Barnsley Live Support LimbBo Foundation

I’m a trustee for LimbBo foundation – you can see all about our work here – We support children like my grandson #TommyD who were born with a limb difference. Yesterday was one of those days that reaffirm your faith in human nature. Barnsley Live had chosen us to be their charity for 2019. What a day! We met so many amazing people, from our … Continue reading Barnsley Live Support LimbBo Foundation

Lose control in a positive way

I’m a bit of a control freak when it comes to my photography. I shoot in Manual as I like to set my own, shutter speed, aperture and ISO. I have my ‘go to’ editing apps and programs, different lenses for different situations and whilst I’m happy with the results on the whole I decided this morning to abandon control. I’m fortunate to be returning … Continue reading Lose control in a positive way

When your plans have ideas of their own…

We love being in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature and photographic opportunities.  Having visited the Outer Hebrides a couple of times, we opted to visit The Isle of Mull this time. We poured over cottages and have had this visit planned for over a year. I bought new filters, was looking forward to giving my birthday lens a workout. ( I actually never … Continue reading When your plans have ideas of their own…

My garden is my sanctuary

…it’s messy, overgrown and deliberately left wild in places. It contains lots of what some people would call weeds but I love. Lots of dandelions, daisies, vetch. My pots are a random collection of old teapots, jugs, battered pots from previous years. My grandchildren love it – it’s full of snails, caterpillars and butterflies. They have their own magnifying glasses, binoculars (or goggles as LJ … Continue reading My garden is my sanctuary

A- Z challenge

Here’s a challenge for you photography enthusiasts out there who love nature and have hundreds of images on their hard drives or phones. Can you create an A-Z collage of your photos? This took me a while and I had to ‘stretch the naming’ (ie cheat) in a couple of places, latin names suddenly became necessary! Some letters were easy – S for instance Snail, … Continue reading A- Z challenge

Gifts for photographers – Challenges

I was 60 last month (yes I know that’s old ) but alongside the gifts drawing attention to my age, I received these two boxes designed specifically for photographers from my friends #notthegoldengirls These 30 day challenge boxes are intriguing – I’ve looked and there are a whole range (even a vegan one) by DOIY Design if you google 30daychallengeinstaphoto there are numerous stockists. The … Continue reading Gifts for photographers – Challenges

A Year in black and white

Even if you really love a hobby there are times you you can get ‘stale’ and find yourself doing the same things over and over without challenging yourself. My 365 project this year is #ayearinblackandwhite. I started this on 1st Jan but there is no reason that you can’t start your own project whenever you feel like it. I’ve done 365 projects before, some just … Continue reading A Year in black and white

Photographing Snowdrops

Light – Camera -Angle I often get people asking for advice when taking photographs so I thought I’d just share a few ideas today. I love Spring flowers and bulbs they are just so beautiful and full of hope. Due to the recent mild weather it appears that UK snowdrops are out in all their glory. On a practical note I always wear old jeans … Continue reading Photographing Snowdrops

Lensbaby Velvet 56

Following on from my ‘Milestone‘ post earlier this week, my husband has been asking me for ages what I wanted for my birthday. I decided that I wanted to be selfish and have something I wanted rather than needed so after lots of research I decided on a new lens and it arrived this morning! The lensbaby Velvet 56  looks and feels sturdy and allows you … Continue reading Lensbaby Velvet 56