Christmas Day Trip to Paris

We enjoyed a wonderfully festive (and nippy) day in Paris which got us both into the Christmas spirit. It was actually rather cold to hold the camera to take shots and it was very busy so I didn’t take as many photographs as I thought I would (mind you this is the best of 616…

Decorating our home for Christmas

Today we have dressed the tree and decorated our home ready for Christmas. I hope you enjoy this timelapse of our Sunday fun (3 hours into 30 seconds!).

New York Like Never Before

Things that happened on this trip to New York that have not happened before: I got a Nutella facial! We had a near miss with a money clip Bumped into a guy in a tiger skin Zoot suit We went up One World Observatory and saw nothing Saw Manhattan from Top of the Rock at…

Summer into Autumn

The summer was packed with days out, new experiences and the odd bit of decorating. Richard and I took a trip on the Tornado steam train from Walton on the Naze to Colchester in August.  The Tornado is a new steam train which has been built by hand based on a traditional steam locomotive.  It was…

Unsplash

Unsplash is a photographic community where photographers share there work which can be freely downloaded. It’s very popular with people looking for interesting wallpaper for their phone or desktops (there are even apps that auto change wallpapers daily using content from Unsplash). You can create collections so you can amass photographs by theme or topic….

In the Press

The first article featuring my OnePlus 5 photography is now online on the OnePlus Lab.  They have chosen a moody shot I took across the beach at Wells next the Sea.  In my opinion this isn’t a personal best but it does illustrate the zoom capability of the OnePlus 5.  It’s really interesting and fun to…

Up there with Martin Parr?

I have entered another Photography competition – this time, Art on a Postcard. The Hepatitis C Trust’s fundraising arm, Art on a Postcard will transform into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October. We plan to replicate the success we’ve had in the art world with photography and we are looking for upcoming talent…

OnePlus 5 – 2 weeks on

I have had my OnePlus5 for two weeks now and have to say I a very impressed. Having the challenge of taking numerous photos for OnePlus has helped me to think about what I can capture and to put the camera through it’s paces. We’ve had three busy weekends celebrating Richards birthday so there has…

An Android Convert?

I received my OnePlus 5 goody bag on Friday following my win in the OnePlus 5 Photography Competition. OnePlus were very generous. I received: OnePlus 5 128GB 8GB Black silicon case OnePlus Travel Backpack As mentioned before I have only had experience of a stock Android phone with the entry level phone that work provided…

Wimpole. Yep. Another picnic. 

Another weekend.  More scorching hot weather (so hot in fact we left Wimpole early as there was no shade which made it unbearable).  We made the most of it thought and visited Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire.  We took a picnic (this time with lovely fresh English strawberries) and enjoyed our lunch in a shady patch…

A lovely* experience

Well, I have to confess that even though I have not received my OnePlus 5 yet, nor have I started my new role as OnePlus Photographer, I am still having a lovely experience. The response from Social Media has been very nice and people have been kind and pleasant. I have received notes on Instagram, Twitter…