Friday, 12 October 2012

Bright Bug, Dark Access & Emerald Woods

"Pentatomidae Cantao Ocellatus" :- This bug is part of the Pentatomidae family and it's Latin name is "Cantao Ocellatus" . The joy of having a house up in the mountains of Thailand is that I don't really have to go looking for things to photograph as a lot of the time they come to he house and find me! This exquisite bug was sunning itself on a leaf in our front yard so I grabbed he camera, stuck it on macro mode and grabbed the shot before I missed the chance. It was only approximately 20 millimeters (2 centimeters) in length and I was fascinated by its markings and bright colors.

"Into The Unknown" :- I surprised myself with this shot as it turned out to look far more "arty" than I had expected it too. This was shot down on Brighton seafront (on the south coast of England) in an area known as "Black Rock" near Brighton Marina. It's a public subway for pedestrians and cyclists which is supposed to ensure their safety but in all honesty it looks like it could put people in more danger than anything else. A completely blind right angled corner means that at any time of the day or night you cannot see who's coming or who's on the other side. A strategically placed mirror up in the left corner would be a help but there isn't simply take your chances as well as your life in your hands. Visually fun top play with but if you are needing to use it to get somewhere then there's nothing to smile about.

"Forest Stump" :- I love how any form of rot or decomposition leads to other forms of life. The process of this tree stump crumbling and breaking down has lead to the moss staring to take it over along the bind weed and ivy. The rich greens in this image are stunning. It was a very quiet hour whilst I was walking around within this large copse of trees on the Sussex downs. Just the odd bird singing with leaves rustling in the wind, no cars or motorbikes. No people shouting or talking. No hard sell or advertisements blaring out. Just peace and natural quiet.

All Photography © Justin Hill