Pleased to say my self imposed but necessary exile from Spitalfields Arts Market is just about over and I will be returning for the next one which begins 9th October for 4 days. The most awful of protracted and problematic house moves - in two stages - is over, although the paint brush remains to hand!
My photographic activities have also been curtailed and I have limited myself to shooting for stock, an element of my business which is growing in importance for me. The arrival of the Tall Ships off Southend Pier as well as the first sailing of the season of Paddle Steamer Waverley from Southend have been a couple of my chosen shoots.
A few commercial commissions have come my way, all completed successfully and I have been hugely satisfied to see some of this work already used in newspapers and magazines.
I have been trying out my new lens, a Canon EF 70 - 300mm f/4 - 5.6 L IS USM bought to replace my 70 - 200 which had been my favourite, however already I have a new favourite. It has only been used so far handheld and the results are outstanding, sharp & bright, I can't wait to use it on my landscape trips.
One downside to DSLR's is the annoyance of dust spots on the sensor; I manage to keep my relatively clear but every now & then they need a professional clean, a job performed expertly by Colchester Camera Repair Service. Of course I will still survey images at 100% and remove any blemishes before printing or publishing, a clean sensor does reduce time in post-processing.
In addition to Spitalfields Arts Market next week here are my remaining events of 2014:-
9th - 12th October Spitalfields Arts Market 1000 - 1700
13th - 16th November Spitalfields Arts Market 1000 - 1700
22nd & 23rd November The Essex Craft & Design Show, RHS Hyde Hall, Rettendon, Essex 1000 - 1500
4th - 7th December Spitalfields Arts Market 1000 - 1700
18th - 22nd December Spitalfields Arts Market 1000 - 1700
So a busy couple of months for Elaine and I, we do hope we get to see you at one of the above and if you are looking for something unique as a present for someone then I am sure there will be something of interest available. Last date for orders 14th December.
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