Ben Henderson Taken with Nikon D800 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor Micro 40mm f/2.8G

Die with your boots on Taken with Nikon D700 + 55mm f/1.2 Pre Ai

- To die whilst being active.

The term die with your boots on originated in the 17th century and meant ‘to be hanged’. It evolved by the 19th century into meaning to die at work or at war and now simply means to die whilst being active.

October Leaves Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor Micro 40mm f/2.8G

October Leaves Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor Micro 40mm f/2.8G

October Leaves Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor Micro 40mm f/2.8G

Madagascar Quartz Taken with Nikon D700 + 55mm f/1.2 Pre Ai

Today I fell asleep up a tree in woodland gardens, I emptied my pockets, took off my shoes and socks, climbed right to the top, got cosy and fell asleep giving it a cuddle. Its the first embrace that has truely touched my heart in a while. I felt so peacefully swaying with the branches in the breeze. It’s something that I can’t put into words but my silence, as always, is filled with love.

Mushroom Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor Micro 40mm f/2.8G

Somebodies Worst Nightmare Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

Handsome Devil Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

I know what I need to do next time now. I didn’t shoot enough frames on this one but I’ve found a better way of looping things like clouds.

Taken with Nikon D700 + Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G (N)

I’ve come to realise that I’ve been doing all of these GIFs because it’s a challenge. Making these is the opposite of the fast passed snapping of the street photography I’ve got so comfortable and confident doing. Each one takes a long time to make and a lot of planning. If you make a mistake you may not suffer the consequences until you’re twenty minutes of processing/shooting down the line ..or worse.

To improve in any form of creative media you’ve got to throw yourself out of your comfort zone and start from the bottom again to progress. I think this GIF is terrible but It’s less terrible than the last one I did. It’s the progress I’ve made which I’m happy about.

I’ve got a load more of these and some ‘proper photographs’ from the same shoot which I’ll be uploading progressively throughout the week. It’s pretty obvious that I ballsed this one up haha