Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Time in Prison

I met up with some other photographers I know at Gloucester Prison recently, we all took along models for the shoot and I took along Jane as we wanted to get some photos in this disused historic listed building and also emphasize her tattoos.

The prison was originally built in 1782 and finally decommissioned in 2013, the major cell blocks and a few other original parts are Grade 2 listed so cannot be demolished but are due to be converted to apartments when funds allow.

It was a superb afternoon despite the challenges of very dim areas with no lighting or heating making it a challenge for models wanting to lose some clothes.

All in all it was a superb time and we are all looking forward to our next group photo event.

These are the images from the afternoon.































































Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Anniversary

We celebrated 46yrs of married life on 5 Jan despite many separations during my military career so a real achievement we are very proud of.

We went to the Swan Hotel in Bibury for a fabulous lunch (compliments of our family), great service and food in a stunning village 6 miles from home.

We had a walk around the village and grabbed some photos of the famous Arlington Row of cottages that started life in the 14th century as a wool warehouse, being converted to weavers cottages in the 17th century and used ever since as living abodes that are now owned by the National Trust - a great place to live if you could put up with the hundreds of tourists who visit it every week.

I did take a few photos for tourists who wanted everyone in the photo and in turn we had a very kind lady take a photo of the two of us on the bridge near the hotel.

A wonderful day and lovely way to celebrate.












Wednesday, 1 January 2020

First of the year

We went for our annual New Year's day walk in our wonderful park this afternoon and took advantage of the fresh air and beautiful surroundings to take some photos of my stunning wife.

We celebrate 46yrs of marriage this this coming weekend and as I look at her I realise how lucky and proud I am to have such a stunning wife..........and willing model.














Monday, 30 December 2019

Just a walk in the Park

I went out for a good walk in the park recently and covered 4.6 miles so some exercise, good fresh air and a few photos on the way with the moody skies.

We are so lucky to have such a stunning park on our doorstep that is free to enter and has such beauty for all to appreciate.

This was followed yesterday by a drive out to photograph some landscapes again with changing light as the afternoon progressed.

The Park


















Changing light - landscapes