That naked tree

Just two more days left before school restarts. Two more days of waking up with that lovely feeling of having nothing planned, a real rarity at Casa Fanton. Come Wednesday, we’ll no doubt feel like we’ve been thrown into a salad spinner with a flurry of activities, early starts, homework folders and finding PE kits. For now though, we’re going to immerse ourselves in doing relatively little; perhaps enjoy a few walks, watch a few films, read and eat Easter chocolates. How good does that sound?


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There’s been a green revolution happening on our regular walk with trees sprouting to life everywhere! A few days of gorgeous weather in Edinburgh and ‘POW!’ it’s lush and fresh with blossom pom-poms of pink and white on every tree. Magic.

I’ve shot so many photographs of all of this new colour that finding time to stay indoors to process them all is going to be a stretch. Fortunately, this abstraction took hardly any processing time at all as it was all done in-camera – just a few tweaks in curves in PS and it was done.


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Just back from a short trip up the east coast to St. Andrew’s with a lot of ICM shots of its coastline and beaches. It’s a real find photographically speaking as the greys and browns of the town really lend themselves to this deliberate blurring technique which I’m head over heels in love with. It’s so exciting to experiment with this new direction in my work.

PS: I can highly recommend the Peat Inn for anyone looking for a mini-break in this beautiful part of Scotland.

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I bought a beautiful little book of Haiku poems last week, it’s an absolute delight to read these short snippets of loveliness.

Mine sits on a small coffee table next to my favourite chair along with a book of poetry, a few magazines, my Kindle and my iPad. It’s my reading/looking/thinking/messy space and from it I get a cracking view of the tall trees outside. Fave spot.