A wedding & a festival

Thursday, 13 June 2013

I thought i'd share a few photos from the past two or three weeks. I spent a weekend at home recently for a friend's wedding and a family christening. The wedding was a lovely day, luckily with sunshine, and I may have gotten a bit tipsy (read: very). I love attending weddings and hopefully this is the first of many over the next few years, as we enter the second half of our twenties and everyone seems to slightly grow up!

A few weeks ago, Aled & I went to Bushstock, which is a one day music festival held in Shepherd's Bush, put on by folk indie record label Communion. I was only familiar with a few of the artists but had high expectations as the quality of music is always very high with any artist on Communion. I was lucky enough to be able to take a few photos for Aled's review. I love live music photography but am still very amateur. I haven't yet mastered the manual mode on my DSLR and I need to teach myself over the next few months so I am ready for a few summer festivals we are covering. It's only a hobby and hopefully I can slowly improve my skills. I have also picked out a new lens which is waiting in my Amazon basket for my next pay day!

These photos were taken during our brief week of summer here in England. It's now rather grey and dreary. Summer, you were great.


Our year away in photos (part 2)

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Here is part two of my favourite photos from our year away. The first one was a must do, obviously.

Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles
Our engraved bottle in Lynchburg, TN
Somewhere on the road in Utah or Arizona (actually not sure!)
At the beach in San Diego, CA
Me, slightly drunk, in New Orleans, LA
If I had to pick one photo - it would be this. On the road, Utah.
Sunset over the Mississippi, Memphis, TN
Beale Street, Memphis, TN
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia
Japanese Gardens, Portland, OR
View from Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA
Portland suburbia in Autumn
Dogsledding in Whitehorse, Yukon
Port Renfrew, Vancouver Island, BC
On the road between Banff and Lake Louise, AB
Snowshoeing in Lake Louise - honestly looked like Narnia!
On the ferry back from Vancouver Island, BC
Vancouver, BC
I definitely enjoy scrolling endlessly through my photos from that year. Trying to vicariously live that life again, somehow. I know I mentioned this before, but I honestly can't believe how quick the past year has gone since we got back. I feel like I am scarily hurtling through my mid twenties. Lets not talk about how soon late twenties will be upon me!

If you want to know any more about our travels in North America; advice, information, or just want to be a tad more nosey, here is the travel blog we wrote whilst we were out there. The better posts are written by Aled!