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    James with Freddy the Cockapoo

    We recently spent a weekend at the Elvden Centreparcs and I took this picture of James holding our Cockapoo puppy Freddy in the garden of the Starbucks above the sailing lake with my mobile phone. I really like the expressions captured on their faces, although I wish had taken the photo with my XT-1 and a longer lens so I could have de-focused the background a bit. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible as at the time I took this picture all...
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    Say hello to Freddy

    I wanted to introduce everyone to a new member of our family who will probably be the subject of many photos over the next few years. His name is Freddy and he is a 6 week old Cockapoo puppy who we visited for the second time today and is going to be joining us permanently in two weeks time. We decided a few months ago that it would be a good idea to have a family pet and it didn’t...
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    Bourton-on-the-water snapshots

    This is a family post with pictures I took on a recent day spent in Bourton-on-the-water in Gloucestershire. View them using the gallery below. Bourton-on-the-water pictures Although there was a forecast for some rain about it turned out to be a beautiful summers day with uninterrupted  sunshine from the moment we arrived. Too much sunshine actually – I don’t like the heat much. I’d taken my DSLR kit with me which consists of a Pentax K5, Sigma 18-125mm HSM zoom,...
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    Favourite pictures – Eddie

    While we were visiting Gloucestershire recently we went to Bourton-on-the-Water to visit the model village there. As we were walking through the village I saw this dog playing in the water and stopped to get a few pictures of him. Although I don’t know the dog’s actual name, for the purposes of this post I’ve called him Eddie because to me he looked like an Eddie. I took this with my Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom fitted to the Pentax K5...
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    Having a sniff around

    Whilst we were at Alexandra Palace for a paper craft fair I was taking some pictures of James & Emma when I spotted this dog sniffing about the grass in the distance. I had my Tamron 70 – 300 mm zoom fitted to my Pentax K-r and I took this shot. I know this is just a dog having a  sniff around in the grass, but somehow the bush to the right, the sunlight and the dog’s position seems to...

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