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Blue Monday: A Fine Display

Blue Monday: A Fine Display

Blue Monday: A Fine Display

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!

Northbrook Park

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 🙂

Bobby and Alana at RHS Wisley Gardens

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Blue Monday: Tea For Two?

Blue Monday: Tea For Two?

Blue Monday: Tea For Two?

Happy Blue Easter Monday everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good weekend?

Simon and I went down to Devon to stay with my sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Kevin, for Easter. We went for a drive over the moors on Saturday which brought back some happy, childhood memories! After visiting the one easily accessible Tor, Combestone, stopping off at Widecombe, where my Silent Sunday photo is from and seeking out some of the Dartmoor ponies, we decided a cream tea was in order!

There’s one place on the moors that absolutely HAS to be visited for the ultimate cream tea – Badgers Holt at Dartmeet. Situated at the meeting place of the East and West tributaries of the River Dart, stands a wonderful tea shop with just about the best scones, cream and jam I’ve ever had! Not only do you have the beautiful countryside and fabulous food, there are also a number of peacocks on the grounds. They’re such colourful and enigmatic birds! They’re also partial to a spot of cream tea themselves 😉

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Fascination

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There’s something endlessly fascinating about a peacock feather!

I’m having a more restful day today so I thought I’d test out the new phone’s camera capabilities.

I already knew that it took great daylight images but could it be used for more detailed and macro work?

The editing software within the phone allows you to process the image in a number of different ways to achieve your desired effect, whilst still retaining the original photograph.

I have to say, I’m really quite impressed. Well done Sony!

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Feathered Fancy

Feathered Fancy

Spent a lovely afternoon at my parent’s place, along with my sister and brother-in-law, for a spot of lunch and a few card games.

I get my hoarding habits from my mum! It does mean that their house is full of memories wherever you look.

My earliest paintings, latest photographs, oldest toys, first books, things I’m proud of and others that I wish would be consigned to the bin!

These peacock feathers are relatively new to the “Museum Of Us”. They only date back to last August and came from the beautiful floral displays at Helen and Kevin’s wedding (sister and brother-in-law).

Nice to spend time with them today 🙂