Since we left on our trip over 8 months ago I have taken a few pictures. OK, I have taken a LOT of pictures. Betsy has been amazingly supportive throughout, patiently standing while I frame shot after shot on our hikes or walks through the city. In addition she has been gently pushing me to show off more of my pictures. Despite all this prodding I have never felt good enough about my work to showcase the pictures beyond a supporting role on Facebook and blog posts.
However, since you all have seen more of me than you may like in front of the camera, I’ve decided to start showing more of my perspectives from behind the camera. As a result, here are a few images taken since we landed in the UK that I enjoy.
This is Melrose Abbey, about an hour south of Edinburgh. The beautiful green grass contrasted with the 900 year old ruins makes for a wonderful afternoon of photography.
Some pictures you simply cannot plan. While standing in the backyard of our friends’ home this guy came up looking for some carrots. Without a thought I snapped a picture and love the result.
While Betsy was standing on the shore of the Avon River in Stratford the light was perfect. I love the look on her face as she looks out at the scene.
I love this image capturing the ruins of a small chapel on a hill in Edinburgh. In the background you can the modern buildings of the city while in front of you are the crumbling remains of history. Plus, this is one reason I love shooting in black and white so much.
It is hard to see this picture without being reminded of how quiet and peaceful this walk along the canal in Yorkshire was for us. I love walking early in the morning to capture water without ripples from a breeze.
This one was not taken by me, but I love this picture so much I had to include it. Betsy captured me immediately after the first sip of a perfect pint.
As we continue our exploration I’ll continue to capture the memories along the way and stepping outside my comfort zone to share them with you. If you would like to see more of my images check out our Flickr page. Feel free to add your constructive criticism either here or on Flickr as I am constantly looking for ways to improve.