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I started collecting handmade glass when I lived in Japan, and most of what I have is from that time. The glass candle holder is from Iceland. I love the way the glass plays with the light.

We live right on the seafront, which is mostly good, but also especially windy and cold in winter. Also, the windows are constantly covered with sea spray. Here are some pictures of the Brighton Pier at night through a very dirty window. You can see the reflection of things  on the wall in our living room.



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Paul and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary this Easter weekend. It seemed only fitting to choose our wedding rings as our Treasure. Our rings were designed by a local artist in Lausanne, Switzerland. They are made from silver and local wood, and we had the pleasure of helping to design them. The boxes that hold them are made from the same wood.

Palmeira Square

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It Feels Like Spring Today

It’s Good Friday today. The first day of the Easter holidays and the first day it has really felt like spring. It is still a bit chilly, but the promenade is full of people walking, and families are enjoying the beach… Perhaps that is why the nearby park at Palmeira Square is almost deserted today.

A Good Book and a Glass of Wine

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Small angel figure on windowsill with view of sea

Angel by the seaside

I wanted to take this little angel outside for her photoshoot, but it started to rain. So here she is sitting on the windowsill. After that she came in for a glass of wine.

Big Books

Tiny Angel

Medium Books

Medium Sized Angel

Small Books

Big Angel

And here are the stars of the show… Books and wine glasses of various sizes!

Angel with a variety of wine glasses and books

I paired the angel with different sizes of books and wine glasses to make her appear smaller or larger.

Moment & Motion

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Getting an interesting shot of a subject in motion was really challenging! I tried panning my camera across the scene to follow this bicyclist. I’m pretty happy with this shot, but it took dozens of attempts before I could get anything decent. There were lots of cyclists out tonight… so lots of opportunity to practice photographing people in motion.


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I didn’t have far to walk today… these houses, which were built in 1840, are just next door. I am especially enamoured with spiral staircases. The Victorian houses in the last picture also have spiral fire escapes running up the sides. I do like the houses, but I think I like the photo of the wall the best.


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After wandering around looking for colour and being only somewhat successful, I again surprised myself by going for the unexpected shot. I’ve always liked the way traffic lights look at night – especially in the rain. This isn’t quite night, and it isn’t raining, but I like the way the red plays against the bluish background.

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