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The thing about blogging…is if you miss a few weeks, or even few months…you have LOADS to share. Too much for one post! So forgive me but it’s coming in dribs and drabs – probably be done by Christmas! So I’ve finally returned from my travels, the trip I just could not stop mentioning most of this year!! We spent almost the whole of October (four weeks to be exact) in the USA, splitting our time between Orlando (Disney of course!) and Naples (Luxury of course!) Naples is one of those places that you tell people about and they either assume Italy, have never heard of it, or just think it’s incredible. It is. I have so many Photos to share and we’ve been back a week so I have some Autumnal shots to share as well! But for now…let’s talk Weather…

We arrived in Orlando to rain, thunder, lightning and flash floods. The little hire cars were floundering as they left the airport, in our beast we were fine though! The weather was just incredible. We were in Orlando for the lead up, and the day of, Hurricane Matthew. The preparation was intricate. We weren’t allowed out the day the Hurricane made (almost) landfall and we sat in the apartment from 11pm the night before until 2pm on the day, staring at our bottles of water and googling…

It’s strange being in a different country when a disaster is due to hit. The way that the Hurricane was portrayed on American media was very different to how the UK journalists were handling it. We were going to die. People, were going to die. I do get that there was a lucky escape with the Hurricane barely grazing the coast for most of Florida. I also get that other’s weren’t so lucky! But in a country foreign to your own, it’s hard to know just how worried to be. When we phoned the resort (huge resort by the way, hundreds of properties) for queries, nobody was there. Just hours before they had left automated messages saying ‘We’re here for anything you need…’ But nope! Lots of guests around us made the decision to head home (to other US states) but we stayed and it was okay. Kudos to America for your planning though – alerts on all our phones leading up to the event, lots of shelters prepared, it felt a lot more secure than if something big was happening in the UK.

2017 Calendars are READY!

Don’t forget my 2017 Calendars are available for purchase – featuring twelve high quality images taken in and around Hampshire. Own your little bit of England for a great piece of Photography each month throughout 2017! Postage costs are available for outside of the UK, postage within the UK is free! Below is an example of the cover – and each month’s photograph. The calendars are just £12 each… order yours today by commenting, emailing (kathrynphotography@live.co.uk) or contacting me via Facebook.

 

 

Hello, again.

“Count to three,

And you’ll be…

…in a world of pure imagination…”
― Willy Wonka

It’s that time of year again – when I head out randomly in the hopes of capturing the last few images for 2017’s calendar. And I wasn’t disappointed. The weather has been beautiful and I particularly wanted to capture a few landscapes before the sunset.



We went to the usual trusty locations heading towards Berkshire and photographed the hills from the top, and from the bottom. The great thing about the areas that we explore, is that we frequently get lost and stumble upon new views. Fabulous results to be had when that happens, I love photographing familiar places but I enjoy finding the new ones even more…


So due to travelling plans this Autumn, it’s likely that the 2017 England Calendar will be ready very far ahead of schedule. The price is still to be confirmed depending on my supplier’s co-operation with sticking to last years price. However I’m hoping that it will be around the £12 – £14 mark once more. If you’re interested, pop a comment on the blog, email me at KathrynPhotography@live.co.uk or drop me a Facebook message via Kathryn Dawson Photography.


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