This was my third Champagne at the Blitz concert as their official photographer, and I always look forward to shooting them. Experiencing live music is always a joy, and hearing Sarah, Jenny and Caroline sing in person is a real privilege. At their last concert I focused a lot on the audience, who got up and danced and sang, clearing away tables and chairs to make space. It was a truly joyous event.Read More
Well, it has been a while hasn’t it? I am a bad, bad blogger. In my defence I was working rather than lazing about the place.
On Saturday night I had the privilege to photograph the fantastic Champagne at the Blitz. They are the lovely Sarah, Jenny and Caroline, who sing 1940s and 50s music, as well as modern day tracks in perfect harmony. Go over to their website and listen to some extracts, then buy their CD. It’s brilliant.Read More
It is getting darker, earlier in the evenings now and so astrophotography is becoming less of a tiring activity. The Delightful Mr F and I found ourselves looking out of the window at a lovely, almost full moon. “That,” we said to each other, “needs photographing!”
Within 20 minutes we had camera gear, tripods and torches at the ready as we headed out to the local woods to shoot the moon. The Delightful Mr guarded us against any wrong-uns that may have been hanging about in the woods whist we photographed. To be honest, the likelihood of getting into any trouble around near where we live is limited to falling in a ditch, or being accosted by the squirrels*.
I decided to go a little off piste and have a try at a “true colour” shot. Not bad for a first try… needs improvement, but we all start somewhere.
What do you think, do you like the colour version, or the more traditional black and white?
*I’ll have to tell you about the thieving squirrel in our garden sometime… He reformed last year and gave us back all the things he had stolen by leaving them outside our backdoor. It was slightly disconcerting.
We hadn’t planned, it but last Saturday evening the Delightful Mr F and I looked out the window, and saw clear skies, ripe for a spot of astrophotography. Grabbing our kit, we made our way to a nice remote spot with low(ish) light pollution* and set up. Being terribly efficient, we arrived at the start of the golden hour, so I took the opportunity to capture a few nice sunset shots.Read More