Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Simon Pattison Designs

Had a fantastic day photographing Simon's work. Simon is my cousin's boyfriend and he needed some photographs of some of his vases for a gallery in Paris.  The silver bowls he is hoping to sell so needed some photos of them for that, they gave me the most almighty headache.  Photographing anything shiny and reflective is a total mare!  I spent 3 hrs and used all manner of tricks to try and get something half decent (Simon has been sworn to secrecy about how hopeless I was!).  We had a break for lunch and then I photographed the brightly coloured vases, which I love and they were fantastic to photograph. As you can see:





A photographer's dream frankly.  And then we took them indoors and things just got better!






And then I was inspired and decided to have another go with the beautiful silver bowls.
Silver Bowls, Simon Pattison

Silver Bowls, Simon Pattison

Silver Bowls, Simon Pattison

Simon left with 28 photos on disk ready for his website and to send to the Gallery in Paris and I was very pleased that I solved the problem with the bowls!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Steve and I had a weekend off! I know, we were pretty shocked too, it was blissful. Today we decided to head over to Glossop where Steve used to go as a boy, it was the last stop of the bus from Hyde and he used to take his little sister with him.  He wanted to walk along the path they used to take and show me the stream he used to dam, apparently he bought cans of Tab that he put into the stream to keep cold to convince his much younger sister to walk back to the bus stop!

On the way over the tops from Holmfirth the views were spectacular as we had been blessed with the perfect day so decided to pull into the parking area to take some photos.  In photography light is all, timing is a close second - today I got both on the nail!

Paragliders above Holmfirth

Paragliders above Holmfirth
His photos will be better than mine, not least because I'm not in them!
Paragliders above Holmfirth

Paragliders above Holmfirth

Paragliders above Holmfirth

Paragliders above Holmfirth

Paragliders above Holmfirth

Paragliders above Holmfirth

Then back in the car and continued on to Glossop for our walk.

Someone's pride & joy
Tucked up like this I assume this is someone's pride and joy!

Glossop walk

Glossop bendy fence
Wonderful day that we both really enjoyed.