21 July 2016


I hadn't expected to be 'away' for a couple of months (or more), but life has been doing things which has kept me away from my blog. It will continue to do so for a while yet, but hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things eventually.

In the meantime, I did something I hadn't done for four years, and that was photograph a baby. I know quite a few proper newborn photographers whose work is simply stunning; and I know how difficult it can be. I recognised that this wasn't going to be up to their standard(s) but I hoped I could still manage a few nice pictures of Alfie and his mum.

When I got there, I quickly realised Alfie was an extremely handsome boy.

And that his mum is quite rightly besotted with him.

He was so good, and didn't cry at all.

But eventually tiredness won the day and he nodded off. 

4 May 2016

Bluebells at Badbury Clump

A couple of weeks' ago, T and I headed over to Badbury Clump as we'd heard the bluebells were out.

It was quite busy, with the usual dog-walkers, and lots of families with young children.

But we still managed to get some nice shots.

Nothing else is quite like a bluebell wood, is it?

Thanks for the lift, T xx

22 April 2016

Lenny's Lizards

Lenny's Lizards recently paid a visit to Camera Club.

It was so cool to take shots of some very beautiful creatures.

I have to say none of them worried me too much, although I was aware it was a very 'controlled' environment.

We all enjoyed it so much, we're going to invite them back again.

24 March 2016

Misty Sunrise at Lechlade

A couple of weekends ago, I let myself be persuaded to get up at [very] stupid o'clock 
to go in search of misty sunrise pictures.

After much debate, we decided Lechlade might be a good place, 
so we could factor The Thames into any misty landscapes.

I am not someone who has previously enjoyed landscape photography, but since getting my 
wide angle lens after last Christmas, it's growing on me.

We managed a good couple of hours there before the mist turned into thick fog, and we 
couldn't see more than 6 feet in front of ourselves, let alone across the river.

Thanks for talking me into it, Lou and Tracey, and thanks for driving, T. xx

15 March 2016

First Visit of the Year to the Nature Reserve

On Saturday afternoon I went with Lou and Tracey over to Letcombe Valley Nature Reserve. None of us had been there yet this year.

Whilst they concentrated on birds, I went for a wander with two cameras: One using my macro lens, the other a zoom.

Despite it still being fairly 'wintry', there was plenty to photograph.