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Chirk Castle (National Trust)

The aquaduct at ChirkChirk Aquaduct Attack! Keeping warm Bark Doom and gloom Gateway to freedom! Castle Entrance

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Some of my favorite photographs

Beach sunset, Australia

Beach sunset, Australia

Queens View, Scotland

Queens View, Scotland

Falls of Bruar, Scotland

Falls of Bruar, Scotland

The Hermitage, Scotland

The Hermitage, Scotland

Railway Children!

Railway Children!

Wedding shoes

Wedding shoes

The Bean, Chicago

The Bean, Chicago

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, England

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, England

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

River Lochy, Scotland

River Lochy, Scotland

Caledonia Canal, Scotland

Caledonia Canal, Scotland

Frozen grass

Frozen grass

Brooklyn sunset, NYC

Brooklyn sunset, NYC

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Australia

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo skyline, Japan

Tokyo skyline, Japan


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Scones and Cream – Devon 2013

Our family summer holiday was a trip to South Devon. Just like last year (post here), we stayed in a caravan park which offered lots of activities for the kids, as well as being close to beaches. The weather on the first day was wet, however, we didn’t let that stop us from having a picnic whilst watching steam trains pass-by. Fortunately, the weather picked up quite considerably and by the middle of the week we had been swimming in the River Teign and the English Channel!

The week was dominated by the National Trust with us visiting a number of local houses, gardens and castles. As luck would have it each place we visited had a cafe and offered cream tea – which of course we duly obliged in purchasing!!

The photos posted here are only a snapshot with the aim of giving you a taste of what we got up to and what the South Devon area has to offer. The full set are posted on my flickr site.

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Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013

Devon 2013


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Evelyn & James Get Married!

Exactly a year a go to the day I was busy shooting, my soon to be sister in-laws, wedding down in Dorset. From this one of her work colleagues asked if I would like to shoot their wedding in April 2013. Of course I said ‘yes’ and so started the planning in preparation for James and Evelyn’s big day.

Evelyn & James were married at the Parish Church of Saint Peter and Saint Andrew in Old Windsor. A beautiful ceremony was followed by a wonderful reception held at the Saxons Barn in Windsor. Given the horrendous weather that has besieged the UK since, well many years a go it would seem, I was thinking about contingency arrangements for photos to be taken indoors. However, waking up on Saturday morning I was greeted by clear blue skies and the thermometer steadily rising. Of course, whilst this kind of weather is perfect for everyone else, it certainly makes the job of a photographer that much harder. Even more so when I considered that the shots taken after the ceremony were going to be in midday sun.

However, the bride and groom were fantastic, and were happy to be moved around and placed into locations to limit direct sun. The end result was some fantastic photos (even if I do say so myself!) and ones that I feel capture the pure essence of their wedding day – love, fun and happiness!

The complete set of photos, approved by the Bride & Groom, can be found on my Flickr site.

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Which way to the castle

The Dress!

The Detail

The Shoes

Bride & baby

Pensive

Nearly ready

Contemplation

Here comes the bride

Together at last

Happiness

The vows

Enjoyment

Proud groom looks on

The love tree

Just a little confetti

We are married!

The couple

Best men!

Mmmm cake

Beautiful

Another happy couple

A right larf!

First dance

Everybody join in

Swing round and round

Take your partner by the hand


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Pictures from across the River Mersey

A few photos taken recently from the Wirral side of the River Mersey looking across to the beautiful skyline of Liverpool.

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HMS Illustrious docked in Liverpool

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