Brochures and printed promotional material

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In preparation for a forthcoming event I set about preparing an updated tri-fold brochure. I enjoyed the process and, as you will be aware, I also enjoy making a Slideshow. So, with apparently shameless self-aggrandisement I created a double-whammy of a promotional slideshow promoting some printed promotional material 😊. It’s been a while since I had produced any printed promotional literature, as was evident when I went to my cupboard to find any of my old brochures and realised that it was time to create an update. There was a need for fresh material, more recent images, updated logos and […]

The outdoor sculpture exhibition in Autumn at Chatsworth

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We are frequent visitors to Chatsworth in Derbyshire. We love this part of the world and Chatsworth has so many captivating features, locations and of course places to stay in all the villages encompassed by the Duke of Devonshire’s Estate. On this occasion we spent a few days staying at one of our favourite places and taking in the “Sculpture Outdoors” Exhibition with the added benefit of amazing Autumn colours boosted by fabulous sunny weather. There have been many Sculpture exhibitions in the garden but this one combines contemporary and classical works in the Chatsworth collection positioned around the stunning […]

The winning Morgan pedigree

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Morgan Motor Company is a family-owned car manufacturer based in Pickersleigh Road Malvern that hand-builds iconic British sports cars, famous the world over for their unique blend of craftmanship and charisma married with innovation and cutting-edge technology. The Company was established in 1909 by H.F.S. Morgan with the design of the now iconic Morgan Three-Wheeler. This was followed in 1936 by the Morgan 4-4, which continues to be produced today, and is the longest running production car in the world. Every Morgan is expertly crafted using three high quality core materials: ash, aluminium and leather coupled with the latest drive-train […]

Our love affair with Chatsworth continues

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One of the special occasions that takes place every year at the fabulous Chatsworth Estate is the Country Fair. This year (2018) the 37th fair it was held on Friday 31st August, Saturday 1st September and Sunday 2nd September, and whilst we would have loved to have attended each day, we visited this year on the Saturday embellished with an enjoyable stay at one of the Devonshire Arms. I have prepared a slideshow using a selection of my photographs taken that day giving a sample of the many and varied events we were lucky enough to see and enjoy. The […]

Sites and sights in Le Marche Italy

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Our annual (and sometimes biannual ) visit(s) to fabulous Tuscany continue, resulting in much pleasure, consumption of great food and wine and of course a plethora of photographs. Our stay in Tuscany this summer was preceded by a few days staying in the Le Marche region of Italy, the calf muscle (or “gastrocnemius” ) in the boot of Italy. We stayed in Ancona and also visited Senigallia to its north and Loreto to its south, before heading back westwards through Perugia to our home-from-home Castellina-in-Chianti . Our visit to Le Marche was predicated on three main ideas. First, we wanted […]

Postcards

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We recently paid another visit to the Chatsworth Estate in Derbyshire, and readers of my blogs will be aware that it’s a part of the world to which we frequently return. The Horse Trials in May is a common feature on our calendar and we are also drawn by the fabulous countryside and historic locations, such as Hardwick Hall. The link between Chatsworth and Hardwick is of course Bess of Hardwick, notably following her marriage (Bess’s third) to William Cavendish in 1552. Their son William became the first Earl of Devonshire, and Chatsworth has of course been the home of […]

Seductive Shades of Grey(scale)

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People that know me and visitors to my website will be aware that we have a love for Italy, and we are lucky enough to make frequent trips to enjoy the sites, sights, landscape, culture, people, food and wine of that amazing Country, especially the region of Tuscany. The colours of Italy are vibrant and lend themselves to “contrasty” images. But that also means that those red, blue and green channels can look pretty captivating in shades of grey.

A tribute to a dear friend

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Some might say that a blog post on a photographers website is not the appropriate place for a reminder about the devastating effects of Cancer and a request for people to remember to donate to those organisations and charities that are working to eradicate the disease. Well, having just attended the funeral of a dear friend, and with memories of similar occurrences over the last couple of years, I felt compelled to use this ”platform” to put something out there. Many of us had photographs of our good friend Mike, and one thing I knew I could do with them […]

Hardwick Hall ~ A memorable place created by an formidable lady

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Derbyshire, History, National Trust, Reviews, Slideshow, Travel

This is my review bit Whenever we are in Derbyshire, notably for the Chatsworth Horse Trials, or to visit some friends who live in this great part of the world, we always try and make sure a visit to Hardwick Hall is on our itinerary. National Trust membership (or being married to someone who works for the Trust 😊 ) provides free entry to Hardwick Hall and all its wonders, including the Old Hall even though is now under the care of English Heritage. We always enjoy our visits to Hardwick as there are so many things to see, and […]

Another trip to Sydney would be a great idea

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Sydney Slideshow (just click on the white play button, and then maximise the screen) Having reviewed the many photographs taken during our recent trip it comes as no great surprise that there is a keenness to return some day. In the meantime there is conciliation in looking through the many images and reminiscing. To make the task easier I’ve put together a slideshow of a few favourite shots. Rather than making the slideshow to cumbersome it seemed a good idea to divide the images, and so a visit to the New South Wales Art Gallery is recorded in one show […]