Stourhead reflections

I've wanted to see Stourhead in autumn colours since we went in February, and since we haven't been making the most of our National Trust membership. It didn't disappoint! Here's a very tree-heavy set of pics from our day...

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Red squirrel hunting on Brownsea Island

This might be the most autumnal set of photos I've ever taken... As usual, I'd been drooling over other people's Instagram pics of the cute red squirrels on Brownsea Island for a few weeks, so we caught the boat over. I'd heard that this was the best time of year for seeing red squirrels but … Continue reading Red squirrel hunting on Brownsea Island

Plant portraits at Upton Country Park

I've had the nicest day today at Upton Country Park learning all about plant photography from the fantastic Louise Jolley. A photography workshop is something I've been meaning to do for a while and I'm so glad I finally worked up the courage to sign up for the plant portrait workshop near me. Learned so much … Continue reading Plant portraits at Upton Country Park

First attempt at star photography

After months of scrolling through beautiful photos of the Milky Way in Dorset on Instagram, I thought it was time to get out there myself and give it a go. Last night's conditions looked perfect - it was going to be clear with only a small amount of "moon" - and Lulworth Cove seemed like … Continue reading First attempt at star photography

Sunshine at Witley Court

After a couple of fun, late nights this weekend we needed to get out of the house and get some sunlight - mainly to stop us falling asleep on the sofa and screwing up our sleep routines for good. Witley Court seemed like a good shout so we headed there... At 20 to 4 I … Continue reading Sunshine at Witley Court

Saturday afternoon at Compton Acres

Having spent the majority of the day slobbing around eating McDonalds, I wanted to get out with my camera and get some daylight. We had that conversation: "where do you want to go?" "I dunno, where do you want to go?" for a good half an hour, before deciding on Compton Acres. I'd seen the … Continue reading Saturday afternoon at Compton Acres

Colourful Capri

Checking the weather forecast on our first day in the Amalfi Coast, it didn't seem like we'd get that many full sunny days for our week. Bearing this in mind, we shuffled our vague plans for a day trip to Capri forwards to the Sunday, to make the most of the sun. We caught the … Continue reading Colourful Capri