I met Little D and his Mum when he was a couple months old, or younger even, and they came to baby massage at my work. Now his Mum helps me out at work each week and we make a point to see each other each Monday. Little D is actually what I call him, although he isn't too impressed with this and would rather be Big D. But I had my camera this week and Little D obliged...
I have never really been a fan of fancy dress parties before as they always seemed like so much trouble but a friend from church had a Pride and Prejudice themed party and luckily for me, My bridesmaid dress from Heather's wedding was just the right style. My friend Karen did my hair up with a million hair grips (well it seemed like that many) and taught me the art of sewing one's self in to one's dress. And off went. The people who dressed up looked really amazing. One very realistic dress was my friend in a old fashioned nighty. Unbelieveably realistic. Anyway, enough said, here are some photos. Please note my lovely hair-do!
I have read in my magazines and online for ages about photographers being harassed by the police and those in authority who object to their innocent taking of photos.
So I am chuffed to say my time came!!! I was kicked off the platform at St Pancras as they objected to my tripod and the flash on my Dad's camera that went off accidentally. Happily they did not kick us out of the station although I am sure I could have got extra kudos for that in the photography world, never mind, maybe next time.
Saying all this I guess their rules are surprisingly lax in a way, as I think some places would object to the taking of photos all together. We did feel lots of pity for the poor station as we went on our merry way taking photos (without flash or tripod but a high ISO) around St Pancras, this man seemed to have the job of purely going up to people and telling them not to use flash.
We went in the evening, I prefer the lighting in stations when its dark outside and despite not being able to use my tripod I was able to get some pretty decent photos of the station.
I would definitely recommend St Pancras to take photos just leave the tripod at home...
As most of you all know I am leaving my work in 9 weeks. I run a parent and toddler centre. Today I found out though that because there are significant structural problems with the walls, that we have to stop running sessions in the building that I have been working in for the past 3 years. It was a strange moment at lunch time as I sat there and realised it was my final day at the centre as I am used to. We don't yet have anywhere to move to but we have a few ideas that we will find somewhere and fast.
Perhaps I should not have thought it that strange then that it was today I got the perfect a picture that I have shot to death over the past few years. Looking from the bridge down the Regents Canal. Well today I stood at a different vantage point from the Gainsbourough Studios, the water was still, the reflections were vivid and the lighting was perfect as the sun was setting.