The Azaleas in the Isabella were glorious for all to see. For those of you not in the UK, we have been subject to a very strict COVID19 lockdown and the whole season was lost during 2020, but in 2021 we were able to visit The Isabella once again to see this wonderful annual spectacle. If you are lucky enough to live in London my advice is to visit the Isabella when you can.
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Finding the secret places to walk in Richmond Park is a rare pleasure… Richmond Park is vast.
Given that it is located in south west London, Richmond Park is constantly amazing to me.
As a photographer I can find images of calm within walking distance of my house and London, one of the largest cities in the world.
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Spring is now here, and with lockdown, here in the UK, finally coming to an end I can get back to shooting some beautiful images.
Whilst wandering through Richmond Park I happened upon this view on the slopes above the polo field by Ham Gate.
Last time it was the Daily Mail. This time it’s the Sunday Times, here in the UK. Cody looking ripped, as she monsters her way up Broomfield Hill in Richmond Park…
A billion yellow meadow ants in Richmond Park were witness to a wonderful sunset this evening.
To all my friends and family, both here in the UK and around the world, Spring is nearly here.
If you are still in lockdown, like we all are here in the UK, hang on in there!
Just recently, I have been contributing and engaging on some photography Facebook groups. The lockdowns across the globe have seen a growth in subscriptions to these groups, and I have enjoyed interacting with newbies and salty old snappers alike.
This shot is taken on a sunny day. The model is in the shade of an Orangery. I’m am in the orangery, shooting out.
This is shot directly in the afternoon sun. You can see that the sun is top right, from the side, slightly behind the model. There is a half gold reflector, filling the shadows from the left. It’s set parallel to the model, so that it doesn’t “uplight” her.
Here’s something slightly different. I don’t usually produce images like this…
I hope you are all trying to stay sanguine about our mutual incarceration here in the UK.
Me? I’m practising my mindfulness through the pandemic and trying to discover my own Nirvana.
“I carry a Sony x2 teleconverter in the bag to give the extra reach, should I need it.
It rarely gets used, as, long ago, I learned that I always have the ultimate tools to allow me to get closer to the subject (my legs).
I carry a x2 teleconverter (SEL20TC) in the bag to give the extra reach should I need it. It rarely gets used as, long ago, I learned that I always have the ultimate tools to allow me to get closer to the subject (my legs).
Up at the crack of sparrows’ this morning. “The mist has descended over Richmond Park” and according to Joanna. “We must get up there now!”
Well, we were looking for mist, and mist we found…
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