One of the most interesting parts of the whole wedding process is how the bride and groom celebrate their last few days of “freedom” in the respective Stag and Hen parties. For David and Jo’s wedding in June I was invited to join the “boys” as they celebrated in Brighton.
The opportunity for a week’s winter sun with a friend came my way in March, so I was only too happy to visit one of my favourite canary islands – Lanzarote. My travelling companion has recently bought a DSLR camera and was hoping I could give him some instruction, which was all the incentive I needed to load my camera gear into my suitcase and head off.
Early January usually marks my annual skiing holiday, and 2015 was no different. I always travel with a camera, but because of the active nature of a skiing holiday I took my trusty (and tiny) Olympus Mju away with me. Although only 5MP and with no manual settings the Mju is basic, but that’s no reason why with some care over composition and exposure it can’t produce some excellent photos, to help remember a great holiday.
In mid October my girlfriend and I were invited to join her parents for a long weekend in the Seaside town of Lyme Regis. An early finish on Friday, a detour to High Wycombe to deliver a framed print (see Paul Rivett Special), and 4 hours in the car got us there safe and sound and in good time to enjoy the weekend. Although not specifically a photography weekend that didn’t stop me from packing camera, tripod and lenses with the hope of getting some shots of the picturesque harbour and town. Unfortunately the weather conspired against me and I only had a 2 hour window on Saturday afternoon to go out and shoot, however for just 2 hours I was delighted with the results. Continue reading
Once again the promise of nice weather at the weekend and the curious discovery of having nothing planned was all the impetus I needed for a last-minute trip to the beautiful town of Southwold on the Suffolk coast. This weekend was planned as a peaceful rest for a couple of days, and since my girlfriend would be coming with me a full on photo weekend was out of the question, however the didn’t stop me from bringing along my retro styled Fuji X100…