Wednesday, 25 November 2015

2016 new year approaching, old years fade away.

2016 new year approaching, old years fade away.

2016 new year approaching, old years fade away.
© Photographer: Jeanette Teare | Agency:

Love this kind of work, but it means I'm thinking ahead of whats actually going on around me. Next images? Valentines day? Mothers day? The referendum? Anyway, if anyone sees this image, please give me a shout!

Saturday, 24 October 2015

On losing ambition and getting a life

What's all this talk about bucket lists? What is the point? At the point of kicking the bucket, who the hell cares about ticking things off the list. The problem with giving up that sort of ambition is you're left living for the moment.
Is that such a bad thing.?

One key ambition I have left is to retire at 60. That's not such a grand ambition, up until about 10 years ago it was the normal retirement age for women in the UK until the government decided women should retire at the same age as men ie 65, and then to rub salt into the wound they put up the retirement age all round.

So anyway that means I've got a few years of work life left, then a fair few years of non working life to enjoy. Reaching my potential is possible, but does it matter? If I do my best all the time, I can't do any better.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Stock photography. Bland, uninteresting or a challenge?

I've spent the last few months seriously chasing a dream. For many years I've been talking about stock photography, shooting for stock, chasing the dream of unlimitted travel and excitement and opportunity. Great, you may think. I've been on the case for several months now, and as you may have gathered, I'm not inexperienced as a photographer, but it has been a massive learning curve for me.

Watch this space for a bit more on the adventures of a dreamchaser. Meanwhile here's one of my recent offerings to a stock library.

Piazza San Marco loggia with cafe tables
© Photographer: Jayemm | Agency:

Thursday, 21 March 2013

More photography work!

Just when I say I'm hanging up my camera, I get even more photography work. Off to photograph stainless steel stuff tonight at Yes, its another glamour job for me. The next on the agenda is placentae. Hmmm...

Monday, 4 March 2013

It seems its a year since I did a blog post. Since then I have been a bit more active on twitter - microblogging, as they say. I do have to restrain my tweets sometimes as the temptation is to use twitter as a vent for anger and frustration. Anyway, if you want here more from me, you could follow me on twitter! @abbeydaleweb

Monday, 5 March 2012

Huuray! freedom

From a photography point of view, I'm now free at last, because I've pretty much given up on being a photographer in a professional capacity, and now I'm loving it more than ever!

Saturday, 21 January 2012


January, I really don't like January. The low light, the cold, the wind, the short days.

So, good things about January

1) Its a good time to start new projects, beacuse there aren't are holidays about to rear up and put a halt on things.

2) Its a good time to have a clear out.

3)Its good when its over?

4) January sales?

5) I'm not fretting to go outside because the weather is nice.