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Devon through the eyes of Lou and her iPhone+Instagram!

As you can see from the photos that Lou’s eye for photography is mainly on the children – contrasting quite significantly from my perspective. Whilst I don’t think it is necessarily a bad thing that we focus (no pun intended!) on different things it does mean that when we go out with the children by ourselves we will end up with either landscape or children shots. Fortunately when we travel together as a family we get the best of both worlds!

Anyway, enjoy the views of Devon as viewed by Lou which includes many photos of my two extremely cheeky monkeys!

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Devon through the lens of an iPhone and Instagram

Part 1 of 2. I’ve just come back from a fantastic family holiday in Devon. As per usual I took lots of snaps on my ‘proper’ camera (Canon 7D) but also lots using my iPhone and Instagram. The quality of the images with the iPhone 4S are really good and with the nice effects that can be achieved using Instagram some fantastic shots can be made. Below are photos taken by myself and given the Instagram effect. The next part will be ‘Devon through the lens of a Canon 7D’, and I will be interested to see which posts ends up with the most hits! Additionally, if my wife lets me I might even add a third part to the set and upload her photos taken with her iPhone and Instagram.


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Hive Beach, Dorset

Last weekend, myself and the family took a trip down to Symondsbury, Dorset. The occasion was the marriage of my sister-in-law which was to be held in Symondsbury Manor on Saturday 12th May. The drive down was terrible with rain and wind for the whole journey. This coupled with the unseasonably low temperatures made us question whether or not we should have brought full winter attire. However, it would appear that the weather gods were being kind to us and from the Friday through to Sunday evening we were blessed with glorious sunshine and temperatures even topping the high teens (centigrade to any American readers!).

The day after the wedding we took a trip down to Hive Beach which is about a 15 minute drive from the village of Symondsbury. The beach is unusual in that there is little to no sand, only very smooth and small pebbles. I came to the conclusion that stones of this size we much more difficult to walk on than sand – finding this out as I took a stroll down the beach to check out the photo ops.

The children really enjoyed themselves, although Mia was uncertain about going for a paddle – despite Lou’s best efforts!

The pictures below were taken with a Canon 7D with a 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM MkII lens. The lens was hired for the purpose of taking the wedding photos (some of which will be uploaded once the bride and groom have vetted them!) but was an ideal lens for photographing children playing; allowing me to get close ups without having to intrude on their personal space.

I’ve only included a few photos to showcase the set that is posted on Flickr.

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Mia is 2!!

Today is Mia’s 2nd birthday – how time flies when you’re having fun!!

I think she enjoyed the rainbow cake that Mummy made for her judging by how quickly she stuffed it into her little mouth – so much so that I think the sponge sucked every last drop of saliva out of her mouth and she had to spit some back out. Aren’t children great?!

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