Happy New Year !

Happy New Year!!!

Into 2012, lousy end to 2011… had to work over Xmas in my full time job, and then my daughter was taken into hospital with abdominal pains that turned out to be a badly inflamed appendix! This was removed using keyhole surgery…. A far cry from my grandfathers 9” scar!!

After the December photo shoots I decided it was time to do some more improvements to the studio… it was still basically still my workshop with some backdrops, I have ripped out my old stores cabinet and steel rack, this will be on it’s way to the local scrap yard, with the price of metal at the moment it will go some way to paying for the studio improvements.. I’ve put some book shelves up in one corner with a slightly wider one to take my iPod and laptop, walls painted, a start on the rewiring and covering with trunking, all the props and backdrops have been sorted into boxes.

A couple of photos up on the wall not 100% happy with their placement will see how it looks with the make-up area mirror and other photos hung. A new lighting ring to go in for spot lights for the portraits on the wall.

Will have a play with my new light modifiers for some selfies, and then back to the advertising!

Managed to get out for a couple of hours with my camera, to the lakes near my home, it was a lovely evening, a bit cold and windy but the setting sun just kept getting better and better, the colours were fantastic, mother nature at her finest, as I was watching the scene change a dog ran into the water chasing ducks, I managed to catch it in profile in the corner of the shot.

Wishing you all happy, healthy and prosperous 2012.


Photo credits: David Goddard.

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Happy 2012 to you, make the best of your improved studio!


Happy New Year! best of luck!!


Happy New Year!!!


Happy New Year !


@ David, The lake is part of the Nature discovery centre, Thatcham, West Berkshire. It used to be a gravel pit, but has now been landscaped.


Lovely picture............ which lake ? Hope your daughter is well soon and wish your family a happy new year 2012.



Nice photo! Wish your daughter quick and full recovery from her surgery!

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