Fabulous news, one of my images won an AOP (Association of Photographers @AsssocPhoto) Award yesterday! So happy!
The AOP awards are always a great way to see what all the photographers in the association are doing and to see their work printed on the wall and meet a few of them at the awards do. This year it is being held in the Old Truman Brewery in conjunction with the SHOOT LDN event and the Photoblock festival. To my surprise one of mine got through to the final and got an award too! There are lots of talks and events going on from the 8th – 11th October – pop down if you have the time, really worthwhile seeing all the amazing work in print on the walls.

AOP Award winning image! copyright Claudia Gannon 2015

AOP Award winning image! copyright Claudia Gannon 2015

The image is for sale in print format and if you’d like to buy a copy please follow this link to the printspace gallery, they also do framing:
https://art.tt/w2v

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Had a pic in the Guardian small business network section the other day thanks to my friend Jane who was interviewed for the article and runs her own successful business making handmade, personalised gifts in Suffolk.

Link to article here:

Jane O'Riordan

Jane O’Riordan

Was in Brightlingsea taking some portrait photo’s the other day and thought I’d go down to the beach and have a look around. Sun was hiding and it just started raining, but thanks to trusty ND filter managed to got a moody shot despite the rain…!

Brightlingsea

Brightlingsea

So, finally got round to looking through all the images I took a couple of weeks ago, of the Willis Building in Ipswich. It was the 40th/Ruby Anniversary of it being built by Sir Norman Foster in 1975. It’s an amazing building and looks still as modern today as I imagine it looked when it was first built. It had been announced on the radio that is was to be lit up ruby red so there were quite a few of us photographers out with tripods and remote controls trying to capture it all.

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Lovely to meet Kathy Simms @kathys1961 last year in Norfolk who decided to pack in her life in Northamptonshire and move to the North Norfolk coast.  She now runs a gallery and also takes photographs of the lovely landscape. And what a beautiful coast it is – whether in sun or in rain and storm. Here are some pics from the feature that went into the February issue of Coast Magazine.20141108_Norfolk-05228

Wells net the Sea, early morning sunrise, Winter sun, landscape, copyright claudia gannon

Wells net the Sea, early morning sunrise, Winter sun, landscape, copyright claudia gannon

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Mundesley, North Northfolk, Landscape Photography, Copyright Claudia Gannon

Mundesley, North Northfolk, Landscape Photography, Copyright Claudia Gannon

Kathy Simms, Coastal Life Gallery Holt, Coast Magazine, North Norfolk Coast,

Kathy Simms, Coastal Life Gallery Holt, Coast Magazine, North Norfolk Coast,

Kathy Simms, Coastal Life Gallery Holt, Coast Magazine

Kathy Simms, Coastal Life Gallery Holt, Coast Magazine

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Did a lovely walk on Sunday in Woodbridge, local Southwold brewery @Adnams has a great list of local circular walks starting/ending at their pubs and we have done a few so far this year. Really loved this one as we timed it just right for the sun to set and I got some lovely shots of the River Deben which snakes its way along the right of the town. You walk past the Tide Mill and some shipwrecks and old warehouses. There are also some boatyards down there too which always make for interesting shots.

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Boats, Botyard, Copyright Claudia Gannon 2015, East anglia, Estuary, Event Photography, Food Photography, Ipswich, London, Portrait Photography East Anglia, River Deben, Shipwrecks, Suffolk, Sunset, Tide Mill, Woodbrigde

Boats, Botyard, Copyright Claudia Gannon 2015, East anglia, Estuary, Event Photography, Food Photography, Ipswich, London, Portrait Photography East Anglia, River Deben, Shipwrecks, Suffolk, Sunset, Tide Mill, Woodbrigde

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Really look forward to seeing The Imitation Game in the cinema, hear that BC gives a great performance as Alan Turing. Went over to Bletchley Park earlier this year and had a look around, the bombe code breaking machine is incredible super complicated and huge in size. There is also a beautiful slate statue/artwork of Alan Turing by Stephen Kettle.

Looking through the visitors book is intriguing too…

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Bletchley Park, Code Breakers, WWII, Alan Turing, The imitation game

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Bletchley Park, Code Breakers, WWII, Alan Turing, The imitation game

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Bletchley Park, Code Breakers, WWII, Alan Turing, The imitation game

Bletchley Park, Code Breakers, WWII, Alan Turing, The imitation game

Bletchley Park, Code Breakers, WWII, Alan Turing, The imitation game

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Got a chance to go to the Suffolk Coast the other evening and caught a glorious sunset. Also managed to dust off the old ND Big Stopper to get some really long exposure shots with moving clouds etc. Did not bring the wellies so ended up getting slightly wet feet – oops! With this great weather we are having might try and go back sometime soon with wellies this time to get some more shots of that pill box going into the waves.

 









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Suffolk Coast, Bawdsey, East Anglia, Long Exposure, ND Filter

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Suffolk Coast, Bawdsey, East Anglia, Long Exposure, ND Filter

 

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Suffolk Coast, Bawdsey, East Anglia, Long Exposure, ND Filter

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Suffolk Coast, Bawdsey, East Anglia, Long Exposure, ND Filter

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Suffolk Coast, Bawdsey, East Anglia, Long Exposure, ND Filter

Thank you to lovely Vivia for showing us some fabulous wild foods that we can forage for in the hedgerow, I loved the hedge garlic and the plant that you can burn as incense sticks (if I could only remember it’s name) I should have made notes on the day. Who knew that you can do stuff with hawthorn berries I always just thought they were just looking pretty but are really like little apples. We found some lovely ripe blackberries as well which promptly ended up in my tummy. Also made my first blackberry brandy this year, thank you to my friend Genevra Champion for the recipe!

 

Hedgerow garlic/mustard garlic

Hedgerow garlic/mustard garlic

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Incense plant

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Incense plant

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Foraging with Vivia Bamford

Foraging with Vivia Bamford

 

 

 

 

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, Tower Bridge, LDN, Canary Wharf, copyright Claudia Gannon 2014

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, Tower Bridge, LDN, Canary Wharf, copyright Claudia Gannon 2014

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, Tower Bridge, LDN, Canary Wharf, copyright Claudia Gannon 2014

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, Tower Bridge, LDN, Canary Wharf, copyright Claudia Gannon 2014

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London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Gherkin, Financial District London

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London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, Sunlight breaking through clouds,

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, sunlight breaking through clouds over the city, shafts of light

London, Aerial views, city of london, aerial photograph, aerial, city view, Thames, sunlight breaking through clouds over the city, shafts of light