First still life with Olympus Pen F.

   I can’t begin to tell you how excited I was to pick up my new camera the Olympus pen F! Kid in a sweet shop springs to mind. I opted for the 17mm 1.8 lens over the 40mm although I will add a couple of pros to that list once I’ve got the hang…

Walking in the fields.

  Since getting Purdey, our new puppy two weeks ago I have not stopped, there has not been much time for photography I can tell you. I can’t wait until she’s old enough to take over the fields. I love this shot of my daughter walking through the corn fields last year! I can’t get…

Handmade and vintage fair, first exhibition.

      It really has been a manic couple of weeks, I’ve been up to my eyes printing fabric, sewing cushions and gathering together my hoard of vintage treasures for my very first fair. Throw a puppy into the mix and you can begin to imagine my exhaustion, ha, but it’s all worth while when…

Our puppy Perdey.

Meet the newest addition to our family…    Say hello to Purdey, our little beagle pup. It’s been 15 years since I last had a puppy, and nearly 12 yrs since my last baby, I’d completely forgotten how they take over. She’s into everything and is howling the night away bless her, hope that one…

White Instagram gallery

   My Instagram gallery has always been inspired by the seasons, and it’s not just about what’s in season, no, I mean it’s the light, and the way it makes me feel. I’ve noticed my gallery looking very white and I’m favouring a faded look to my pictures.  I could never be of the type…

The white forest.

      There is simply nothing to say except- inspired light. Fuji finepix S3 pro- vintage 50mm Nikon lens. ISO 400, F2, shutter 260, natural day light- cool.

Still life, blossom

         February is one of my favourite months, winter is making way for Spring, and there is new life blossoming. Yesterday I spent a rather chilly day at Angelsey gardens just outside of Cambridge, despite the drizzle I managed to take a few blossom shots. The smell was amazing- winter honeysuckles and daphne…

Winter berries.

   A pop of red against a winters light always makes for a striking photo. Im not usually a fan of red, but in the depths of winter, when these berries hang like ruby jewels I’m greatful for their statement. Cold natural light, Fuji DSLR, vintage 100mm Nikon lens, ISO 400, shutter 125, f4.

Still life, Spring tea

   I just love these little grape hyacinths, they cover my garden in late winter/early spring, and I love digging them up and putting them in vintage teacups and pots. I’ve got a stall on a handmade and vintage market this Mother’s Day so will be potting up these little treasures to sell, I know…

Still life, burst.

   Bursts of Spring are emerging throughout the countryside, I love the promise, it’s unbreakable, and beautiful. I love taking pictures at this time of year, the light is gorgeous with just a hint of warmth but still further on the cool side, it’s sometimes hazy which makes for a real atmospheric shot, and my…

Spring still life.

   A very whimsical Spring shot I took last year on my Fuji DSLR with my favourite vintage Nikon lens that I pinched from my dad, yes he does know, ha, I’m always pinching his camera equipment. I just love the simplicity of this little pink bell and the texture of the cut glass, so…

Texture, still life

I love wandering round farms, I know some may find that strange, but the textures of old bits of farm machinery really do make for an interesting capture. I love the detail of these chains and the colours. Shot with my old Fuji dslr with a vintage 100mm nikon lens, cool daylight, iso-400, shutter 125,…