The fraggle report _ faffography edition

I haven’t been on any trips for a couple of weekends now, because of weather and life, but last weekend remembered a couple of years ago Sophie,Mike and I went off to Bellingham to find the Hareshaw Linn waterfall, yet I had not put them up on my smugmug photo site. I went through the old portable HD and found the files, and realised I’d not bothered with them, as the lighting conditions were difficult, and I’d written them off as a pile of shite. I didn’t have Lightroom back then, and PS Elements was OK but I wasn’t that good…

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  I think my favourite sort of photography is to take pictures of people, I like to catch them unaware as well as letting them pose. Am lucky my family indulge me.  I get to see Cal here more than most of the grandkids, which is no bad thing as he just loves having his photo taken, but it was nice to catch him dancing with Grandad to ‘Rio’ by Duran Duran, one of Cal’s fave tracks.  Not a song I’d generally choose for a smooch, but Cal was happy enough!     Nice to get a shot of him…

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  This is Livvy, the youngest grandchild.  Don’t get to see her very often but today Phil’s eldest GD came round for help with painting her Easter Eggs for a competition at school, and as Phil is the painter in the family, he got the job!    I think they did quite a good job between them     Batman and The Joker!            and it gave me chance to get some shots of Livvy.

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  One of my old/vintage film cameras. This is a Russian smena 8m lomo camera. Not sure how old it is but it’s got a ‘Russia’ stamp on it rather than USSR stamp so it’s pre 1990. Don’t know if it works, but there’s a film in it and I take a shot now and then of no importance, so when I get the film developed I won’t be heart broken if it doesn’t come out.  It has the original leather jacket with strap too and whenever I use it I feel like I’m a spy in a film noir…

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Had a happy couple of hours today taking waterdrop pics for the first time. I didn’t think I could do it as I don’t have an offside flashgun, which is what all the tutorials I’ve seen tell you you need. But got my copy of digital photo this week and it shows how to do it with a pop up flash and not much equipment, so I had a go! This is the setup!   It took a fair few shots before I got the hang of it, and of course I ended up with loads and loads to sift…

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Well life and work got in the way of me writing my blog, but I’ve continued to take pictures for my 365, and have a little time to update the blog at last! So here they all are. Seemed a bit daft to do a separate post for each shot. 24~365 I had to visit a client out in the wilds of Northumberland last Thursday, whilst the snow was still thick and snow still coming down sporadically. I was quite amazed to see Bolam lake frozen over. Right at the back on the treeline there’s a patch of water with…

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my son Ben is staying with me this week, and coming to work with me, carrying my heavy bags, and making my life a little bit easier. And Phil is on nights so there we are on computers doing our thing, and I’m a happy Mummy this week. Will miss him when he goes back down south. All sorts of editing in potatoshop to get this how I wanted.