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Kennet and Avon Canal

A quick trip on a canal boat last week. The sunshine wasn’t really good enough for IR photography but the trees were very beautiful in their new summer dress. It was fun sitting on the bow and watching for pictures.  We went from Saltford lock through Bath to Limply Stoke.

Giraffes

My last walking safari in Kenya took me into an area of enormous yellow barked Acacia trees. The bark is used by locals to help with fever. There were trees, then clouds and then giraffes!!  It was quite magical to be walking amongst these very strange and inspiring creatures. They were so quiet and move […]

Kenya

  Just back from an adventure in Kenya. It was the wet season which meant that the animals were quite hard to find as there was plentiful food and water all over the reserves. On the upside , there was no dust – the plague of cameras – and once the sunshine did appear , […]

Cards available to order on line

I am very pleased to say that a selection of   greetings cards of my images are now available from the splendid website of ‘Lovefromtheartist”  https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/south-petherton/pauline-rook-photography This includes some of my new infra red images, the cards are of excellent quality and work very well for monochrome images.

Blackdown Hills walk

The lovely weather on Thursday had me out trying to catch the last of the green leaves in the Blackdown hills. I have been otherwise occupied most of the summer and so the opportunities for Infra Red photography have sadly passed me by.  I do love it though, it really does open up new avenues […]

Albacore Internationals 2017

Had a wonderful time taking photographs from the luxurious ex Olympic Committee boat at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy.  The wind blew , the sun  shone and the boat hardly rocked!! Never had it so good for taking boat pictures. The full set can be seen on this  gallery page.

Holiday snaps!!

I have just had a wonderful trip to Cyprus, both north and south. Here is a selection of things that caught my eye. The wild flowers were at their peak,  Cyprus has had plenty of winter rain and a cool spring and so I imagine that this year’s display was a good one, we certainly […]

Wanborough Mill

I was given the opportunity to go round Wanborough Mill last week. It was the old paper mill that had been at Watchet since Victorian times but is now sadly being decommissioned and sold.  It is a huge site and must have been a very impressive works in its hey day. Sad to see everything […]

Trip to the seaside

A bit of a  change yesterday from my Rural Life Museum work.  Off to Cowes to take portraits for my sailor daughter Mary and her fellow adventurers at sea.  Also,  to take pictures to launch the new Off Shore Academy that will train them to compete in next year’s classic French  single named yacht race, […]