Back out and about

Well, I haven’t posted here in a while as I’ve been adventuring over the summer and have been busy with some other projects of mine.

It was really great to get out with the camera in nature for the first time in ages. Lot’s of beautiful natural things to photograph all around. Some of my favourite subjects to photograph have been mushrooms over the years. They have so much character, grow in the most random spots and look so groovy! If you haven’t seen my other mushroom post check it here. I also caught a really moody looking mushroom-like cloud over the hills!

The barnaslingan woods near shankhill have become some of my favourite to walk around in. With the winter coming in, I’m really looking forward to shooting it when all the leaves are falling and in colour.

Check out some of my favourite shots from the weekend and check back soon for the colourful winter shots!

 

Enjoy

Edinburgh botanic gardens

Possibly one of the most beautiful, diverse well kept gardens I’ve been to.

So much to see it was information overload. The highlight for me where the giant redwoods they have plants there from the 1800s. Also the massive greenhouses. Walking through each of the different greenhouses microclimates was so interesting. Seeing the coffee plants and cocoa plants were cool! They were fruiting and now I know where two of my favourite foods come from haha.

Here are a few pics of some of the interesting flowers that where in bloom inside the green houses and a cheaky squirrl who came over to us for some food!

Trinity campus bird walk

For Trinity week I went on a guided bird walk of the campus.

I had literally no idea there were so many different varieties of birds on campus. All the trees and hidden gardens create a microcosm for the birds to thrive in. Normally you just see the cheeky Seagulls trying to knick people’s lunches or the feral Pigeons bopping around on one gammy leg. We saw Redwings, Robins, Mistel trush (One was in a nest) Blue tits, Willow warblers, wood pigeons, crows, black birds, Wrens and Magpies.

It wasn’t a particularly nice day out but I managed to snap a few different varities.

Click in below to check them out.

 

 

 

 

Glendalough

Had the pleasure of helping organise a tour of Glendalough in Co. Wicklow with the Trinity college photography society (DUPA). The tour was in conjunction with The light hunters who gave us all tips and tricks to get the best shots on the day

The national park has two main lakes, many waterfalls and historic early Christian sites including a majestic intact round tower.

Here are a few of my choice photos of the day. Click in and enjoy. 🙂