This colour one has brought out not a very good quality in myself.. ENVY!!!!
Ah Julie - I know that feeling well. Envy is something that is absent in every area of my life - except photography!
These pictures of Tuscany were taken on a photo workshop with a friend of mine, Ian Badley. Ian had been to Tuscany before and decided to organise a workshop there - he normally runs them in the UK. He asked me if I would like to help him run the training, and our wives would be on hand to help entertain the other photographers partners if necessary. My area of experience is more in people photography, but my wife Nicky really wanted to go to Tuscany and so we went. Ian had booked a hotel very close to the location of these pictures and we did several dawn shoots. In addition we took the group into local towns including Sienna and here I was able to help the pupils with their street photography. All in all it was a great trip and the dawn pictures alone made it worthwhile. For landscape work I am now a firm convert to tripods and f11. We are going to run the same workshop in the first week of May 2013. The poppies were amazing too!