Photograph by Steve Barnett

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

A (Two Thousand Word) Essay into Colour...

Here we go...

Dandelions (Dents de Lion = Lion's Teeth)
The summer is coming at last and colours are now intensifying wheresoever the angler casts his eyes.

The yellow of the Lesser Celandine has quickly been overtaken by the bigger yolks of the Dandelion and soon they will be surpassed by other wildflowers of the meads...

Whilst by the water's edge, Forget-me-not takes full advantage of its early appearance to out compete the marginal plants, which are still three or four weeks away from crowding out its little blue flowers.

Forget-me-not by the long glide above Black Barn
Forgive the quality of the pictures.  Monochrome is so much easier to work with than colour.  Transparency film looks wonderful in the hand and on a lightbox but it is the Devil itself to scan well.  I may well be changing film type if I don't get the hang of it soon...

Regular Rod


  1. NO problems with the quality of the pictures Rod. They're great. But I'm with you, give me black an white.

  2. Hi RR!

    Lovely pictures! Even though I also prefer monochrome the spring almost screams for color pictures. This is my favorite time of the year. Sadly the weather where I live is cloudy and cold right now.