Thursday, October 31, 2013

Witches prepare for Halloween fun celebrating the pagan new year

Photo by Guy Harrop. Witches prepare for Halloween or All Hallows' Eve, in Devon,  marking the Celtic festival of Samhain, celebrating the pagan new year traditionally marking the end of the summer season and the end of the harvest. This year has been one of the best pumpkin harvests for years because of wet spring and hot summer.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Trundling round the countryside with a classic VW camper van and a set of cameras.

Pootling round the Devon countryside with a VW camper is timeless. It reminded me of extensive travelling round New Zealand for a picture library in a bright yellow purring motor but way better. Everyone looks at you, then waves, then smiles…..they are having fun looking at you driving....having fun = perfect. A friend had been restoring an original British RHD 21 window caravette camper van for several years and suddenly it was ready. We had been chatting about shooting some images, but the weather was rubbish, then a few weeks ago we had a couple of hours window and managed to shoot off some frames trundling through the English countryside… it sold!!

UK storms hit the Westcountry causing flooding and damage to villages across Devon and Cornwall.

 Photo by Guy Harrop 28/10/13.  Resident Trevor Marsh checks the depths of the flooded main road in the small vilage of Weare Giffard, Devon UK as flooding and storms hit the UK.

 Photo by Guy Harrop 28/10/13.  A van drives through flooded lanes near Barnstaple, Devon as  flooding and storms hit the UK.
 Photo by Guy Harrop 28/10/13. A windsurfer against dramatic clouds after the storm passes across the UK, pictured in Westward Ho!, Devon

 Photo by Guy Harrop 28/10/13.Walkers enjoy the bright conditions after the storm passes across the UK, pictured in Westward Ho!, Devon

Monday, October 14, 2013

Making the most of the weather shooting more scenic stock early mornings

Devon PR photographer Guy Harrop has been out shooting more seascapes and landscapes this year across the South West. Said Guy," A lot of the stock images can be a bit hit and miss especially when you are trying to juggle it with a daily diary. When you are not on a commissioned shoot, the weather is usually rubbish and not too great for stock images. This year I have been quite lucky both with images and sales. I think the more I don't succeed the more I want to try, so putting in that extra effort can pay off."