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My name is Helen and I am a Photographer living in England. I started this Blog on the day that my Grandma died, three months after my Father died and several weeks before a third funeral. Initially it was a very personal way to stay connected to the people I'd lost and it helped, it really did. But writing and taking pictures everyday has opened back up a creative side that I had lost during the everyday. A big thank you to my followers, to those who take the time to comment and to new visitors, I hope we will become Blog friends too...

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Sky Fingers and Snow Angles

I look at sky at lot and wish there was a camera in my hand and I wasn't so busy doing a million other things. It's such a hugely changing, inspiring thing to photograph and can be captured anytime anywhere by camera or phone with usually very pleasing results! I am by no means the best sky photographer but does that matter really.
Fingers, piano keys, fireworks, fish scales...what do you see? Of course our ancestors  took great heed of the skies, the stars at night, moon cycles, colours determining the weather. Where I grew up in England my village community set great stall by the sky "red sky at night, shepherds delight, red sky in the morning shepherds warning"  It was important. We got cut off from the outside world in the winter, huge snow drifts that tractors with snow ploughs on the front had to cut make shift roads through. We would walk to school through these snow tunnels breaking huge icicles of shed roofs to suck...can you imagine!! It was normal to us, we knew no different or no better. My friend still lives there and even though winters are not what they used to be in England, they still loose their water supply or electricity at some point during each winter. 
Last weekend we had enough snow to keep everyone at home giving a perfect excuse to get out with the camera. It was very foggy ensuring there were no shadows so dynamic angles were more important then ever. It was -6 with winds that made it feels twice as cold so it was a case of searching for the shot quickly and snapping even quicker!  

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Black & Yellow

This year there was more yellow in the landscape than I had ever seen before and a stormy day black sky made a great contrast. I just had to pull over and snap this storm on the horizon over the fields. It looks almost tornado like!
The gloomy light dulled the vivid yellow a little but as the storm came nearer and the sky turned really black I managed a few snaps before the huge raindrops arrived and I had to dive back into the car.
I meant to go back on a sunny day and get some more shots of the fields with a blue sky but the plough beat me to it and that's probably how it should be :-) this year it should be black and yellow, next year it will be yellow and blue.

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

A New Location

I find myself regularly now in pastures new.. in a City! It's exciting exploring new places and I'm sure there will be much more camera wandering to come but for now the Cemetery is providing many photography opportunities. It's taking me a while to find my eye again I have to admit as it's been a long time but that joy is still there although shockingly my eyesight isn't.
WOW! seems like time is not the only thing that's moved on since I last posted. What a weird feeling it is to not be able to see the image through the viewfinder or even the image on the Live View...well that's different from before! It took a bit of getting used to but it's just a case of faffing with glasses a bit :-)

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Sunset Chasers

There haven't been many days this year that I have felt like picking up the camera and venturing into the world outside, it's been a year of home and new business building. BUT there has been some tramping around in muddy fields and camera clicking. A call from a couple of friends one evening on what had been a thoroughly uninspiring day led to a sunset of splendiferous proportions and found us haring down country lanes in the car to capture it! Great fun and we each commented how much we'd missed doing it :-)

Monday, 18 February 2013

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Tiny Toes and Wedding Bells

Ha ha I hear you cry, you've failed miserably and not blogged for 3 weeks! Not so, I have been writing furiously on another blog that I have created and am very excited about. Its taken up a lot of my time because I had almost a year of stories to catch up on but I'm sure I can manage the two now - gulp! Anyway the image above is a celebratory image of how much I'm loving my new job and who wouldn't with gorgeous newborn babies being photographed in the studio everyday!
They're also very much a Wedding photographers so its lovely to be working in an atmosphere of happy events and positivity. I've been quite surprised how different one studio can be from another and this one is an absolute joy to work in!

Thursday, 10 January 2013