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CWCW6 – Cotswold Way – Circular Walk 6 – The Leckhampton Loop

My second walk today on the Cotswold Way, and I had the pleasure of Claire’s company on this walk. I was a bit surprised today as the guide said it should take between 2 and 2 1/2 hours to get around, but it took us about 4 hours (5 hours including our accidental detour). The extra time could well have been due to the slippy paths that were covered in ice, leaves pr both. But I am glad anyway – it really felt like we went for a decent walk rather than just a quick stroll.

This walk was 4 1/2 miles starting off at Seven Springs, going around to Devil’s Chimney, around to Sandy Lane and then back up to Seven Springs. We managed to make a slight detour up towards Coberly, but there were some interesting sights up that way anyway luckily.

The light today was very dull and the sky was very grey, so there weren’t a great deal of photo opportunities. I think this time of year isn’t ideal for photography, but at least I am finding places that will look fantastic when the warmer weather returns.

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Here are some links to walking websites I have found really useful

Rabbits!

On my way back from work, I noticed that all the rabbits were out in the snow on the Walls’ roundabout. So I went home, picked up my camera and made may way back to try and get some pictures. Now I’m not sure if they are psychic, but I must have been 40m away and just standing there, and as soon as I pulled the camera up to my eye, they all vanished! Poof!

So, I decided to take some pictures of the trees on Eastern Avenue – they looked stunning during the daylight (when I didn’t have time to go and shoot them), so I thought I would have a go and see what they turned out like shot under the sodium lights….. They don’t look very rabbit like though.

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I may have a crush on Ellie Goulding!

 

Hotel shoot at The George with the one and only Miss Pixie Continue reading

Bugs, bugs, everywhere. I do not want a cold thank you.

 

A location shoot at the derelict hotel with Ali Brooks Continue reading

CWCW7 – Cotswold Way – Circular Walk 7 – Cranham, Cooper’s and the Beechwoods

My 3rd walk along the Cotswold Way today – this time it was just me and Ellie Goulding to keep me company. Apparently this walk was 4 miles and would take 2-3 hours ….. I very much doubt that! Continue reading

Dipping a toe in to the world of processing

img_scan038I have just developed my first roll of film. I was dead nervous about doing it and getting the timings and chemical mixes right, but I reckon I managed to do quite well. Continue reading

Artemis – The Rope Shoot

This was in theory my second shoot with Artemis, although on our first shoot, she was really a Creative Director. Artemis had arranged a studio day with 2 models that I attended and she stayed around to help me out during the shoot. Her vision was so in tune with what I wanted that I knew I had to shoot with her myself.

This time in the studio, Artemis was modelling for me (as well as providing feedback on images as we went along) and I am amazed at what we came out with. I had tried on previous shoots to work with the aim of creating black and white images, but had always ended up editing them in colour. This time I was a lot stricter on myself and I am really glad I left the colour out (shooting black and white was actually Artemis’ idea :) ).

I hope you like what you see – feel free to leave comments either way. I will be editing more images from the shoot once I have caught up with my other work, so keep an eye out for more of the fantastic Artemis, and please pay a visit to Artemis’ Blog to keep up with hew work.

As always, please feel free to leave comments or feedback.



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Ella DeVine – Barber Shop

My first shoot with the awesome Ella De Vine. We struggled for ages to find a location to shoot outside, so I gave up and we went into the barber shop that Scotty Watson had managed to get hold of for the day. It was extremely cramped and I was convinced the images were coming out terribly, but I was pleasantly surprised when I got home and checked the images on the computer.

A massive thanks to Scotty for finding the location and to Ella for putting up with my fumbling and moaning about my kit throughout the shoot.

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