Walking through the Wilds of Wing.
During the weeks of lockdown, I decided to work on a project to photograph natural beauty I found during three walks around Wing, the village in which I live.. I always carry my camera. a Canon SX620HS, in my pocket, because I love to photograph the textures, shapes and colours of the natural world. The Power Shot SX620 HS camera has a versatility of a powerful 25x optical zoom for subjects both near and far. It has Intelligent IS for optimized image stabilization, which captures everything from lovely close-ups to distant sights virtually shake-free.
Walk One takes me across a meadow where I was able to capture a rabbit by the nettles – with the powerful zoom I didn’t disturb it before it disappeared into the hedgerow. The walk leads on to a woodland where I enjoyed catching the sunlight filtering through the leaves. During post processing I softened the surrounding leaves to accentuate the central leaf using Picasa to edit and sometimes Photoshop; I am still learning Photoshop techniques.
Walk Two, takes me through the cemetery, past Wing’s Saxon church and through a kissing gate into more meadows and here I found some dandelions, trying different ways to photograph these.
Walk Three, leads me to an area called Long Spinney. This has recently been improved by volunteers who have worked really hard to provide a wonderful habitat for birds, insects and pond life. Whilst walking through the woods I used the fisheye lens which is a feature of this camera to give the tall trees a swirling effect and I used the branches to frame the central leaves.
During this walk I photographed some Cow Parsley from underneath as I like to try capturing everyday things in different ways. During post processing I added a posterized effect on this image; I enjoy the sky from this effect.
I hope you have enjoyed my project and the images it has produced.