So I haven’t written a blog post in a while. In fact I’m completely guilty of abandoning it for a few years! What happened? Well, I suppose life got in the way. Working full time, running a business in my spare time and day to day ups and downs means writing a blog post comes fairly low on the list.
A selection of bright, colourful, sunshiny snaps from the garden. Read more
It’s nice to get out in the fresh air, when the sun is (kind of) out and it’s not freezing and wet. Last weekend we took a circular walk near the village of Cuddington in Buckinghamshire. The fields were full of bright yellow rape and everything was green and lush, which resulted in some great photos.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the weather’s been pretty wild and wooly lately. If nothing else this weather makes from some interesting photography, so I thought I’d share some of my photos from a recent wet, windy and occasionally sunny weekend by the sea in Cornwall.
I’ve recently returned from a few days in Venice. I’d never been before but was struck my the texture and colour of the city, especially when we were lucky enough to have a day of beautiful weather without a cloud in the sky. The bright blue really set off the whites, yellows and reds of the buildings, so much so I felt the need to try and re-photograph everything I had taken pictures of the day before as it looked so much better.
You can see a million photos on the internet of the iconic buildings, canals and gondolas, so in this post I’ve rounded up some of the images that most show off the rich colour, weathered textures and beautiful stone in the city. I hope you enjoy them.
I’ve put together some autumn colour palettes to feast your eyes on. There’s so much great colour at this time of year, and I feel I need to keep taking pictures of it before it all disappears. Little colour palettes seem the obvious choice to record the variety and vibrancy of the red, yellows, green and browns at the time of year. What I love about making these colour palettes is the unexpected colours you can find, some that seem totally out of context. I could spend hours finding the exact colour combinations.
I’m making this week’s linoprint on a Sunday. I usually make them on Monday but as tomorrow is a bank holiday and I’m hoping that I’ll end up doing something super interesting and magnificent (hmmm maybe…) I thought I’d create my linoprint a day early.
I spent another summer afternoon taking billions and billions of photos of the garden (again). Once I start I just can’t stop, and I take about 30 shots of each plant, cat, vegetable, scene…you get the picture. The sun was just so nice yesterday afternoon and the plants and things were looking so beautiful as the sun got lower. I always try and take photos so you can’t see the fence, or the house, or the neighbour’s aerial too much so that it looks like i’m in some remote tranquil oasis.