Longleat: Festival of Light

Hello Ladies and Gents,

So just before New Years I visited the Festival of Light at Longleat Safari & Adventure Park. I didn’t take many pictures of the animals living here, or of inside the historic stately home though.  The main reason for this visit was the impressive display of chinese lanterns set up throughout the park.  These impressive structures were all made from silk and ranged from delicate flowers to wild beasts on parade.  I’ve never really tried taking photos like this before as it poses quite a difficult situation; balancing increasing darkness as the evening progressed, but also the vibrant colours and light produced by the subjects.  With this in mind I tried my best to capture the event as best I could.

I hope these images give you an idea of how impressive and stunning these structures were.

As always please let me know what you think of my work, any criticism is gladly welcome. Did anyone else manage to see this impressive display?

Take care,

Iain x

Butterflies and Beasts

Hello Ladies and Gents,

So this is going to be just a quick little post with some photos I didn’t include in some previous posts. This little selection of images have come from recent visits to Longleat and London Zoo. I’ve mentioned in previous posts how much I enjoy going to Zoos to practice my photographic skills, but with this I found a way of coping with a specific fear I have. Now this may sound silly but I have a slight fear of Moths (the ugly cousins of Butterflies), I’ve no idea why but whenever I see them my skin just crawls.  So when visiting a zoo with a Butterfly house I usually don’t hang around as much as everyone else, but this time I challenged myself to stay a little longer and capture a few images of them.  I’m so happy that I did this, as the shots that I got I am quite happy with. Just goes to show that sometimes beauty can be found in the things we are afraid of, it just takes a bit of bravery and a change in perspective (in my case; looking through a lens).

I hope you enjoyed seeing this small snapshot, and the rest of my work on the blog.  I really appreciate the continued support/follows/and likes the blog has received since I started posting. Its a real confidence booster to know people like the images I put on here. So thank you to everyone that continues to come back and see what I’m up to, it means a lot.

All the Best,

Iain x

A Weekend in London

Hello Ladies and Gents,

So a little while ago I went on a little weekend away to London. I always like going on trips to the capital, it’s a bustling and vibrant city (as are most national capitals), but there’s always something special about going there for a weekend away.  This time I was seeing the lovely Jenny from fashionfromafield (you may remember her from a few previous posts, again if you’re into fashion I suggest checking out her website). Recently there has been a few big sites to see in London; the Poppies at the Tower of London, the Shard looking over the city skyline, and the limited edition Paddington Bear statues dotted around town.

Thank you to those of you that take the time too look at my photos, it really means a lot. If anyone has any tips/tricks, queries or theories, then please give me a shout.

Catch you later,

Iain x