Colour macro photograph of a pink and yellow hydrangea flower. Shot with a Polaroid macro lens on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #macrophotography

Nature macro photography: Six-legged mountaineers and other treasures

This is such a wonderful time of year for taking pictures in the garden. I often think I would love a 'proper' macro lens but there's a special kind of joy in using my cheap (and I do mean cheap - just over a tenner!) Polaroid macro lens attachment to capture beautiful details. I found … Continue reading Nature macro photography: Six-legged mountaineers and other treasures

Close-up colour photograph of a silver tabby kitten with yellow eyes and a fierce expression on its face, among the leaves of a hedge. Pet photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #petphotography

Plant babies and a demonic hedge kitten

I'm taking a quick break from writing, and rambling about writing, to bring you photos of green things and fluffy things... When we got these alpine plug plants for the flower beds last autumn, they were absolutely tiny. Each one was about half the size of my thumb. Now they're growing so fast and filling … Continue reading Plant babies and a demonic hedge kitten

Colour macro photograph of a small pink flower and green leaves against a purple background. Shot with a Polaroid macro lens on a Sony Alpha a550 dSLR. Nature photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #naturephotography #fineartphotography

After the frost: Flower photography

We've had some chilly days over winter but this tiny survivor has lived and blossomed through storms, ice and snow.

Colour photograph of a sparkler with fairy lights in the background. Fine art photography by Tanya Simone Simpson. #artphotography #fineartphotography

Earthbound stars: Sparkler photography

My husband brought these sparklers home for me last year specifically so I could take photos of them, but I put them in a drawer and forgot about them...until a couple of weeks ago! There's still most of the packet left, so lots more opportunities for pictures. Now I'm thinking up interesting things to do … Continue reading Earthbound stars: Sparkler photography