and I think it may have even forgiven me for dropping it by now.
My eldest son Joe has been building a folding guitar for a school exam project and whilst helping him the other day I thought the shed might make a good place to play with the Nikon. Anyway here are a few shots of that quintessentially English of buildings, the garden shed.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Shot these dead poppy heads this morning on my phone. If had been a more conscientious gardener I would have removed them weeks ago, but I’m glad I didn’t get round to it. They looked great with the winter sun pouring through them, as if they were lit!
Papaver somniferum (Opium poppy) lit by the morning winter sun.