Yesterday, I returned from a ten day holiday beside the seaside in South Devon. And today, I’m having post-holiday blues…!
It was our first holiday this year, to one of our very favourite places, a seaside town called Salcombe.
We rented a little cottage and co-ordinated our stay with friends who were also on holiday there.
I thought I’d share a few pictures with you… (The images above and immediately below were taken using my iPhone.)
Towards the end of the holiday, I had a one-to-one masterclass with a wonderful photographer called Lorna Yabsley.
We spent the majority of the time concentrating on how to use the manual mode on my camera.
Little did I know when I started Flowerona back in December 2010 and was given a digital SLR camera for a Christmas present by my husband, how much I’d fall in love with photography.
Here are some of my photos using my digital camera after my lesson with Lorna…
I’m originally from Devon and before returning home, we spent time with my mum, brother and his wife who live there.
Being brought up in such a lovely part of the world, I never really appreciated how lucky I was back then.
And now I love spending time there, especially by the seaside…
(Images : Rona Wheeldon for Flowerona)
Pam Adams says
Rona, great photographs of your lovely holiday – Salcombe is on my list and that gorgeous hotel South Sands I keep hearing about, which looks stunning on the website.
Your photography, especially after your master class is delightful and those are the same images I would be attracted to – aesthetic, intriguing and calming.
Lovely to keep in touch – cheerio for now Pam x
Thank you Pam! You’ll love the South Sands hotel…we had dinner there on our last evening.
Hi Rona! (finally a few minutes to savor this post!)
Your photos are wonderful – so evocative of such an idyllic locale and how lucky you are to have grown up in Devon! We’re already planning our UK visit for next year and Devon is on the list. Maybe we’ll find that perfect spot and stay forever. 🙂
Thank you Georgianna for your lovely comments…they mean a lot to me coming from such a talented professional photographer like yourself :-).
Would love to meet up when you’re next in the UK! x
Caroline @trend-daily says
Wow Rona-what fabulous pics-we were in Newton Ferrers the very same week-what a treat a one to one photography lesson must have been! Well don on organising your blog posts first!! Hopefully meet you at a get-together soon! 🙂 Caroline
Thank you so much Caroline for your comment and lovely compliments about my photos! 🙂 Isn’t it a small world that you were also down in Devon that week…yes, hopefully we’ll meet up soon!
Lorna Yabsley says
So pleased to your images. They look great ! I hope your using your manual settings as much as possible and getting your head round the metering.
Pat your head, rub your tummy…
All the best
Hi Lorna. Thank you for your lovely comment…yes, I’m only using manual settings now :-)!
Beautiful 🙂 Missing the sunshine…