Posts Tagged ‘blue’

Nigella damascena (Love-in-a-mist)

Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena

Back on the floral blog after a long time away and returning to one of my favourite subjects, Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena by Jason Swain. I’ve been working so much lately (mostly on event photography) that it seems like its not very often i get to use the camera ‘just for fun’ anymore, but i made some […]


Bring me sunshine – Backlit Wild Daisies.

Bring me sunshine

Bring me sunshine –  Backlit Wild Daisies. by Jason Swain. Another beautiful morning here on the Isle of Wight, so i chose something suitably bright to go with the wonderful sunshine we are having right now. Also because its blue, and i always like to share something to blow away those monday blues , and also because the […]


Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena

Love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena

Love-in-a-mist – Nigella damascena by Jason Swain. Something blue to start the week to match the lovely blue skies out there this morning on the Isle of Wight. I collected seeds for these lovely flowers from a roadside verge when i was shooting some of their dried seed-heads last year. Shot using the Canon 100mm f/2.8 […]


Wild Pink Daisy Macro

wild pink daisy

Wild Daisy Macro Monday Blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Wild Pink Daisy Macro by Jason swain. A pink wild daisy in Freshwater, Isle of Wight. Shot from beneath the bloom to be backlit against the sun. Using the Canon f/2.8 100mm macro lens on the Canon 6D camera body. Exif Data = f/4.5 at 1/250 iso100 […]


Pink Ranunculus on Blue.

Pink Ranunculus on Blue.

Pink Ranunculus on Blue by Jason Swain. A Pink Ranunculus growing in my garden in Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight. Shot taken with the 100mm f/2.8 Canon Macro lens, using a Canon 6D full frame camera, edited in Lightroom with Vintage presets = Colourful and Fun results I’m really liking the new justified […]


Euphorbia Blues

Euphorbia

Euphorbia Blues by Jason Swain. It’s Monday, but the sun is shining and its a holiday here in the UK, so here’s some colour to celebrate! My first time using the Macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM) on the full frame Canon 6D camera body, and as i’m finding with all the lenses, they all […]


Tulips

Backlit Tulips from the Ventnor Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight.

Backlit Tulips from the Ventnor Botanical Gardens on the Isle of Wight By Jason Swain. From the exif data I think it was shot with the lensbaby, grain added later in Adobe Lightroom for artistic reasons 🙂 Tulips, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on […]


Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Blue Monday by Jason Swain. Heavenly Blue (Caryopteris x clandonensis) in my garden from last year, blowing away those ‘back to work monday blues’ Blue Monday, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all ©2012 Jason Swain with All Rights Reserved. The image is not […]


White tulips – Wight Wedding

Wight Wedding

Wight Wedding by Jason Swain. I’m Shooting a wedding today on the Isle of Wight, with my good friend Psychedelic Surfer hoping for a bit of sunshine like the day when I captured these Tulips at Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Click here to read an interview I did recently for the Wight Wedding Days website. White tulips […]


Take me to your leader

Take me to your leader

By Jason Swain. The title ‘Take me to your leader’ was really just the first thing that came into my head 🙂 I thought it looked a little like an alien life form! This macro photo, shot with the Canon 100mm f2.8 lens, is following on from the last floral post i made earlier this week […]


Plant Sexuality

Plant Sexuality

Plant Sexuality by Jason Swain, something vibrant and sexy to help blow away those monday blues on a very grey, wet and windy morning here on the Isle of Wight. I don’t know what the name of this tree / plant is, i first asked for an ID about three years ago on flickr but […]


50mm Crocosmia blues

50mm Crocosmia blues

By Jason Swain. Just a bit of fun playing around with the shallow Depth of Field and lovely colours produced with the Canon 50mm f1.2 lens, shooting some Crocosmia (Montbretia) flowers earlier in the summer. 50mm Crocosmia blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on […]


Monday Morning Montbretia

Montbretia

By Jason Swain. Backlit Montbretia (or Crocosmia) flowers in my garden, shot from below to isolate against a lovely blue sky. Having fun with the shallow Depth of Field and lovely colours from the Canon 50mm f1.2 lens and the Canon 7d. Monday Morning Montbretia blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All […]


The Poppy Seed Head Sundial

Poppy Seed Head

By Jason Swain. Macro of a Poppy Seed Head shot from above with the Canon 100mm f2.8. PP done in Lightroom 4. The Poppy Seed Head Sundial, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all ©2012 Jason Swain with All Rights Reserved. The image […]


Lensbaby Sea Holly Bokeh Wednesday Blues

Lensbaby Sea Holly

Another lensbaby floral shot of the lovely Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) flowers i shot recently, shot with natural lighting and given a cross-process filter in Lightroom 4. Lensbaby Sea Holly Bokeh Wednesday Blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all © Jason […]


Lensbaby Sea Holly

Lensbaby Sea Holly

Away from the beach and back to the floral shots again with a Lensbaby Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) photo i shot earlier this week. I tried a few lens and lighting combinations on the day, and i think the strongest results come from using the 100mm f2.8 canon macro with a polaroid ringflash hung off […]


Sea Holly – Eryngium Maritimum

Sea Holly - Eryngium Maritimum

Lovely Sea Holly – Eryngium Maritimum macro shot with a colourful background, taken using the Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens with a polaroid ringflash hung off my 430EXII speedlite.   Sea Holly – Eryngium Maritimum, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This and the other photos on the site are all © Jason […]


Sea Holly Macro

Sea Holly Macro

It’s been way too long since I last uploaded any floral shots, so i was really pleased to have a chance to photograph some amazing Sea Holly (Eryngium maritimum) flowers earlier this week. I tried out several lens and lighting combinations, i think the strongest set of shots come from using the 100mm f2.8 canon macro […]


50mm of Spring (part 2) Daffodils

Daffodils

By Jason Swain. Second in todays long overdue return to flower photos, again there’s nothing too fancy here, just a couple of humble daffodils, backlit by the early morning sun, shot with a 50mm at f1.2 for a nice shallow depth of field effect. 50mm of Spring part two -Daffodils, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– […]


50mm of Spring – Daffodil

50mm of Spring - Daffodil

About time i took some more flower photos, nothing too fancy here, just a humble daffodil enjoying the morning sun. Shot with a very shallow DoF on the borrowed 50mm at f1.2, and with a little grain added during post production in Adobe Lightroom. 50mm of Spring – Daffodil, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– ©2012 Jason […]


Tulip Monday Blues

Tulip Blues

Not long now… It’s definitely still winter here but the first little signs of spring are beginning to show. Till then, some archive Tulip (s) from Ventnor Botanical Garden given a little flypaper texture treatment to brighten up your Monday and blow away those blues. Tulip Monday Blues, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– This and the other […]


Montbretia Melody

Montbretia Melody

Montbretia, an old flame… revisited. Need the warmth this morning, so found some Monbretia in the archives. I’m just heading off to surf and the temp is below zero! This was shot with the Lensbaby Muse (f5.6) and processed in Lightroom. Montbretia Melody, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. ———————————– This and the other photos on the site are […]


Caryopteris x clandonensis

Caryopteris x clandonensis, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Or heavenly blue as its otherwise known. Because we (northern hemisphere dwellers) all need a little bit of summer in our lives this week. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, All Rights Reserved This image is not available for use on websites, blogs or other media without the explicit written […]


Nifty Fifty Sea Pink Thrifty Bokeh Wednesday

Nifty Fifty Sea Pink Thrifty Bokeh Wednesday, originally uploaded by s0ulsurfing. Thrift wildflowers taken with the 50mm f1.8 whilst waiting for waves up on the cliffs overlooking compton bay where on another day you might see ladybirds or kestrels or sheep or cows and once in a blue moon, good surf. ———————————– ©2011 Jason Swain, […]


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