A walk by the seaside and a chance for some {time out}

It’s been super busy lately. Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining at all! Taking beautiful and memorable images is part of my daily life and I decided, on this wonderful day full of sunshine, to take some time out … just for me. Alfie, my little Tibetan Terrier (boy has he changed since that picture …) joined me on the beach, just five miles from where we live.

And here’s what I saw …

As we walked along, it amazed me how much detritus there is on just a short section of the beach … but beautiful shapes and shadows and textures too.

And yes, that is a skull in the top left hand of the next montage …

I just took one lens with me, my lovely 85mm f1.8 … it makes you think more about setting up the shot rather than just clicking away …

And here’s an up-to-date pic of our little one …

He’s almost fully grown now and celebrates his first birthday in December. What a year it’s been … and it’s not over yet! Enjoy the sunshine wherever you are – it’s back to work for me now!

I have a new man in my life – meet {Alfie}

For those of you who know me personally, or who follow my updates on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen that we have a new addition to the household … Alfie is a Tibetan Terrier who was born on 18 December 2010. He is growing by the day and has the hugest feet – good for walking on snow, apparently, as Tibetan Terriers were given to travellers as a good luck charm and for safety when they were traversing the snowy valleys.

Bringing a puppy into a household can be a fraught time – I’ve never had a dog before so I need to train myself as much as I need to train Alfie. He has already come with me on some photoshoots and is meeting lots of new people. He is an excitable little one, who loves to show his affection by biting … which worried me at first but now I realise that he is just saying “hello” and that it is normal for puppies. We will be going to puppy training because we all want to have a dog of whom we can be proud and not scared.

Anyway, here’s a pic of our new little man, who has already found his way into our hearts …

If you book a shoot with me or we arrange a meeting, do let me know if you like dogs … as Alfie may well be joining us!

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