My challenge for 2013 – take an image a day for the whole year. These are the images so far…..
December 2013 Gallery
29th December 2013 – mmmmmmmince pies…. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
28th December 2013 – the tree at my in-laws, so pretty ]Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
27th December 2013 – stacked crackers…. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
26th December 2013 – nicely relaxed on a family filled Boxing Day Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
25th December 2013 – hope Santa brought you what you wanted Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
24th December 2013 – my first ever yule log Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
23rd December 2013 – remember the chair I pulled apart to reupholster and found 2 fivers down the back? Well this is it finished – it was a Christmas present for my in-laws – they were mega happy! Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
22nd December 2013 – Christmas cake iced and ready for eating! Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
21st December 2013 – I bought this plaster cherub, unpainted, from the plasteres at Blists Hill Victorian Village, near Telford, and painted it up silver for Christmas.
20th December 2013 – This was a gift from my boss when I was working as the RAF Photographer at the Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton – it still makes me smile every Chrsitmas when I hang it on the tree!
19th December 2013 – Christmas lights
18th December 2013 – Moon
17th December 2013 – Santa and his elf in the Grotto at the Christmas Fair at the Weston-super-Mare Mueum
16th December 2013 – The Grotto at the Christmas Fair at the Weston-super-Mare Mueum
15th December 2013 -at the Christmas Fair at the Weston-super-Mare Mueum
14th December 2013 – My table at the christmas Fair at the Weston-super-Mare Mueum
13th December 2013 – I had a flying visit to Portsmouth and back yesterday for a quick lunch and Christmas present exchange with my mum and dad, who travelled over from the Isle of Wight to meet up.
12 December 2013 – today marks one year of being a “civvy” after leaving the Royal Air Force as part of the Armed Forces Redundancy Program last year, so to mark the day here’s a festive picture of my old boss, hung in the RAFA Club in Weston-super-Mare. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
11th December 2013 – a shot of fundraising items from todays Google Business photo shoot – at the Royal Air Forces Association Club in Weston-super-Mare
10th Decmber 2013 – another day of video editing – love it!
9th December 2013 – i think I’m getting addicted to crocheting flowers ….
8th december 2013 – Weston beach
7th December 2013 – todays table at the craft fair
6th December 2013 – the last of the sweets…
5th December 2013 – a tin of classic sweets – awesome!
4th December 2013 – I’ve just finished stripping down the chair ready for reupholstering. I’ve removed all of these staples one by one – got bitten a few times…..
3rd December 2013 – whilst pulling apart one of my two eBay £5 Parker Knoll chairs in preparation for re-upholstering it, I discovered this, which turned out to be TWO five p0und notes – winner! Heidi Burton ABIPP
2nd December 2013 – decorated spiders web
1st December 2013 – I only bought the advent calendar for the pretty knitted effect, and nothing whatsoever to do with the chocolate inside – honest! Heidi Burton ABIPP
November 2013 Gallery
1st November 2013 – got to love the constructive, artistic grafitti in Weston-super-Mare!
2nd November 2013 – love the colour of the leaves at this time of year.
3rd November 2013 – I assume we’ve had a snail take a stroll over the outside of out kitchen window….
5th November – a bag made for the birthday of a daughter of a friend. She’d seen the one I made for myself and loved it, so I made one as a surprise present from her mum 🙂
6th November 2013 – I’m not the best of knitters, I just can’t seem to make it look neat! But I thought I’d have a go at knitting a Remembrance poppy, and it kind of turned out alright
7th November 2013 – one of the images from last nights Somerset Community Foundations annual celebration, with Lord Nat Wei addressing the guests at the event at Pennard House, Somerset. The Somerset Community Foundation held their Annual Celebration at Pennard House, Somerset on 7th November 2013, attended by Lord Nat Wei and Tessa Munt MP
8th November 2013 – Craft Fair tomorrow at the Weston-super-Mare Museum, I’ll be there with some of my landscapes, and also a selection of some limited edition Christmas cards! Pop along and say hello, there will be lots of other lovely crafts there too, and it will be a nice break from the High Street!
9th November 2013 – I was at the Museum Craft Fair and my table was right next to this Show Your Strength machine, I love the captions on the different weights.
10th November 2013 – Mobile phone grab shot whilst waiting for the Remembrance Service to begin at Gove Park, Weston-super-Mare
11th November 2013 – We will remember them
12th November 2013 – Another image of Remembrance.
13th November 2013 – I heart leaves
14th November 2013 – pretty flowers are back on my wall at the moment
15th November 2013 – some of the photo art cards that I sell at craft fairs
16th November 2013 – A crafty image for today – I’ve just finished my first ever Christmas table runner. It’s a little bit american, but I kind of like it!
17th November 2013 – a trip to the Ideal Home Show at Christmas
18th November 2013 – a haircut for my eldest stepson, before heading off to a new job!
19th November 2013 – Wendover Woods, Bucks
21st November 2013 – Maddy – she’s so cute!
22nd November 2013 – This poor little lady flew out in front of a van and took a bit of a knock. not sure if she survived or not, we think she might have broken a leg, and last I saw her she was tucked in under a bush looking a bit sorry for herself.
23rd November 2013 -The finished bunting!
23rd November 2013 – Frost
25th November – I thought I’d havea go at a crochet flower 🙂
26th November 2013 – pretty lights.
27th November 2013 – Stained glass window biscuits, from a Mary Berry recipe, just drop a boiled sweet into the cut out middle of a biscuit, yum!
28th November 2013 – This years mincemeat – it’s a little apple-heavy as I was a bit short on fruit, but it smells like it will taste yummy! Heidi Burton ABIPP
29th November 2013 – time to start another upholstery project on a Parker Knoll chair I got off eBay for a fiver
30th November 2013 Portrait session in Weston Woods, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
October 2013 Gallery
10th October 2013 – I’ve got a number of old stills and cine cameras and this is by far my favourite one – a Kodak Brownie 8mm. It’s clockwork and sounds fantastic when it’s whirring away. Back in the early 90’s when I first picked this up at a car boot, I put a reel through it, filming me and 2 of my brothers mucking around, spoofing Jurassic Park and generally being totally stupid. A couple of years ago I managed to duplicate it into a digital format and it’s fantastic!
9th October 2013 – the old RAF water tower at Locking, looking towards it from the direction of the Main Gate, having walked in a little way, parallel to the main road.
8th October 2013 – I decided to take a stroll around the old RAF Locking site, now called Locking Parklands, just to see how it’s looking now with all the new developments there. Close up of one of the broken lights in the the car park behind the old Guardroom, with the search bay lights in the concrete.
7th October 2013 – I decided to take a stroll around the old RAF Locking site, now called Locking Parklands, just to see how it’s looking now with all the new developments there. This church is about all that’s left of the old RAF base, and the car park behind the old Guardroom, with the search bay lights in the concrete – all the glass is broken though.
6th October 2013 – ooooh, OCA coursework 🙂
5th October 2013 – Autumn is here
4th October 2013 – a big fat garden spider hanging out in the back garden.
3rd October 2013 – another droplet playing shot – I’ve done a bit of post-processing on this to make it a little HDR. It was red water with lilac coloured milk dropped in. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
2nd October – I’ve wanted to have a play with water droplet photography for a while, so finally got my food coloring and some dropper bottles out Red water with pale blue milk. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
1st October 2013 – the things you find when bored – I spotted these “Cubee” patterns – printed on one sheet of A4 paper, cut out and built without using any glue or tape. I particularly liked these two – Karl Pilkington (An Idiot Abroad) and Spongebob – so cute!
22nd October 2013 – Our little campervan parked up at the campsite outside Beddgelert. The Welsh Highland Railway passed just behind the van.
23nd October 2013 – the Welsh Highland Railway passing the campsite we stayed in, just outside Beddgelert. As I was taking this shot I was stood beside our campervan!
A small waterfall in the campsite outside Beddgelert
25th October 2013 – Swallow Falls, Betws-y-Coed
26th October 2013 – Betws-y-Coed train station
27th October 2013 – Church in Betws-y-Coed
28th October 2013 – Lllechwedd Slate Mines
29th October 2013 – slate
30 October 2013 – Red Kites at the Red Kite Feeding Centre, Rhyader
31 October 2013 – Red Kites at the Red Kite Feeding Centre, Rhyader
September 2013 Gallery
30th September 2013 – Another rose
29th September 2013 – Moth
28th September 2013 – Magician James at Davan Caravans 10th Owners Rally, held at Ebdon Bow Caravan Club Site Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
27th September 2013 – A superb spread for a Macmillian Coffee Afternoon, run by a fab friend, who makes awesome cakes!
26th September 2013 – The Grand Pier. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer
25th September 2013 – an interesting resting place….. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer
24th September 2013 – St Nicholas Church, Uphill, sat on a hill overlooking Weston and the sea. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
23rd September 2013 – Blackberry season – yummy! Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer
22nd September 2013 – birdies Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
21st September 2013 – I was a bit bored so thought I’d play with these pencils – loving the rainbow of colours! Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
20 September 2013 – I wanted to photograph this the other day, having spotted it in the garden in the the morning, but made the mistake of going out, intending to photograph it when I came home, but sadly the wind had done it’s job and blown away all the seeds! It;s now regrown them and I made sure I got out there as soon as I saw it! Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
19th September 2013 – I did a Google Business photos shoot in the Weston-super-Mare Museum today, I’ll post a link to it when it’s uploaded 🙂
18th September 2013 – the benefit of Weston-super-Mares massive expanse of sand – great for wind sports on the beach.
17th September 2013 – Incey Wincey spider having a snack!
16th September 2013 – this dude seemed to spend all day on the roof of the neighbours house, watching me edit video – freaky!
15th September 2013 – chicken, leek and bacon pasta – a proper autumn comfort meal!
14th September 2013 – my advertising stand in Barclays
13th September – It’s not often I play about with Photoshop, so thought I’d have a go at making a tiny planet, out of one of my New York images from last year
12th September 2013 – Raindrops on roses…
11th September 2013 – natures garland
10th September 2013 – Time to start making Christmas related things to photograph for Christmas cards!
8th September 2013 – my wonderful husbands birthday 🙂
7th September 2013 – this is a video screen grab from the footage from the weeding I filmed – the groom turned up in an A-Team wagon!
6th September 2013 – Another Gromit – shame they were only around for a few weeks.
5th September 2013 – Another shot of Wells Cathedral from the other day
4th September 2013 – Garlic – why not….
3rd September 2012 – I had a meeting in Wells, so took the opportunity to get a pretty shot or two of Wells Cathedral, a stunning building. Copyright Heidi Burton ABIPP. No use without the prior consent of the photographer.
2nd September 2013 – Another from the Special Olympics Great Britain Opening Ceremony – seeing as I took so many shots, I think I’m allowed a little flexibility on my image a day challenge This is Susan Boyle during a fantastic performance
1st September 2013 – I wanted to share a couple more of my images from the Special Olympics Great Britain National Games in Bath, and this is from the Opening Ceremony at the Royal Crescent in Bath. It was a lovely evening, and during the ceremony a couple of hot air balloons took off nearby and floated overhead. this shot was taken during the performance of Urban Parkour, a local Parkour group
August 2013 Gallery
31st August 2013 – My exhibition!
30th August 2013 – Boccia
29th August 2013 – Special Olympics aquatics events at Hengrove Sports Centre
28th August 2013 – the athletes have arrived!!
27th august 2013 – The Special Olympics Flame of Hope reaches Cheltenham
26th August 2013 – Accreditation and uniform ready for my time at the Special Olympics National Games!
25th August 2013 – All set for the weekend!
22nd August 2013 – dust brought over from the Sahara in the clouds and rain – apparently….
21st August 2013 – washing day!
20th August 2013 – Ladybird
19th August 2013 – Incey Wincey Spider
18th August – the wonderful wooden “bricked” floor in the Weston-super-Mare Museum
17th August – one of the hands on exhibits in the Weston-super-Mare Museum
16th August 2013 – what a funny looking orange thingy.
15th August 2013 – I seem to have moved on from flowers to min-beasts!
14th August 2013 – pretty
13th August 2013 – plums with bums…..
12th August 2013 – Tropicana, Weston-super-Mare
11th August 2013 – with the plums come little caterpillar thingys….
10th August 2013 – we got plums…
9th august 2013 – this little snail was all cosied up in a newly opening flower.
8th August 2013 – I took my ma to the Bristol International Balloon fiesta Nightglow. Neither of us had ever been before – so cool!
7th August 2013 – the Weston-super-Mare Museum have a great activity for kids over the summer called the Big Dig, and for the One Show Summer Festival on Weston seafront, the Museum brought the Big Dig down to the beach.
6th August 2013 – the One Show came to Weston-super-Mare with their first Summer Festival. I think it’s a sign of my age that I was most excited about seeing BBC Breakfasts Steph and Declan Curry doing their consumer finance talks!
5th august 2013 – I seem to be finding more and more little creatures lurking in our back garden – this fella way teeny tiny, could have sat in a 50 pence piece quite easliy!
4th August 2013 – the lavender is looking lovely
3rd August 2013 – Cake decorating is definitely not one of my strong points – so I’m quite pleased how this turned out – RAF themed for a future airman 🙂
2nd August 2013 – this massive little guy was sat on our patio looking a bit dazed so I took advantage and snapped a few shots
1st August 2013 – orchid
July 2013 Gallery
30th July 2013 – Slug!
29th July 2013 – naked geranium
28th July 2013 – Rose again
27th July 2013 – raindrops on roses (well, rose leaves)
26th July 2013 – glass snail
25th July 2013 – Lavender
24th July 2013 – Rain
23 July 2013 – playing around with a string of fairy lights – need to play more!
22nd July 2013 – Weston-super-Mare beach life
21 July 2013 – the latest rose bush to show it’s colours – gorgeous.
20th July 2013 – the hydrangeas are coming out now.
19th July 2013 – the beauty of living by the sea is that if you fancy fish and chips on the beach for tea, then you can 🙂
Volunteers working in the Working Trails Arena
17th July 2013 – Special Olympics Great Britain Equestrian
16th July 2013 – Marine Lake, Weston-super-Mare
15th July 2013 – Geraniums
14th July 2013 – playing around, looking for stuff to photograph I spotted a little bottle of wine we’d used for cooking so used up the dregs
13th July 2013 – Drove past on our way back from Southampton, they’re moving pretty quickly on getting rid of the old B road which went alongside the stones.
12 July 2013 – mmmmm, nice………
11th July 2013 – I’m a happy bunny. I bought one of these mugs when I was teaching at the Defence School of Photography (to avoid tea spillage when carrying my brew back to the classroom!) and then it came in handy in our campervan when I left the RAF, but last time we went away it got broken, Today I bought a new one, so all is well with the world once again!
10th July 2013 – Newsflash – “Horse eats man on Weston-super-Mare beach”
9th July 2013 – Ahh, sunny home office 🙂
8th July 2013 – I love living near the beach!
7th July 2013 – We’ve got plums!!!
6th July 2013 – Barbie time!
5th July 2013 – ahhhhhh, summer 🙂
4th July 2013 – Another bag – this one is reversible!!!!
Lonely little starfish sandcastle sitting on the seafront
2nd July 2013 – Today I’ve been out and about delivering one-to-one photography training and as we walked along the pier I spotted this lovely moment.
1st July 2013 – Mushroom!
June 2013 Gallery
30 June 2013 – A bag I completed for a friend – I upcycled her old jeans 🙂
29th June 2013 – oopsy! Hubby did an awesome job blitzing the garden today, but unfortunately a stone got chucked up by the strimmer and hit our patio ddors. After the initial shock the photog in me went “ooh, pretty shapes – where’s me camers?”
28th June 2013 – I was bored and fancied playing around with coloured water – blowing it with a blower bulb. I like this one cos it looks like an animal!
26th June 2013 – had a great studio shoot with the wonderful Rhys – here’s a sneak preview of him working the evil genius look – he does it really well!
25th June 2013 – another rose I’m afraid, but it’s gorgeous!
I love the orange and pink colour combination on this rose bush in our garden – gorgeous!
The best I could get of the “Supermoon” due to the typically british cloud that kept covering it!
22nd June 2013 – The fantastic Vulcan came to Weston-super-Mare today as part of the 2013 Airshow. Once again it reminded me of how fantastic our Armed Forces are, and always have been. the sheer awesomness of the best aircraft ever made everyone stop and watch in true admiration!
21st June 2013 – on the longest day, we went for a drive along a sunny Weston seafront – although those dark clouds coming up from the South don’t look too promising for tomorrows Air Show!!
20th June 2013 Wonder what he’s looking at??
18th June 2013 – driving back up home from the ferry at Portsmouth we passed this little truck 🙂
18th June 2013 – a street in Saint Malo
17th June 2013 – Spotted this little dog on his owners lap overlooking the harbour at Saint Malo – he was happily sat there watching the world go by – so cute!
16th June 2013 – the derelict chateau in the grounds of the campsite we stayed in – Domaine de la Ville Huchet, we stayed in one of their superb little wooden chalets, lovely!
15th June 2013 – French saucisson from the market in Rennes – if you ever get the chance to go there it’s the best market ever – tons of fantastic local produce, cheese, fruit, meats, fish, flowers, veg. All superb quality.
near Saint Malo, northern France a beautiful carpet of wild flowers outside this house, perfect on a sunny day.
13th June 2013 Heading off to northern France with the hubby and in-laws
12 June 2013 – I particularly like the smaller grafitti in reply to the main slogan
11th June 2013 – another plant showing itself in our garden, and this one has a little friend!
10th June 2013 – AS we’re coming into our first summer in the new house we’re discovering all the different plants and flowers that are already here – this gorgeous coloured rose is in the front garden – pretty!
9th June 2013 – At the Craft Fair yesterday I was sat next to a lovely lady who sold quilted stuff and she showed me how to make these Dorset Buttons out of a curtain ring and some embroidery cottons – so cool and I love making them so much I’ve made 2 more already this evening, including my RAF homage roundel!
8th June 2013 – My table at todays Craft Fair at Weston-super-Mare Museum – complete with shiny new bunting 🙂
7th June 2013 – My ickle camera clock – a pressie from my mum a while back – so sweet!
6th June 2013 – I decided that I needed something to jazz up my table at the Craft Fair at Weston-super-Mare Museum this Saturday, so decided to use up some scraps of fabric from the bag I made yesterday and make some bunting – never made it before, so pretty chuffed it looks quite good 🙂
5th June 2013 – had a break from quilting and treated myself to (making) another bag 🙂 This was a bit of a challenge to make, and is far from perfect – all the layers were a bit of a pain and meant some of the stitches went a bit wonky!
4th June 2013 – A few days back I posted a pic of this little dude half finished – well, as you can see he’s done now, and has pride of place by the fireplace!
2nd June 2013 – early evening sun filtering through the trees
1st June 2013 – Today I have mostly been at a training day for Volunteers at the 2013 Special Olympics Great Britain Summer Games – I’m going along to the event in late August as part of a team of volunteer photographers – going to be so much fun!
After a minor technical hitch all my previous 2013 galleries got wiped, so please go and check out the whole bunch on my Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HeidiBurtonPhotography