Wednesday, July 9, 2014

running ...

So here's what i know about running ... i love it ... yes i'm one of "those" ... i mean how can you love something that hurts so much? Here's the thing about running ... it lets me clear my head, i always feel accomplished (even a bad run), it gets me outdoors (i'm really not a treadmill kind of girl & yes even in the middle of winter) & i get to fly!

Stepping back a little I can admit it has never come easy for me, i have to work at it, i have to want it. Sometimes I feel like it's the same as my photography, very much a part of who I am & something I feel is missing if i don't do it. I feel lucky that i can run, & that i get to run with some amazing people. So slowly I have been working on incorporating two of my passions & creating some inspirational running photographs which I'm sharing here. 

Happy hump day everyone & be sure to work your way around the rest of the sisterhood circle beginning with Karrie




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

still life's ...

So as hard as this may be to understand after California & my epic editing sessions I was a little burnt out on landscapes, it's not that i don't love everything i shot but I had been looking at them for weeks & i needed a change. Time to step outside my little box & shoot some still life's. Still life's don't come easy to me, I have a hard time creating the picture, I much prefer to be given the picture & go from there. But I also needed something totally different. So over the span of a few days, taking over the kitchen table with "props" from around the house & a few flowers from the local florist I got creative. I played around with different lenses, had a little fun in my editing & here are some of the end results. I hope you enjoy them as much as i do ... & don't forget to head on round the rest of the sisterhood circle starting with Karrie & some more stunning photography! 

ps. all the textures i used are by Sarah Gardner & can be purchased from her website. Also her book is amazing as well!









Wednesday, June 11, 2014

iphone California (& a little Nevada) ...

So i haven't blogged ... because well i have been in oh so sunny California visiting with family & friends & enjoying a world wind month long adventure with Jacob. Unfortunately the hubby wasn't able to join us but we made the most of it still. So i am knee deep in editing & whilst i have masses of photos to blog about my brain is kind of mushy right now & i have no clue where to start. So with that in mind, this week's blog is going to be all iPhone ... my favorites from the trip, all over the place, lots of random & of course many many Jacob in there. I have steadily fallen more & more in love with my iPhone & the spontaneous moments it captures. All these were edited using instagram & if you are so inclined you can find me on there @oohprettyshiny. Oh & don't forget to make your way around the sisterhood circle checking out the talents of Karrie first. Happy hump day everyone! 

the beginning of our big adventure ... 

... random bakersfield ...

... adventures up in bodfish ...

... red rock canyon ...

... off the 178 ...

... vegas baby ... 

... death valley ...

... bad water basin ...

... firefighter in training ...

... i will not have my picture taken for daddy ...

... santa monica ...

... Lake Tahoe ...

... off the 395 ...

... la la land ...

... san diego ... 

... random jacob ... 

... the end!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

april in pictures ...

So i have been in a little bit of a funk in recent weeks ... a combination of running injury & just some photographic "issues" ... it happens to the best of us. & in 3 days me & the little man are heading stateside for 4 weeks of hanging with the family & hopefully for me a chance to find my photographic "mojo" again! I have to admit there are a few new toys waiting for me in cali, & i'm super excited to try out some new skills & take some much needed me time. So for this weeks sisterhood stories I just wanted to share a few photos from april ... it hasn't been hugely exciting in our world but I've taken the camera out in Cambridge a couple of times & i took a landscape workshop at the beginning of the month. Anyways enjoy a little spring, a little color & a little learning! & don't forget to make your way around the rest of the sisterhood circle starting with Jessica












Wednesday, April 2, 2014

my almost 3 year old ...

I can't believe this little man is turning 3 this month ... & he really is a little "man" now! 
Love him ... that's all! 










& don't forget to head on around the sisterhood stories circle beginning with Jessica
Happy Wednesday! xx

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

London Kings Cross ...

So here's the ummm geek in me i guess ... I love railway stations. I mean i adore them. I love the mix of emotions that can be found in them, the sense of romance & the history that goes with. & then, then there is the architecture. Back when i was in 6th form i studied Station Architecture for my a-level art, travelled around stations taking pictures & read about their history. I really do love them ... did you know they were considered the "cathedrals" of the 19th century? Anyways every time i travel to London from Cambridge I am lucky enough to enjoy London King's Cross station with it's huge arches & historic clocks. 


Well now it has a much newer addition so i decided to have a little lensbaby fun. I am in love with the contrasting side to this station, now if only I could spend a whole day exploring it you know without Jacob! 



& yes that was an amazingly short post for me ... who knows what you will get 2 weeks from now! Don't forget to head on round the sisterhood stories circle for some inspirational words & beautiful pictures starting with Karrie