Circle Of Light (Lens Flare), Wisley
Update: Still no broadband, but I am alive! New router coming this weekend, then I hope to be back online.
Gosh - first post in a week. Please note - it may be a little while before I can respond to any comments or messages. Our home internet has failed and O2 are being very slow about fixing it. This is a post made from work, having copied the image to USB and shuttled it into the City. All somewhat overwraught. Hopefully O2's support people will fix the home connection before too long and normal service can be resumed.
This shot is another from my RHS Wisley series from a couple of weeks back. There's a nice circular ring of flare and some natural vignetting, so I have left it uncorrected. This was just a straight shot taken before putting the ND filter on for Wing Tips (Butterfly Sunset), Wisley.
By way of one quick off topic note, I'd give a huge recommendation to anyone within striking distance of London for the "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition currently showing at The Natural History Museum.
Since joining Flickr, I've got used to flicking through the pages of photography magazines and finding the quality distinctly poorer than the average Flickr post. Even in higher end titles like "Professional Photographer" you find much applauded reader images which would barely attract notice on Flickr. Just yesterday in The Metro there was a page of insect photos dressed as news which could have been titled "Clueless Journalist Is Told About Macro Photography By Friend". A five second search on Flickr could have wiped out every image they featured.
The "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" exhibition is an exception to this. The quality of images is stunning. A class above anything I have seen in the last twelve months and a must see if geography allows.
Hope you're all having a great time - I can't wait to catch up once I emerge from this temporary dark-age.
Update: Lots of people seem to be finding this image from a "circle lens flare" search. If that's you, I hope it helped!