Orange Leaves and Graffiti.

I’ve been quiet recently… I knew I had this post to come and was saving my time for it. This weekend I was lucky enough to be able to invite myself along to a photo shoot with some other photographers from my city. It’s the first time I’d ever done something like this so I was quite nervous but once I found my feet I really enjoyed myself. Arranged by Andy of Andy Douglas Photography there were 5 models, some vintage bikes and plenty of scenery to get my teeth into. And even more valuable… lots of other photographers to chat to, watch and get tips from.

All the photos were taken with my Sony A35; ISO 100, f/2.4-1.8 and varying shutter speeds due to the changing light and clouds, I set my wb to cloudy.

Urban feeling.

As soon as we arrived we were faced with a mega wall crammed with graffiti. Though colourful I like the extra urban feel from the black and white, especially with Jasmine and Lucy’s pale skin and dark hair. I also liked the juxtaposition of the trees and the wall.

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The wheels.

These electric bikes and scooters were a unique surprise very much appreciated, especially when I got to take one for a spin around the park.

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Embracing Autumn.

The shots I came for! I was so eager to do some photos with the fallen leaves and colour-changing trees. I love the results, Saffron’s auburn hair and striking dress added to the natural beauty of the trees.

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Hair of red.

More autumnal shots this time Amelia’s hair really stands out against the trees (I love the sweeping on either side of her face in the first picture).

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Sweet Innocence

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I just love the simple pureness of a baby’s eyes. This photo is my entry into the I heart faces monthly competition. It’s my second time entering this and I’m so excited as it was loads of fun last time. I saw some wonderful photos and some new blogs/photographers to follow. This time the category is Beautiful Eyes. I think Junebug has beautiful eyes… she has her daddy’s eyes. 

She is standing near the window which allowed me to capture the catchlight in her eyes. It is shot on my Sony SLT-A35 at ISO 200,  f/1.8 and shutter speed 1/250 second. I edited it a little in photoshop elements, just evening out the shadow across her face. 

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Just look at those eyelashes! A thoughtful moment – probably wondering how she can create more mischief! 

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Praha

I love photographing people, especially children and families, but sometimes places can be fun to capture too. I’m way more inspired to take photos of places when I’m travelling. Maybe because that’s quite a rare thing! A couple of years ago, just after we found out we were expecting, we took an autumn getaway to Prague. What a brilliant place and amazing holiday we had, with lots of sightseeing, good hearty food, photo taking for me and beer for Luke. The days usually consisted of getting up and heading into the city to do some touristy activities and grabbing some lunch, going back to the hotel for an afternoon nap (indulging first trimester needs) and then going back into town for a meal and evening festivities. I had not long had my DSLT, shot in jpeg and edited with GIMP so please forgive the amatuerish results, I wanted to share something a little different.

Lovelocks - the bridges all over Europe are often covered in padlocks which couples write their name on.

Lovelocks – the bridges all over Europe are often covered in padlocks which couples write their name on.

A beautiful hidden bridge.

A beautiful hidden bridge.

Charles Bridge #1

Charles Bridge #1

Charles Bridge #2 I made poor Luke stay out till 1am so I could get the bridge with as few people as possible.

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I made poor Luke stay out till 1am so I could get the bridge with as few people as possible.

A memorial for the end of communism.

A memorial for the end of communism.

Inside the astronomical clock tower. The most interesting lift shaft I have ever seen.

Inside the astronomical clock tower. The most interesting lift shaft I have ever seen.

From the top of the astronomical clock tower.

From the top of the astronomical clock tower.

Charles Bridge #3

Charles Bridge #3

The John Lennon Wall

The John Lennon Wall

I couldn't resist including this one - one of my favourite photos of me and Luke!

I couldn’t resist including this one – one of my favourite photos of me and Luke!