The Christmas tree is down, there is only one box of mince pies left, it's dull, gloomy and raining - it must be the first day of 2018...
I thought I'd take a quick look back over the last year - in all honesty, it was quite an unusual year with a lot of non-photography work getting in the way of my plans for more equine and canine clients. I also ended up taking quite a few trips, both abroad and within the UK, to fantastic locations which gave me some time behind the camera, as well as starting to learn and practice time-lapse and movie making.
Canine & Equine Clients:
Fortunately I was still able to meet quite a few canine and equine clients during the course of the year. Let's face it, it's not much of a business without clients. I'm hugely thankful for the wonderful people I get to meet, who dote on their four-legged friends.
Here are a few of the photos from the year - a special mention to Simon and Sophie who got engaged at Zippy's 12th birthday pawty where I was official pawparazzi photographer. Congratulations again to you both!
I intend to write up individual blog posts with plenty of pictures of each trip, but for now here are a small selection of images from each trip:
The Isles of Skye, Harris & Lewis - Scotland:
Truly incredible scenery on a grand scale. Another year, another road trip across the border with my Dad and sister.
Porto - Portugal:
A city break over a long weekend - not my usual type of break, but a great chance to eat, drink and explore with my family.
Skomer Island - Pembrokeshire:
Going to photograph the puffins on Skomer was a long-held ambition of mine. Luckily I grabbed a spot on a tour with Drew Buckley and Richard Peters. It was so much fun, I'm going back again in May this year (https://drewbuckleyphotography.com/product/skomer-island-puffin-photography-day/)
Last, but by no means least - Iceland. Wow - everything you've heard and read is true - this place is amazing! I will get back there one day...
Once again - a huge thank you to all of you who regularly follow my work and keep encouraging me onwards, particularly my wife Sue and our two furry children, Rodney and Socks:
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Best wishes for 2018,