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Monday 25 February 2013

School Prospectus Photography in the North...

Just before half term I returned to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to take photographs in a school which I've been to a couple of times before to take pictures for their prospectus. This time, however, they had their long awaited brand new soopa doopa premises! Talk about state of the art! Thank you to the executive head teacher for allowing me to use the photographs on my website.

quiet reading time

Looks like the plughole's blocked again!

dance class

ipad lessons
learning how to do forwards rolls

IT lesson


the boys trying to get in on the act during playtime!


Saturday 16 February 2013

My Gorgeous Nephew...

I couldn't resist putting a few pictures of my 6 week old baby nephew Edward on my blog...he is so cute!  This is my sister, Alex, and my brother-in-law Shaw who are very lucky to have a little boy who sleeps all night! 

HMS Illustrious arrives in Liverpool...

What a beautiful day for photographing big ships it was! My task was to photograph the HMS Illustrious from Seacombe as she turned in the dock in front of the Liver Buildings. What I didn't know was when she was going to turn and where so I had to gamble on the best place to stand on the lengthy promenade and should I stand to the left or the right of the ferry terminal as it could block my view. Now I don't know much about ships so I had to ask the man next to me if it looked like she was turning, which she was, just not quite where I had banked! So I had to peg it further down the promenade to get the perfect angle and this is what I got as she swung round. You can see more pictures in the Liverpool Echo
captured from lots of different viewpoints!

and in black and white!

      and four days later she's off again! 

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Dog Blog Update...

I thought it was time for a blog update on my dog, my Parson Russell Scampi who is now 18mts old. As is the norm for my dog, she is constantly begging for food and in all three pictures she is doing just that! The strange object in her mouth known as a Kong is brought to me on a very regular basis for filling up with chicken gravy bone biscuits.

For anyone into cameras, the pictures were shot with a Canon 50mm f1.8, at 1.8 and flash. Not bad for such a cheap lens and pin sharp on the eyes! I'm thinking of up-grading to the faster and quieter f1.4, although the f1.2L is calling me too but I'm pretty sure I'd rarely use it at the 1.2 end very often. The main plus for me is it's water-tight but whether or not that is worth the extra money, I'm not so sure. No, it's really not....the f1.4 it is! 

This is also for my good friend and former room-mate Elissa in Ottowa, the dog says 'hi'!! xx 

I nearly forgot to say, Scampi won 2nd prettiest bitch and 3rd best coat and condition at Kildale Show in Yorkshire last summer!!


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