Sometimes I get so caught up with working and doing Photography for other people I forget to take time out to just be playful, get creative and experiment with ideas. I have decided that I need to do this more than I have been, so with the help of my daughter ‘Hope’ we are going to plan some creative shoots. Here are a few from today, I just wanted to start simple and take some time to experiment with light and darkness, shape and form. We used a black backdrop, one light sometimes a piece of white card (as a reflector) a fan and a vape! As is often the case with Photography sometimes the unplanned shots are more interesting than the shots you intended to take so I included a few below.
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Following a shoot on Saturday I decided to go for a walk in Brightlingsea. I followed the path from behind the Beach Huts along by the water to Arlesford Creek. It was cold but a beautiful day and I was so glad I had taken my camera with me. The light was simply perfect and as I wandered about choosing different clouds to shoot I suddenly spotted a dark swarm on the horizon and realise that a large flock of Geese are on the move and heading my way…..
It is at this point I am regretting only bringing one lens with me! As they swoop and curve over, the noise of them chattering and flapping fills the air around me. On the ground their shadows seem to move in slow motion and remind me of a clip I once saw in a Pink Floyd video of dark aircraft shapes moving as one.
I stand in wonder at the ever changing scenery in front of me..
After putting on a very impressive air display they finally settle down in a field near by.
Then I approach the creek which is still and silent and illuminated like a freshly painted picture.
To see the other pictures I took along my way click here http://www.pbase.com/wakelin/the_birds to go to my Gallery.
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On Wednesday 9th July Talia Jane Leggett was born at Colchester General Hospital. Overdue and taking her time to make an appearance she finally made a big entrance Wednesday morning weighing in at a very respectful 7lb 15oz. The name Talia comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew the meaning of the name Talia is: Dew of heaven.
Congratulations to Samantha and Daniel, Hope is very excited about being an Auntie again. xx
Here are a few pics of Talia just a few hours old :
Continue reading “Talia is here at last”
Sunday 6th July 2008
Today we went to visit my lovely niece who will be six tomorrow, she had a birthday party at her house and invited family and friends along. Yummy food, party games and dancing to Grease songs, a fine way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Here are some pics…
Continue reading “Happy Birthday Amelie”
I am currently assisting Paul Cudmore a Photographer from Colchester, here are a few of my shot’s from a wedding which took place on Mersea Island near Colchester, Essex on the 10th May. It was a beautiful sunny day so we were lucky to be able to take some shot’s by the sea.
Continue reading “Amy and Dan 10th May 2008”