Lincoln Christmas Fair

I gave myself a day off yesterday for Christmas shopping at the Lincoln Christmas Fair. Being completely disorganised and not sure who I needed to buy for let alone what I was going to get them, I spent more time taking photos than I did actually shopping.

It was a lovely day, not too cold, there was lots of Christmassy food to try and the air was filled with all kinds of Christmassy smells. The entertainment was good and my favourite character was a man standing on a corner in a lit up Christmas hat selling ‘Big tissues.’ It took me an embarrassingly long time to work out the joke.

These are a few of the photos I took at the fair.

 

 

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park… Again

This weekend I returned to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, this time with some young family members in tow. Now that autumn has properly set in the leaves are turning, the colours are glorious and the park looks very different from when I saw it a couple of weeks ago.

This time I focussed on the autumn colours but couldn’t resist taking a few family photos too. Click the image below to see a slideshow of some of the images.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sarah and Nikki Wedding

This week I was pleased to be invited to take the photographs at a friends weddings. It was my first Mrs and Mrs Wedding and also my first Humanist wedding. The wedding was at a quirky pub in Shrewsbury and after an exhausting journey over there it was an absolutely beautiful day with a delightfully personal ceremony that suited the brides completely.

Here are a few of the photos that I took.

I’ve never known a couple to laugh so much, it was a great day and I loved being a part of it. Sarah and Nikki have some lovely friends and it was a privilege to meet them all.

Thankfully the brides are pleased with their photographs I had a text message from Sarah saying that they had been looking at them and crying with joy in the restaurant the night before they flew on their honeymoon!

Hull College Photography BA Class of 2016

This week my friends graduated and collected their Photography BA degrees. My congratulations to them all but especially to my good friend Anete Sooda who achieved a First Class Honours Degree.

The event included a performance by Madeline Palmer who gave a rousing performance of ‘Rollin on the River’ while the college dignitaries sat motionless on the stage behind her. The keynote speech was given by film producer Chris Hees who spoke about needing to say your dreams and ambitions outloud and follow that up with determination and a belief in yourself in order to achieve them. He grew up in Hull and is soon to be producing a film about Amy Johnson.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

I have heard about how lovely it is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and I thought that an early autumn day would be the perfect day to check it out.

It has been some time since I took my camera out for the day so this weekend I thought I would remedy that this weekend. I have heard about how lovely it is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and I thought that an early autumn day would be the perfect day to check it out.

With over 500 acres of land, some great sculptures by lots of artists including Anthony Gormley, Ai Weiwei, Henry Moore and several cafes and picnic areas it is easy to spend a full day there.

These are a few of the photos that I took and there was so much more that i didn’t get round to seeing.

I would highly recommend going to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a day out with the camera. The park is free to get in and while the all day parking is £8, profits do go towards the upkeep of this very special park.