The retreat… away from the studio

July 18, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I’ve never been one for holidays or breaks, but recently we have discovered time away from technology is good for the soul.

Amanda found an awesome sounding place, Wild Northumbrian and a shepherds hut placed in a meadow surrounded by a flock of sheep. No phone signal for two days! No work calls!

We arrived early at the retreat and made ourselves at home, after pushing our stuff up the hill in a barrow. Amanda found this to be great fun as she got a free ride back down the hill in the barrow, something she had not done before. It was great to hear her laugh.

I lit the stove and boiled the kettle, put on some music and explored our new home. The hut was great, some lovely touches and nice little details.. and warm!

Amanda settled down to some writing… and I got my camera gear set up for some night shots, photography just couldn't stop.

writing

Time drifted and the rain came down, which meant much running around with cloths to wipe lenses and flashes.

I`d decided to use a couple of flashes, one inside and one outside. The inside flash was fitted with an orange gel to give a warm glow, and the outside one had a light blue gel to give the impression of moonlight.

I think I got a few cool shots.

night at the cabin

You can see more shots of the hut and the surrounding landscape on my site.

If you like the pictures you can even buy them from my online shop.

We had a great time and I’d recommend a stay if you need to get away from everything but still love some of the comforts of home.

Oooops… nearly forgot.. the breakfasts are great, order one! 


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Howy White Photography.

 

Howy White, born in the North East of England, I now live between London and Hartlepool.

I work full-time for a stone company as the Operations Director and tackle the company Health and Safety, clock up over 600 miles a week in a work commute and normally work a twelve hour day.

When I'm not doing the above I squeeze in a life with Amanda, three cats and Howy White Photography.

When doing the Howy White thing, I love to shoot portraits, bands and musicians, stylist shoots and studio work.

 

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