Three quick shots this week, two from a private tuition session I did at Thorndon Park in Brentwood last week, and one from today, when I popped over to Hanningfield Reservoir in the late afternoon.
If you like the Gruffalo, Thorndon Park is the place to go! They have a 'full size' Gruffalo, the Gruffalo's Child, and now the mouse too, all expertly carved from wood by one of the rangers. Great for kids, but I've found the adults like them just as much...
Pentax K-5, Pentax DA*300mm f/4 lens @ f/4, 1/180s, -0.5EV, ISO800, handheld.
The day we were at Thorndon was warm, but we'd had rain before the session, and a downpour near the end too, but I love those conditions for the look it gives the woodland. These roots of a large beech tree particularly appealed, once they'd been pointed out by my student...
Pentax K-5, Pentax DA16-45mm f/4 lens @ 40mm, f/9.5, 6s, ISO80, tripod, polariser.
Just a grab shot of this wooden bench - I'm back again tomorrow running a macro workshop, so I may do a 'proper' version using my tripod.
Pentax K-5, Sigma EX 105mm f/2.8 macro lens @ f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO800, handheld.