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“Young as the morning…Old as the sea…”

On the eve of my Birthday, we decided on an impromptu trip to the seaside. Lepe is one of my favourite places (this side of the solent at least) and it is the closest point to the Isle of Wight. So it’s much cheaper paying the £2.30 car park charge rather than the extortionate ferry prices to get across to the other side. Nevertheless, we have a week over there planned next month which will be nice!



So yes, Lepe… the coast is beautiful but just around the corner, on the road out, is an even more stunning view. This beautiful marshy coastal area has been the focus of many blogs across the years, and everytime we get there it looks different or we see a different vantage point. Today was no exception…




There were things we didn’t capture, like the reflection of the sunset on a hidden lake in the New Forest, or the Mother and baby deer staring at us curiously from a field of Oilseed Rape… the things that have you reaching for the camera but are actually that much better when you’re not squinting at them through a view-finder. Oh and the sounds, the peacefulness, the only sound being a boat motoring across the tiny by of water, or the wheeling gulls… those are also the best bits that a photo can never convey, but we try…





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“All you’ll own is earth until you can paint with all the colours of the wind.”

There are some things that just need to be captured on camera, to be remembered forever. Not huge moments – not all the time. Today whilst we were wandering through a frosty forest, the first thought that hit me when I raised the camera and took a shot of nothing but nature was… ‘It’s so nice not to be photographing someone’s face.’ Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved the Weddings that we’ve had this year and every single one has been fantastic and such an experience. But today was about photographing anything. And it felt so good to be doing it again.



Photographs don’t have to be perfect, but I was impressed with the below capture. Fog, sunshine, rays, cobwebs…all so hard to capture spontaneously and never how they showed up in real life. I looked closer at the below image and noticed the cobweb hanging down through the middle of it, covered in ice. I was almost annoyed at the interruption within my perfect scene. Almost. Then I realised it was all part of the perfect scene.



Today we had some bits and pieces to do so we decided to take hot tea and just drive for a bit, and capture what we could of the morning fog. A curse for so many but a delight for photographers! All of these captures were taken literally on our doorstep. The forest that borders where we live is home to some beautiful scenes, it’s just a huge pain to get to with the dog as the road leading to it has no paths or pavement. So she doesn’t feature today sadly.



So back to those small moments that need to be captured every so often. Today I ticked a few off the list – an image of exactly what it looks like when all around you branches are creaking and frost is melting. That spiders web gently swinging laden with frost. The tiny dew drops framed in sunlight. The shadow of trees as the sun streams through them. Everyday things sometimes, but so beautiful when you have the time to stop and look at them all.


New Years resolution for 2017 – there will be more Photos. Promise.



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