Sunday, 27 September 2009

Dogs to match the season

One of the major loves of my life is walking - on top of the downs, along the sea wall, around a town - wherever. It's nearly always the case that when you don't have your camera on you, there is one amazing view or sunset just in front of you which has to be saved to memory. When I do bother to carry my enormously heavy camera and lens with me, I can walk for hours and see nothing that is worth saving to memory card! But when you get the kind of stunning weather we've been getting this autumn there is little decision to be made - it goes with me everywhere! Two recent early morning walks with friends and their dogs resulted in these gorgeous shots of Jekka and Fudge looking glorious in their shiny red coats in the autumn sunshine... Dog photography... another great idea!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Food, Glorious Food

I've had great excitement in the last week with the arrival, finally, of my new camera and lens. This is the beginning of a whole new world of photography for me and I'm already very excited about what they both can do. At the moment there seems to be a general lack of time in my life, so without even looking at the manuals (only available on-line - really annoying) I set off to the Ludlow Food Festival to have some fun with it.

Ludlow prides itself on staging the best Food Festival of it's kind in the country - and I'd have to agree with them. It was a glorious day, hordes of people and the queues were enough to put off the most patient of man-kind. So, my friend and I decided to relax and let the atmosphere take over and we had the most delightful day - tasting everything we could get our greedy paws on - from cheese to meats and from locally brewed ales to the finest of wines. My camera came out whenever there was a gap in the crowd and I had great fun capturing a few close-ups of delicious stuff. Food photography..... now there's a thought!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A Windy Visit to Norfolk

It's been quiet on the blogging front due to a 4 day trip to Norfolk where I had 5 commissions for family portrait sessions. Fantastic! - or so I thought until I looked at the weather forecast at the beginning of last week. As we all know, Autumn well and truly started, and Norfolk was treated to Force 8 gales along the coast. Sadly, none of my intentions to do at least 2 of the sessions on the stunning, wide, sandy beaches along the north Norfolk coast could be realized and in fact both those sessions had to be postponed until another time. That is the nature of photography when you specialize in a style like mine which means working outside, with the weather. Never mind, it's a great excuse to go back and visit Wiverton Hall Cafe again - great food and spectacular views. I KNOW it would work in Hampshire, in the right place, with the right money...... In the meantime, here's a taster of some the lovely families I met last week.