I forgot to post my journey to sparkles, but since they happened during the mizzle that was the weather, the reason I postponed week 23 in the first place, I decided to do a gallery of all the shots for the last few weeks. Click on the first photo to open the gallery and follow my sparkly weather journey. Enjoy.
Honestly, there is mizzle. You can see the results on the rose leaves. I realised I was being rained on as I tried to capture the sparkles on the rose’s leaves.
You can sort of see the results in the pond.
Sometimes the most mundane things provide what you seek.
See! It is raining. Proof in the drops on the wind screen1
You can`t really call them raindrops, now, can you.
You have to look closely, but the sparkles are there, running along the length of the grasses and stems.
This is another that you have to look at carefully to see the sparkles. Once again, they line the stalks and stems.
The next village over is just visible in the distance, as the sky takes on a more interesting aspect.
I don’t know why, but this photo captures me every time I see it.
A cluster of diamonds sparkle at the centre of this, I am certain; caught in a stray ray of sun.
Lady’s Mantle is always a miracle after rain. The raindrops sit like diamonds on the velvet leaves, like gems on a lady’s cloak.
ISO 200; F20; 1/10; 24mm
One morning, at about 6:00, I saw this. The morning sun blazed over the darkening clouds.
As we drove home last Sunday, one of my favourite views looked like this.
They move like troops across the world.
The barley field around the corner from the house. The clouds were still high, but they flew inexorably across the horizon.
Stormy Tuesday again. The evening sun blazed through the clouds, lighting my foreground, but not the clouds, so a polarising filter was not necessary to see both.
The evening that was forecast to be stormy.
I love this shot and how it turned out.
Again, the sun broke through to light part of the ground, as dark clouds amassed above.