I tried a few different creative processing styles for this little long-tailed tit, but in the end I think maybe less is more. Photographed at Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve on Saturday for this Monday’s weekly challenges from Wex Photo Video and Fotospeed.
No, I wasn’t actually under the water myself this time! The weather forecast for last Wednesday was looking a bit dodgy so we avoided the rain by hanging out in Underwater World at Birdworld in Farnham. My inner scuba diver desperately wanted to dive into those tanks! One day I hope to get out to the tropics and find Nemo in his natural habitat.
Today I visited Northbrook Park Wedding Venue with Bobby and Alana, just one month before their big day. I’m really looking forward to photographing their wedding, a truly lovely couple and a simply beautiful venue!
If ever there could have been a good omen for their upcoming nuptials, it was this; the sight of one of the venues’ resplendent peacocks displaying his full glory for us in the Walled Garden, where I will be doing most of the group photographs!
Thank you Bobby and Alana for asking me to be your wedding photographer! The lead-up has been a delightful experience and I just know that your special day will be as glorious as this faultless, feathered flourish 🙂
The launch of Mark Nelson’s new album “In From The Cold” was held tonight in picturesque Farnham, Mark’s home town.
Mark describes himself as “an acoustic blues balladeer”. His songs are beautiful, some hauntingly poetic and others with a wry sense of humour, but mostly they’re so infectious you just can’t stop your toes tapping!
Of course he’s much more than just a great blues-man, singer and songwriter – he does it all with just the one arm and hand (minus some fingers!)
I guess he would understand very well my theme of “taking one day at a time”. Disability leads you, as an individual, to find ways of making things work for you within your own limitations.
Actually sometimes I think Mark took the word “limitations” and just tore it out of the dictionary! Wherever I see and hear Mark play, people always say “what an inspiration”.
Yes he is! First and foremost though, he’s a fantastic musician 🙂
The album is available to buy on both iTunes and Amazon and you can see and hear more of Mark at: