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Today I am at the new Hub in Appleby, this is a new and successful outlet in Appleby
I am currently at Brougham hall with a selection of framed images, mounted images and cards - every item is different and its a good opportunity to come and see some of my work.
If you miss me I shall put a new gallery on my website of all the framed images over the next few days
I have completed the first of my two weeding assignments of the week. On Saturday I was taking the evening photographs at the wedding of Sarah and Theo, it was a great venue in Minto close to Hawick in Scotland. The atmosphere was relaxed and chilled, feeling like a gatecrasher when I arrived at half past five I was soon made to feel welcome by this great couple Ted and Elizabeth, Ted is almost 90 and Elizabeth was keeping her age a closely guarded secret, married for 55 years and still enjoying life, they had plenty of tales to tell and chatting with them was one of the highlights of the evening.
My next wedding is on Wednesday in Beaumaris - hoping for some good weather.
Last weekend at the farmers market, one of the highlights was the demonstration of clipping sheep. Leanne who is the co-ordinator of the market was quick to volunteer to have a go. Here she is with the shears and a frightened looking beast.
And here she is again with one that she claims to have clipped.
I have a stall here once a month, its awhile since I refreshed my stock so for the last couple of weeks I have scoured my files, tweaked and cropped a few images and have come up with a range of new images, both in cards and mounted prints, which will all be available at Orton farmers market this Saturday 11th July.
I currently have an exhibition of new material at the Appleby tourist information (up until end July), which from the feedback I have been getting seems to be going down well. I hope some of you manage to get there - your feedback would be great.
It seems I have taken very few photographs over the last few weeks, it seems like it has coincided with the hot spell. Its so much more effort to carry heavy gear so I have taken time out. My daytime job involves a lot of travel and this is ideal to spot new locations and keep up to date with whats happening round and about. Tonight I came home the scenic route to have a look at the Alpacas, the light was still a little brighter than I would have liked, but I felt pleased with the shots I got.
This is one of them and some others can be seen in "My Blog gallery" on the website.
I have an exhibition of new work. This is being held at Appleby Tourist Information Centre, in Cumbria. The exhibition will run from 27th June up until 31st July. I hope you can make it.
Some time ago now I offered my photographic services to Adam Collins, to take photographs at this new event he was organising. The Nunwick 8 competition was to feature six teams of 8 players and it took place on Sunday 7th June. The six teams were divided into 2 leagues of 3 teams. Those taking part were, Appleby Arrows, Stainton Sixers, Staffield Ravens, Caldbeck Cavaliers, Temple Sowerby Templar Knights and Nunwick Lions.
The day unfolded as a sunny but quite cool one with the first match starting around 10:15, before that there was lots of activity as the stall holders set out their wares, the barbecue was lit and I had fun taking shots as the ground was transformed for the spectators and visitors.
It has been quite a while since I had taken any cricket shots so I had prepared by going to a couple of matches before the big day. The lighting early on set out to be just perfect, bright but without any direct sunshine, during the day though the sun came out and this presented a greater challenge to get the exposure correct for players wearing white.
With several hundred pictures from the day, sorting out the wheat from the chaff, was another challenge. The best of the images have now been processed and these are now displayed in my portfolio pages.
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