Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Blue sky and clouds

I went for a walk and stopped in a little meadow for a drink. Having decided that it was impossible to take a nice landscape photo due to the unpleasant pylons in every shot I opted for the sky. The clouds were pretty fantastic.

Friday, 25 June 2010


Yesterday Squishy and I went to Brookdale park. We climbed trees, jumped off logs and swung from branches. She jumped from this mound of earth at least 10 times!

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


After yesterday's post I thought I'd try some more park photos but that are ever so slightly different. They're not the best shots ever, and they would have been better if I'd planned in advance and taken my tripod or at the very least had someone else to push the swing! But I still like them and like the idea.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Play park

Just a few family album type shots of the girls playing in the park when I was visiting family up in Teesdale during the half term holidays. I always find that black and white photos work much better in these settings, possibly because the colours of play grounds tend to be rather miss match, worn out and awful looking!

For this last shot I decided to edit it and use sepia because it adds a bit more depth, the other photo's were taken in black and white rather than edited afterwards.

Monday, 21 June 2010

The Priory Church

Wandering around the church in Cartmel, Cumbria I took a few snap shots of interest to me.

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Two shots from the BBU show where we spent our holiday a few weeks ago. Again, a tripod would have really aided this photo experience, as would have being stood up and not sat down in the crowd :-)

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Creepy Crawlies

An afternoon at the Manchester Museum. The stick insect was not the most co-operative of models but the spider was fantastic, apparently she hadn't moved for hours! However, the lighting wasn't fantastic and the photos came out really quite orange so I've had to play with things a bit more to get them to look right. I'm still not happy with Mrs. Spider's appearance but she'll have to do.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Drip drip drip

This would have been a lot easier had I been using a tripod and not doing it hand held! Water is one of the most fantastic objects for photography.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Monday, 14 June 2010

More little fluffy things

Or should that be feathery things? Mummy swan and her cygnets.

I know these aren't the best photos ever but they are cute and we had some goslings yesterday so it felt fitting to have the swans today.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Sibling goslings.

Weekend break for Nathan and I involved chasing little goslings around Grange-over-sands with my camera!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Aviation museum

I took quite a few photos of small details on engine parts but I'm obviously struggling to focus correctly as many of them are blurred. These two worked just fine. They're brakes from something but I'm not actually sure what!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Don't want to!!

Squishy at my cousin's wedding, having to move from one place to another, the first place being an interesting castle, the second being a field where the photographs were being taken. Once she got to the field she was happy running around (well most of the time) but had more moments of refusal....

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Under the pier

(at the beach from a previous photo not so long ago...)

What you can see of the pier was pretty much all that was left, we certainly couldn't have gone for a walk down it!

I was quite impressed with my bottle find. We also discovered a number of deceased crabs, a star fish, those little red sea anemones and various other beach type items.

Monday, 7 June 2010


Sunlight and water always a pleasant picture make.