If you go down to the woods today…

… don’t drop your mobile phone.

Yes, I was foolish enough to let my phone fall from my pocket today while I was taking photos in Didcot’s Millenium Wood. Thankfully for me someone found it later while walking her dog and I was reunited with the phone a couple of hours later – thank you nice lady! So the lesson is be careful when you’re kneeling on the floor taking photos of moss and the base of a tree.


With bonfire night on Monday I’m sure there will be plenty of fireworks going off this weekend. If you’re going to a display or having your own at home remember to be safe, wrap up warm and have fun. If you fancy trying to get some fireworks photos then do use a tripod if at all possible – you’ll be working with longer exposures then usual and it’s SO important to keep the camera steady. Assuming you’ve got some distance between you and the fireworks then manually focusing on infinity should do the trick, especially if you’ve got a mid-range aperture to give you some depth of field. After that experiment with shutter speed; the great thing about digital photography is that you can review and adjust. And don’t forget to include some shots of your family and friends enjoying themselves – photographing sparklers is always good fun and silhouettes against the bonfire can look great. I’m not sure if I’ll get to see any fireworks this weekend – I’m away on a photography weekend, an early birthday present from my husband. But come back in a few days and see how I got on.

Have a great weekend!


I've been a keen photographer for many years now. I work hard to get good shots and build a collection of photos that help make a special set of memories. Whether you're having a party, a wedding, or any other kind of event I will focus on your needs.

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