Photographing butterflies

Last week was a short week at work for me as I had the day off (and a pressing engagement) on Friday with some tropical butterflies at RHS Wisley! I was on a macro photography course with insect photographer extraordinaire Adrian Davies. The course took place in the morning where we were allowed 2 hours Read more about Photographing butterflies[…]

En Francais

This year for Christmas we were lucky enough to go and visit James dad, step mum and their two little dogs who live near a town called Fougere in France. We took the car across by Ferry a couple of days before Christmas so when we arrived everyone was really getting into the Christmas spirit. Read more about En Francais[…]

Taking great photos at Oxgrow

One of the fantastic things about living in Oxfordshire is all the fab events that you can attend. I spotted the above flyer in the newsletter for Oxgrow a local edible community garden (you can find out more about them here). The photography workshop really appealed to me as since buying a second hand DSLR Read more about Taking great photos at Oxgrow[…]

A tale of two fishes (and a mermaid)

Bob the fish has arrived and is now happily settled to the side of my desk (perfect dark corner for him and I get to see him without loosing any precious desk space). When he first arrived he didn’t have anything to play with in his tank so as well as getting a filter to Read more about A tale of two fishes (and a mermaid)[…]

Harcourt arboretum

During the day of all Hallows eve myself and Friend Sian took our ‘proper cameras’ (the ones you have to manually fiddle with before you take the shot) to Harcourt Arboretum to visit the trees and hopefully catch a bit of the magic of the season on film. These are the results: As you can Read more about Harcourt arboretum[…]

Stroll to Strawberry Hill

On Sunday Zoe and I headed off on adventures for my Birthday. Instead of buying me a present to unwrap Zoe had given me the gift of visiting a historic house Strawberry Hill (with bonus sculptures – more of them later) and lunch. The house was built back in the 18th Century by Horace Walpole as a home Read more about Stroll to Strawberry Hill[…]

A hoggie invasion

Last Sunday I shut the hens away a little later than usual and became aware of a rustling in the undergrowth by the run. On closer inspection we found this little fellow trying to get into the run to eat the girls meallyworms. The next day I went into our local pet shop for some Read more about A hoggie invasion[…]

A photo trip to Giffords

A week ago I spotted a new post on Nell Giffords blog, in a joint promotion with Olympus Cameras they were giving 100 happy snappers (& one guest) a chance to test out the newest Olympus camera on some of the Circus acts. Expert camera guidance would also be provided by pro photographer Damian McGillicuddy. Read more about A photo trip to Giffords[…]