Thursday, 27 August 2009

Lonely Tree


near Nettleden, Hertfordshire
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

I came across this scene while driving one evening. The road was narrow and there was nowhere to park so I carried on until I could stop safely and walked back. I liked the quality of the evening light and the way that the tree's shadow reached across the frame. One of my most popular photographs on Flickr is of a lone tree and so it will be interesting to see how this one fares.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Lutterworth, Leicestershire


Lutterworth, Leicestershire
Originally uploaded by stephenlamb

Over the last few weeks, Cindie, Maria and i have been making greetings cards with the intention of selling them. Actually Cindie and Maria made most of the cards - my contribution was some photocards using photographs that I had taken. Our first public outing was at the Lutterworth Carnival. When we arrived we first had to put up the gazebo. The gazebo was borrowed and none of us had ever put up a gazebo before. It took us quite a lot of trial and error to get all of the poles in the right place. It was quite windy which made it more of a challenge. Actually another gazebo broke loose and had to be chased across the field by it's owner.

Business was slow at first. We were located in a corner which meant that we did not get many people passing us. Lots of people just cut off the corner and hardly noticed us. Still those people who did come to browse seemed to like the cards even if they did not actually buy. In the end, we sold enough cards to make it worthwhile going but not as many as we hoped we would. It was an interesting experiment but probably not the best way to sell our cards. We are going to try some other methods in the next few months.