Saturday, 2 May 2015

Spring Walk with Bluebells

Another weekend down at the New Forest, and one of our usual walks down to the river at Sandy Balls and then back through the fields and footpaths. Decided to experiment with the in-camera double exposure facility in Hipstamatic, which is simply a case of sliding the 'lever' to one side, taking one photo, the lever then moves itself on by one position and I take another photo. The app then 'develops' the photo there and then. The thing I really enjoy about this is the randomness of the outcome - sometimes the resulting photo is very good and other times it simply doesn't work.

Mr B admiring the joys of the New Forest.

This one is a double exposure of the river water which can be seen at the bottom of the photo.

Different versions of the same vibrant green Spring leaves, trying to capture the vividness of the colour.

The bluebells were particularly pretty alongside the footpath.

The other thing that I really like about using double exposure is that the resulting photo often looks like a texture overlay, which is a way of working and producing images that I use all the time.

Not sure what the function of this particular piece of machinery is, but it was quite impressive and I also shot loads of fantastic texture photos on it!

Beautiful wood violets, another rarity.

Restorative pint after the walk.