August Break 2016 :: Clematis Jackmanii

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Canon 70D | 1/80 sec @ f/9.0 | ISO 320 | Focal length 33m | Les: EF-S18-135mm

From one single bloom to a mass of flowers in a day short of two weeks, this is the second photo to follow the progress of the Clematis Jackmanii in my garden.

The August Break 2016 community photo challenge commences today (see the link to the details in the sidebar) with the optional prompt being ‘Morning Light’. Unfortunately, morning light in my part of the world was very grey and drab today, but these wonderful purple blooms lit up my day in spite of the overcast skies above me.

Are you joining in with The August Break 2016? Leave a link in the comments if you are, I’d love to see your photos.

The Jackmanii Project | First Bloom

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1/40 sec at f/8 | Focal length 50mm | ISO 100 | Lens: EF50mm Compact Macro f/2.5

This week I discovered the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge and it’s all about ‘zooming in on the details’. As fortune would have it, the first bloom on the Clematis Jackmanii in the garden decided to open its petals to the world yesterday, providing an opportunity to crack out the macro lens in an effort to record the details of this lovely variety of Clematis. Every year this climber winds itself in, around and through a rose arch bearing a pretty pink single rose (taking over the show as the rose blooms are fading) continuing to flower until the middle of August, or later some years, and often flowering again in September.

For some time I’ve been looking  for a photography project and the Jackmanii’s journey over the next few weeks will fit the bill beautifully.