Enjoyed a beautiful sunset walk in the countryside last night, which was made even more perfect by the chalk hill blue butterflies....
It's that time of year again and I have been out in search of butterflies. I was quite surprised when I turned around after hearing a noise to see this lot behind me ! A bit scary as I was on my own...... but I had my tripod in case of need for defence :)
Had a wonderful weeks break in the Loire region, staying at this beautiful gite. Not been to this area before and we were bowled over by how pretty it is. Visited a couple of vineyards and was genuinely surprised at how small Sancerre is as I was expecting it to be much bigger than it is. Images to follow....
It's great to be back doing some portraits and this time I wanted a theme of a time traveller, for some composite work. Below are a few of my favourites (straight out of camera) and I will post the rest shortly after I have finished "playing" with them....
I love this time of year and particularly enjoy seeing all the new spring buds emerging. The hedgerows and trees were alive with birds and I stood for ages listening to this songthrush in full song, it was beautiful.
I have recently returned from a few days away in Bruges with a good friend and fellow photographer. We had a lot of laughs (and obviously beers, mussels and chips too !) and walked for miles and miles and miles. We had a great time and the highlight of the trip for me was to witness the swans as they were in their mating season, so were either fighting, or courting. It was like watching synchronised swimmers and so utterly beautiful to watch; I felt very privileged and we returned there a number of times just to watch them.
I have a number of images to go through and will post them soon, but for now below is my favourite image of the reflections at dawn.