Category Archives: Portsmouth

The Warrior.

The Warrior, originally uploaded by Kimb0lene.

December started off with a beautiful morning in Portsmouth. Don’t think we’ve seen the blue sky since.

HMS Warrior, taken with iPhone 5.


The Summer Fog. Olympus E-PL3

The Summer Fog. Olympus E-PL3, originally uploaded by Kimb0lene.

Saturday was one of the nicest days of the year: sunny and warm. Couldn’t ask for much more.

Later in the evening the foghorns started blaring in the harbour and the fog rolled in. This was the second time in a week this had happened.

I took this picture as the fog rolled in over the neighbouring houses. An external light came on which gave one of the chimneys a nice silhouette.

Taken with Olympus E-PL3 and 40-150 Lens

The Bee. Olympus E-PL3

The Bee. Olympus E-PL3, originally uploaded by Kimb0lene.

I’ve been buying wildlife friendly flowers for my patio garden in an attempt to attract bees, butterflies and birds. The bees have been the first to arrive. No butterflies or birds yet, but I’m working on it.

The Bumble Bee in the Garden. Olympus E-PL3

This is a new plant I bought for the patio garden, with the intention of attracting bees and insects. I only have a little patch of wildlife heaven at the moment, but I hope to increase it.

HMS Warrior – Jubilee Edition

HMS Warrior – Jubilee Edition, originally uploaded by Kimb0lene.

HMS Warrior all dressed up in flags to celebrate the Jubilee.

Taken with iPhone4 and processed with the CameraBag app.

Flowery Friends & Focus Stacking

Flowery Friends, originally uploaded by Kimb0lene.

I took quite a few pictures of flowers with my Olympus Digital 35MM F3.5 Macro lens yesterday. I had one picture of the two daisies where the joining petals were in focus and one where the centre of each flower was in focus. They were both ok but one their own they were nothing great.

I did a bit of research and discovered Focus Stacking – I think this is what I was looking for. I downloaded a trial version of Helicon Focus and the two pictures were merged into one. It worked out quite well for a first attempt.

This is the results of the Focus Stack procedure.

Colours of Spring. Olympus E-PL3

It doesn’t feel like spring today, so here are some nice, bright spring colours to compensate.

I really like the contrasting colours in this one.
Taken with my Olympus E-PL3 and Olympus Zuiko Diital 35MM F3.5 Macro Lens