Photographing the Lake District for Chartfords.com



Last week I went up to Cumbria to photograph the lakes and surrounding areas for Chartfords.com. Chartfords is a leading online gallery that also gives you something extra. You can make money by simply buying art. Buy one piece of art and you could make up to 5 times what you paid. It’s actually a brilliant program. But anyway, I’m not here to sell you on it. I’m here to tell you about my photo shoot up in the Lake District.

I had been planning this trip for weeks, but the weather never seemed to cooperate. I have learned since that the Lake District has its own micro-climate and there is no weather service on Earth that can accurately predict what is going to happen in the Lake District. On Wednesday, my father-in-law and I decided to take our chances. He is from that area and pretty much assured me that we’d have at least a little bit of good light. And he was right.

On our way up there I was sure that we’d have rain and dark heavy clouds, but almost as soon as we entered the South Lakes the weather cleared into this awesome cloudy/sunny/rainy/moody mix. It was wild. We took several shots driving around the lakes and decided to hit Ashness Bridge for sunset. And although the sunset wasn’t remarkable, the moody clouds make a great image. Paired with a little bit of sunlight on the mountaintops and I think I nailed it.

The next morning, and it shouldn’t even really be called morning at 4:45am, we set out to find some other views of Skiddaw mountain. And I think the images turned out very well.

The Lake District is an awesome place. It is unlike anything I’ve seen before. The heavy clouds and spits of sun that peak through are like something out of The Lords of the Rings. I’m looking forward to going back up in winter and see what can happen when there’s snow on the ground.

All images can be purchased by going to Chartfords.com.

Hadrian's Wall HDR

Hadrian's Wall HDR

Ashness Bridge and Skiddaw Mountain

Ashness Bridge and Skiddaw Mountain

Utopia

Utopia

The Falls

The Falls

Skiddaw Mountain View

Skiddaw Mountain View

Skiddaw Mountain View

Skiddaw Mountain View

Skiddaw Mountain View

Skiddaw Mountain View

Morning Mist

Morning Mist

Photographer at Work

Photographer at Work

Trial Images for May Kaidee’s Vegetarian Cookbook



Yesterday was an exciting day. I drove down to Worthing to do a trial photo shoot for a very popular Thai chef in Bangkok, May Kaidee. I was to photograph several dishes and show the people putting together her cookbook what I can do. And I’m delighted to say that they liked the final images… and so do I.

Here they are.

And, as always I got to enjoy the fruits of my labour and I tried each and every one of these dishes. And they were glorious!

Thai Cooking Ingredients

Thai Cooking Ingredients

Shitake Mushrooms

Shitake Mushrooms

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin Soup

Thai Sticky Rice

Thai Sticky Rice

Thai Chili

Thai Chili

Sesame Seeds

Sesame Seeds

Rice Side Dish

Rice Side Dish

Tofu and Vegetables

Tofu and Vegetables

Tofu and Vegetables

Tofu and Vegetables

Tofu and Vegetables

Tofu and Vegetables

Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

Thai Salad with Peanut Sauce

Red Curry

Red Curry

Mango, Kiwi and Lime Drink

Mango, Kiwi and Lime Drink

 

Mark and Toni’s Wedding at Chartwell in Westerham, Kent.



Yesterday I photographed a wedding at one of my favorite National Trusts, Chartwell in Westerham, Kent. It was an idyllic day. The sun came out and created a warm, Italian-like atmosphere. The ceremony took place in the beautiful Marlborough Terrace. The light inside the terrace was some of the best I’ve ever seen. It was soft and had a gorgeous orange glow. Like we were photographing on the Costa del Sol.

Toni and Mark were great to photograph. They just went along for the ride and I think we got some amazing shots.

Their kids were also fabulous fun. As you can see from the Soprano-like shots below.

Thanks everyone for making this a great wedding shoot!

Wedding at Chartwell in Kent

Wedding at Chartwell in Kent

The Engagement Ring

The Engagement Ring

Engagement Ring in Black and White

Engagement Ring in Black and White

Wedding Shoes - RED!

Wedding Shoes - RED!

Cufflinks

Cufflinks

Bride's Son

Bride's Son

Mother and Son - Pre-Ceremony

Mother and Son - Pre-Ceremony

Mother and Son - Pre-Ceremony

Mother and Son - Pre-Ceremony

The Ceremony on the Marlborough Terrace

The Ceremony on the Marlborough Terrace

Bride and Groom Dancing on the Red Carpet

Bride and Groom Dancing on the Red Carpet

Bride and Groom on the Red Carpet

Bride and Groom on the Red Carpet

Bride and Groom's Shoes

Bride and Groom's Shoes

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

The Boys!

The Boys!

Boys and Girls

Boys and Girls

Groom with the Boys

Groom with the Boys

Bride and Groom with their Boys

Bride and Groom with their Boys

Bride with her Boys

Bride with her Boys

Bride and Groom with their Kids

Bride and Groom with their Kids

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