Well this is a short and sweet film for my film course. We had to do a time lapse movie and so I chose to film the start of a new day. As I didn't want to waste battery by leaving the camera on all night so I had to get up at 4am to switch it on and then had two hours of the camera clicking as it took pictures every 30 seconds. Not sure it was worth it as nothing dramatic happened except a pheasant ran across the bottom of the frame at some point. At least I know how to do them now, so would like to capture a night one with star trails, or maybe I could film the owl nest and see what activity I can record - will have to be a dry night unless I want to get really into things and build a watertight hide in the woods. I don't know who would be more scared, me or the owls.
The sun shone ' briefly' and I managed to get some shots taken in the garden, which is looking really stunning at present with all the rhododendrons flowering and weeping cherries. I discovered that we have some meconopsis ( blue poppy ) so luckily shot the photo's before the latest rain started and battered all the flower heads. Also found some very pretty Corydalis in the most beautiful blue. I think its called 'fumarlifolia' but have a feeling that I saw it called something else in a gardening magazine I was reading recently. Will check it out. Pouring down with rain at present and so I will edit photo's from the garden shoot and stay snug in my studio with the two dogs. Alistair is out buying paving for a new patio he is building - remaining very positive that the sun will return and we will be able to use it a lot. I on the other hand went and purchased two cheap sunbeds and a picnic rug, the latter for lying on when photographing flowers and bugs. It was like the kiss of death, as soon as the sunbeds arrived the rain started.