The Climber

This has to be about the fastest time that something I’ve seen or photographed has been edited and turned into a blog post.  I’d like a ‘Well Done’ sticker please.  Or maybe some house points.

A few weeks ago I was asked by a friend to take some portrait shots of her whilst climbing, a passion of hers.  I happily agreed, because, well, I’m an idiot. I’m an idiot because there were two things I failed to consider properly.

Worry One:

This friend happens to be a talented photographer with far more experience than I have.  The pressure to deliver was on!  You can see what I’m talking about by visiting Natalie’s website at Little Pumpkins Photography.

Worry Two:

I wasn’t the only photographer.  Joining us on the shoot was Eleanor from Eleanor Stobbart Photography and Paul from I-R Paulus. Two gifted photographers with great eyes and natural flair.   You should definitely check out their work, they’re both lovely people but it sure made me nervous as I’m not nearly as good as either of them!

So, the day came.  We headed out in bright sunshine (sarcastic hooray!) to Meadfoot Beach in Torquay where we could make the most of some rocks with a coastal backdrop.  In the end we had loads of fun followed by a big plate of fish and chips. Which as you’ll know, is ultimately the most important thing possible.

As for my pics?  You can make your own mind up …

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