Photographing Water Droplets

I have not attempted this before so I thought I would give it a shot. I am amazed with the outcome! I have taken a shot of my setup so that you can see just how easy it is to capture these kinds of images.

I set my Nikon D800 in manual mode and used a shutter speed of 1000/s @ F16 and the built in flash as a commander for my Nikon SB900. I have included a picture taken on my iPhone of the setup I used. Great fun and thoroughly recommended.

A Trip to Tollard Royal in Wiltshire

This weekend we stayed in a beautiful B+B called Park Farm House in Tollard Royal (Salisbury). The scenery alone was going to make for a superb stay however on arriving at our B + B we were greeted and welcomed by the lovely Sarah & Jasper who made our stay delightful. Highly recommended and deserves 5 stars without a doubt!

Tollard Royal is a village and civil parish on Cranborne Chase, Wiltshire, England. The parish is on Wiltshire’s southern boundary with Dorset and the village is 6 miles (10 km) southeast of the Dorset town of Shaftesbury. The “Royal” in the toponym refers to the royal hunting lodge that was used for hunting on the Chase.

The weather today topped 32 degrees C and so the walking we had planned turned into a  lots of driving with the air conditioning on full blast and a pub garden. We managed to take some lovely pictures today and look forward to your comments.

Fathers Day at Lepe Beach

Fathers Day 2013 was spent at Lepe Beach enjoying the noise of the waves and the delicious bacon, leek, lentil and potato soup we took in our flasks. We managed to get some great pictures of out little Millie today as she hunted for her stick.

That crazy dog called Millie …

If you have not heard of Lepe Beach before then check out the map below. Its a beautiful location with something for everyone and has some amazing history to offer up.

Here are some pictures from our trip, it was great fun taking these photographs and we would love to hear your comments

West Wittering Beach Ride

On the evening of Tuesday 18th May, little did they know it but Titch, Tilly, Foot, Izzy & Chester were going to experience for the first time in their lives with their humans a beach ride in West Wittering, a moment each person and horse will never forget!

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A total of 5 amazing horses were gathered together and traveled of to the seaside. As the tide began to leave the shores, it revealed amazing sands and a beautiful coastline. The sun began to set, the wind and rain had ceased to be and what was left was a beautiful scene to have their first gallop in perfect conditions.

This amazing event was captured from start to finish on camera and so the memories and views need never leave us …


Old Wardour Castle

Our visit to the English Heritage landscape in and around Salisbury

Another romantic day out together at Wardour Castle in Slaisbury enjoying our English Heritage membership.

Set in the peaceful Wiltshire countryside beside a lake, Old Wardour Castle, near Tisbury was once one of the most daring and innovative homes in Britain. It was built in the 14th century as a lightly fortified luxury residence for comfortable living and lavish entertainment. Today the castle ruin provides a relaxed, romantic day out for couples, families and budding historians alike.

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Wardour Castle
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Millie Standing Guard


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Some pretty lady sat in the window