June 27, 2008

Ian & Emma

I sometimes think I can never tire of photographing at the Ashton Memorial in Lancaster and last weekend was a case in point. The monument itself is a beautiful setting for a ceremony and the building makes a fabulous backdrop for group shots, but Ian & Emma were keen to use the more extensive grounds of the Williamson's Park for some extra portraits away from their guests, and we were able to get some lovely shots by the lake and bridge as well as just walking through the grounds. Afterwards it was off to the Scarthwaite Hotel in Caton for the reception.

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Morecambe in Orbit!

I made a trip back to More Music Morecambe last weekend to get some shots of one of the Hothouse projects that I missed earlier in the year - the Orbit Jazz Ensemble.

And here's one of those shots...
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June 24, 2008

Alison and Mark

A remarkable turnabout in the weather last weekend put a big smile on quite a few faces. The drive to Grange Over Sands was marked by some awful rain, but somehow during the wedding service this disappeared and the happy couple walked out to some truly glorious sunshine.

I'm sure Alison's jaw must have been aching the next day because she was never seen without a huge smile on her face!

Congratulations to you both, I hope the honeymoon was great!

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June 09, 2008


There haven't been any Word of the Week posts for a while, but here's one from my recent holiday in North Devon, taken in Ilfracombe .
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June 06, 2008

Build Your Own Camera!

Now, I have to say I don't use film cameras so much these days, but having spent years doing so and developing and printing in some dank and smelly darkrooms over the years, the love never quite goes away.

Today I came across an intriguing website that in turn led me to another great website offering free downloadable designs to make your own stunning pinhole cameras.

And if you don't know what a pinhole camera is or have never used one, then all the more reason to hop on over to the website in question and give it a go!

Apparently, World Pinhole Camera Day was April 27, 2008 (how did I miss that?) but on the plus side that gives us nearly a whole year to build a camera and try our hands in this fascinating area.

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