October 2019

New Product, New Camera and Autumn


Since launching this site in April there’s been a lot of amending of copy, adding of new images in both the galleries and the Shop. Also, an Additional Store was launched to allow anyone to buy Framed Prints, Canvas Wraps and Digital Downloads of images. It’s great to know that the online shop actually works as an order for 20 cards was recently fulfilled – what a boost that gave me. Some cards and prints have also been sold through the Country Market and Enterprise Markets in Northallerton Town Hall. A small selection of Framed Prints are also available in the Simply Dutch store in Leeming Bar (Literally just off Junction 51 of the A1 in North Yorkshire).

Onto the new product then!

A6 card with mount
A6 Notecard with Mount and C6 white envelope

All images in the Shop are now available as an A6 Notecard with a Mount. I think these look really classy and once the recipient has received the notecard it can then simply be framed (may need to be a bespoke frame though – Skelf Frames are who I use). These are printed to order and are hand mounted using a nice Cream Core Antique White mount and come complete with a quality C6 envelope. The cards are priced at £3.50 each. Of course the twenty existing notecards are still available without the mount at £2 each but these images can be printed and mounted as above too. All images in the shop are also available in the following sizes, 6″ x 4″ print in an 8″ x 6″ Mount, 7″ x 5″ print in a 10″ x 8″ Mount, A5 image in a 12″ x 10″ Mount, A4 images in a 16″ x 12″ Mount and A3 print in a 20″ x 16″ Mount. All are printed to order.

and so a new camera!

Canon EOS R
The Canon EOS R Mirrorless Camera

The avid readers amongst you (that’ll be Anne and me then) may have noticed references in earlier blog posts to my Camera equipment being a Canon 6D (a full frame DSLR) with associated lenses and a Canon M3 (a cropped sensor mirrorless camera) with associated lenses. You might also have noted in my April Blog about the swim I took in Ullswater?? So as a result of the swim my 6D and the lens it had on at the time (24 – 105mm zoom) got a little wet. Whilst they seemed to dry out very well there’s no knowing what might be going on inside the items themselves. Luckily, a friend works for Canon and helped me source the new Canon EOS R and it’s ‘kit’ lens, again a 24 – 105mm zoom at a very reasonable price. So I sold my both my cameras online via MPB.Com, whom I highly recommend for their fast service and honest evaluation of the kit. The new equipment hasn’t been used in anger yet, but it will shortly, watch out for some new photos!

Autumn’s here

Autumn leaves, Aira Force
Autumn leaves, Aira Force

Autumn is one of my favourite times of year. As the colours change it provides many opportunities for photography. The other morning I noticed a fantastic cobweb covered in dew. Sadly I wasn’t in a position to photograph it – one lot of cameras on it’s way south and a new camera on its way north at the time. I am looking forward to a days photography at Thorp Perrow Arboretum in early November and the opportunity this will provide to get some lovely rich autumn colour shots.

It’s noticeable as I walk (and run) through the country lanes and fields around us how the landscape changes as the seasons change. There’s more than the change of leaf colours, the fields get harvested and replanted, the birds migrate and return, the nights draw in and the sunrise gets later (great for lazy photographers like me). All these changes provide great opportunities for photography – I hope you get plenty of chances too.

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