Tuesday, 10 April 2012

W is for Wine

Nathan and I went out for a rare meal, sans les enfants, on Sunday evening. Then we went for a drink or two in a bar. Here is photographic evidence of the light weight that he is.
One glass and he's off....

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Raby Trees.

As well as having lovely swans, Raby Castle also has some pretty impressive trees.

I was attempting to create that looming, scary haunted building look but ended up with more of a simple silhouette!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Raby Swans.

Today Raby Castle had an Easter egg treasure hunt in their large gardens so we took our children along to have some fun. Afterwards we went for a walk around the grounds, alongside the castle and moat.

And that was when we met the swans, and I took some photos!

Friday, 6 April 2012

River Eden

Sunshine and rivers always make for lovely pictures. Yesterday we decided to drive to our hometown for Easter weekend. Usually we go up the M1 (because it's quicker) but the views up the M6 and across the pennines along the A66 are so much better, and with the lovely sunshine and recent snow it seemed like a good plan!

We stopped at a little town called Kirkby Stephen, popped into a lovely Cafe and then fed the ducks and threw stones into the river Eden....

I decided to have a go at the macro setting on my new 75-300 sigma lens. These are the results, and whilst not perfect they capture the sun, detail and colours really well.