Monthly Archives: June 2014

Living Arrows – 26/52

ISO 125, 50mm, f/2.2, 1/1600 I let Theo join in with washing the car yesterday. It was a bit more hazardous than I would have liked as most of our drive is taken up with a skip and various building materials and the car is sticking out into the road, but hazards aside he loved…

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Three Gates Gallery vintage giveaway

For the last few months my sister Jane has been working with her friend Fiona sourcing decorative antiques for their Surrey based business Three Gates Gallery. Fiona is a triple Gold medal winner at Chelsea Flower Show who has transferred her garden design skills to interiors and Jane brings her marketing background and expertise as…

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Capturing Colour : Purple

Purple has not been a particularly easy colour this week. In fact it was very telling that when I searched for it on Flickr (as I have been doing every week for inspiration) the only thing that came up were images of flowers. Purple does seem to be very prevalent in nature at the moment….

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Navy & Lime HST Baby Quilt

I’ve just finished my second half square triangle baby quilt of 2014. I’m finding that with quilts, I am increasingly drawn to simpler colour schemes and simpler patterns. I used to buy quite varied prints and then I found I didn’t use them as much as dots, checks and stripes. This quilt is a classic…

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Living Arrows – 25/52

ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.5, 1/200 When I publish my Living Arrows portrait I often get comments from people asking about how to take better images. There is a lot of advice available about how to improve your composition and the lenses to buy, but one thing that remained a mystery to me until about three…

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