Thursday, 16 June 2016

Gifford Circus

Its been a long time since I visited a circus. This was supposedly Eloise's treat - I can only say I was really excited before and it was not a let down at all. Great Fun.

You can see Gifford Circus web site by clicking here

There is a great quote on their web site

“I held the jewel of my childhood up to my eye, and through it I saw ponies and a dressing-up box and a tent, and that was Giffords Circus.”
-Nell Gifford

The lighting was challenging to say the least. These photos where shot on my Canon 5D mkiii at ISO20000. Colour balance in Adobe Lightroom was interesting !!
























Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Blenheim Palace

Sue and I travelled to Swindon last Friday for Granddaughter Eloise's 5th Birthday. As a treat for her we planned to go to the Circus that was at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. Sue and I arrived just before lunch so there was enough time to have a bite to eat and then have a look around the grounds of the Palace before we met up with Eloise, her sister and Parents.

We will need to return to go into the Palace.

Wikipedia states ...

Blenheim Palace is a monumental country house situated in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. It is the principal residence of the dukes of Marlborough, and the only non-royal non-episcopal country house in England to hold the title of palace.
It was also the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill.
















Sunday, 5 June 2016

Grantchester Meadows - Out and About with the CCC Wednesday Workshop

In May the Wednesday Workshop met up with the Out and About group for a ramble on Grantchester Meadows.

All the photos, except for the first one, where taken with my Olympus OMD EM-1 with the 60mm f/2.8 Olympus macro lens plus fill in flash from the Nissan i40 flash gun. The Olympus is a micro four thirds camera so the sensor is smaller than my Canon 5D mkiii. Having said that I am very pleased with the quality and usability of the EM-1. The EM-1 has a x2 crop factor so the effective focal length is 120mm, very similar to the Canon with the 100mm macro lens.














Saturday, 4 June 2016

Hedingham Castle - Birds, people and other photos

Second Blog from our Bank Holiday visit to Hedingham Castle.







Granddaughter Grace - I think this was the main highlight of the day for her

Granddaughter Chole - Just 5-months old and smiles all the time



















Granddaughter Grace gets a go with a long bow

Two Girls

Back in July we had the pleasure of looking after two granddaughters while their respective mothers where at work. Imogen and Evelyn ...