A Bright & Peaceful Spring!

As I photographed one of my friends at college yesterday, I ceased the opportunity to take a few photos with the Canon EOS 1200D (provided by Croydon College), including my iPhone 5 and because of the lovely Spring weather, I was able to set the aperture correctly to produce them.

Below are the details of the photograph, which show what the focal length was, as well as the exposure time including the F number, which was 5.6:

Dimensions: 5184 x 3456
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 1200D
Colour Space: RGB
Colour Profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Focal Length: 45
Alpha Channel: No
Red Eye: No
F Number: 5.6
Exposure Program: 3
Exposure Time: 1/500

Date of Photograph Taken: Wednesday 20th April 2016

Below is the photograph that I took yesterday whilst at college.


Below are some of the photos I also took yesterday, but with my iPhone.




Overall, I loved yesterday’s warm and relaxing weather, and I hope to produce more photos like this again soon.

If you liked this article, including the photographs, then please feel free to submit feedback. All feedback is much appreciated.

Also, before I conclude, it is with such sadness to announce that the Iconic Music Legend, Prince Rogers Nelson, has passed away at the age of 57. Very soon, I will be publishing a tribute article in which I will pay my respects to him and everyone he knows at such a sad time.

Alex Smithson

Photography | Nature is now Blog of the Year 2013!!!

Hello everyone!!! I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you bloggers and all of you viewers out there for visiting this blog. Without you all, I wouldn’t have got this far in the first 6 months, and to top it all off, Photography | Nature has passed the 1,000+ view mark and has become the Blog of the Year for 2013. I owe a massive thank you to Vijay Shah of the HalfEatenMind blog who nominated me for the 5* on the Blog of the Year 2013 award, and also a massive thank you to Ajay of the Ajaytao2010 blog for the 1* to make it 6*. Another great announcement is that Vijay of the HalfEatenMind blog has just won the Blog of the Year 2013 award as well!!! To follow his blog, the link is below…and again, thanks for a wonderful first 6 months

Thank you Vijay and Ajay, without you both, I wouldn’t have won the Blog of the Year 2013 award, and a massive congratulations to you Vijay for winning the Blog of the Year 2013 award, you deserved it as well and have a Happy New Year Vijay Shah and also Ajay Tao :-)!!!

Have a Happy New Year, and I’ll see you all in 2014 :-)!!!!!!!!!

Vijay Shah’s HalfEatenMind blog: halfeatenmind.wordpress.com

Ajay Tao’s Ajaytao2010 blog: ajaytao2010.wordpress.com

The Silhouettes of Darkness, Light & Wonderwebs

Hello, I took these photos over the past couple of weeks, and I captured a couple of silhouettes of plants and leaves.

I’ve captured a great silhouette of a darkened rosebud, making the sky around it look cloudy and dark like a thunderstorm is brewing.

I also got a silhouette photo of some leaves, but in the picture, can you see the funny side of the photo that I see?

Spiders are always known for crafting their territory of cobwebs, making it home-sweet-home, so I wanted to get a few photos close-up, though getting a photo of a spider close-up when it’s on its own cobweb can be difficult, so I focused the camera on something far and wide first and put the camera into Auto-Focus (AF) mode for these spider photos to turn out as they are.

A couple of pictures of the Red Berries were perfect, as I managed to get a photo of a few of them by zooming in. To get a bigger picture of a red berry, however, I managed to zoom in almost completely to get the features on the red berry itself.

To finish this off, I have also included a photo of the Imperial War Museum that I took around 2 months ago.

The video ‘The Silhouettes of Darkness, Light & Wonderwebs’ is now available to watch. Apologies for the long delay.

Feel free to drop me an email via the contact form on this site, or even drop a comment at the end of this post.

Thank you for your patience! It was really appreciated.

A Fantastic Day Out at Battersea Park! – The Video

Hello again! I wanted to let you all know that the video has almost finished uploading to YouTube, and will be available to watch soon on this blog.

I almost forgot, I’ve just uploaded 10 more wallpapers to ‘Nature’s Wonders’ on Dropbox for all of you to download to your iPhone and iPod touch:


Update: The video is now available to view in 1080p HD, so thank you all so much for another incredible month, and I’ll continue to post more over September.

Check back on Sunday 1st September for the new header I previously mentioned. I made the header to reflect all four seasons of each year.

and again…Thank you!

A Fantastic Day Out at Battersea Park!

Hello! Just as promised, I have got photos today of Battersea Park, as the weather was chilling, and I wanted to share a lot of photos like flowers, and also panoramic photos as well.

As the weather was perfect today, I got a few good photos of sunflowers that blossomed, and I also took 3 panoramic photos of the city landscape.

To much of a cute surprise, I managed to get a photo of someone’s dachshund (a.k.a. sausage dog) clutching a stick in its mouth, and it was the same dog that jumped in the fountain twice to fetch his tennis ball.

To round off the last few days of August, I am putting together a video of all these photos, and the video will also contain 2 video clips of the fountain launching the water up high. I will upload the video tomorrow, and will let all of you know via a blog post when it finishes uploading and processing.

If I forgot to mention about some of these photos, I apologise, feel free to save these as wallpapers for your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad anytime you like.

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A Web of Flowers

As autumn nears, I wanted to make the most of the nice weather whilst I could before it starts to get cold, so I’ve uploaded a few photos of the weather before and during the heavy rainfall from yesterday.

If the nice, warm and breezy weather holds for Tuesday, I may be able to get a lot of photos at Battersea Park, so I’m hoping this good weather lasts.

On the 1st September I will be updating the header on this blog to reflect this autumn, and winter months soon to come. It is a simple, sunrise-based header, with bold text to make it look simplistic.

I have uploaded them as they are on here if you want to save them as an iPad wallpaper, and I almost forgot to mention, I have added at least 8 new wallpapers to the folder ‘Nature’s Wonders’ on Dropbox. I have provided a link below, so feel free anytime to download and use these as an iPhone or iPod touch wallpaper.


Keep your eyes peeled, as I will update this post with a video of these photos when the video has finished uploading and processing.

Update: The video has finished uploading and processing, and here it is.

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A Blossoming Friendship!

Hello!! I was away for a few days after getting snaps of Mallows and Roses. To cut this short, I took lesser photos as I’m doing another blog post tomorrow from when I get back from Battersea Park, so I’ve put the photos below for a full-size download.

I have provided a Dropbox link below of these photos (cropped) in a folder named ‘Nature’s Wonders’, so if you want to save these photos for your iPod touch and iPhone 5, you just tap on the picture you want to save, then tap & hold, and then press ‘Save Image’ and it.


Stay tuned, as I’m also uploading a video to YouTube of these photos.

Update: Just as promised, the video is now available to watch, it plays better in 1080p HD.

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Tabby Cat Makes Its First Appearance For The Camera!

Hello again! I apologize for being away for over a week, but to make it up to all of you, I have made a video of the Tabby Cat, and it is uploading to YouTube now. I often noticed during recording that the cat was looking to prey on something it could find, it pounced, but I wasn’t entirely sure whether the Tabby Cat was preying on more than one insect in the grass. I did use the zoom on some parts of the 3-clipped video, but you could say it appeared to be more focused on what it could prey on before sitting down for its rest.

I’ve also set a photo of the Tabby Cat as the featured image of this blog post, and you are free to use it as a wallpaper anytime.

As soon as the video goes live on YouTube, I’ll include it in this blog post for all of you to see.

Update: The video is now available to watch on YouTube, and will now be on here for all of you to watch.

A Great Day Out At Kelsey Park! – The Video

Hello, and welcome back to the first blog post for August! I am in the process of making a video, and will upload it to YouTube as soon as it is finished.

I initially was going to upload the video yesterday, but it would have taken too long to upload,  as I did a blog post of this previous for the photos late yesterday evening.

Once the video has processed and goes live on YouTube, I will include it in this post for all of you to see.

[UPDATE]: The video is now available to watch on YouTube, and also from this post. Enjoy!

Feel free to comment below your thoughts of the video, and please share this post with your friends.