I was asked this week to contribute a photograph or two to go into my photography club’s yearbook.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the formation of Atherton & District Amateur Photographic Society

Over the last 15 years I’ve taken thousands of images so it’s not an easy task choosing favourites, but the first one I selected was this image of Leonor photographed on the beach at Formby (click to enlarge).


The idea for the shoot was hers and she had made the dress for the occasion.  It was our second shoot together.   We were blessed with a beautiful blue sky and I think we captured some great shots.  The image above stands out for me for its ‘arty’ feel (I hope that doesn’t sound too pretentious).

Here are a couple more favourites from the shoot (click to enlarge).



2 Responses so far.

  1. Simon says:

    Top shot’s a fantastic one.
    Amazing how B&W suits it better than the colour. Did you specifically see the B&W advantage, or find it by experimentation.

  2. Paul says:

    Thanks for your very kind comment Simon. I had the thought in my head when I took it that it might suit a mono treatment. We took a good mix of images with Leonor in different outfits. Some of them suited colour best and some mono. It all comes down to personal taste I suppose. 🙂

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