With the hot weather and the pop up thunderstorms we’re still pretty much stuck close to home. The thunderstorms and their deluge of rain is totally unpredictable and we don’t want to be out in the middle of the woods with all our gear when it starts to pour.
For inspiration, I looked towards our beautiful secluded back garden. Some of these images were taken in between rain showers. I used my little plastic camera, the Holga which has no real settings on it. You pretty much aim and shoot. It has a plastic lens which gives creative one of a kind images, never quite focused at the edges. Film used was Ilford HP5.
Nestled among the plants, under the Elephant Ears and overlooking the back patio and the two fish ponds is a peaceful place where you can sit and ponder (if the mosquitoes will let you). I really love our back garden as there are so many great elements to it. If you sit long enough a black garden snake or two will wander past on their mission to, either warm their bodies on the stones surrounding one of the ponds, or in search of a frog or lizard or two.
This image was treated to split toning processes to provide the warmer tones. The technical information can be found here:-
Buddha overlooks the Koi pond. Quietly reflective, this seemed to be the perfect addition to overlook the Koi as they are originally from Japan. This is one of my favorite places to be.
This print was also split toned. Technical information is here:-
Behind the first image of the chair is this small Elephant Ear with the Honeysuckle bush in the background.
Another warm toned image which was split toned. Developing, printing and toning information can be found here:-
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed this glimpse into our wonderful back garden.