Framing Places Blog

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Midhurst Market – From Sheep Lane to Market Square

Standing at the corner of Sheep Lane and Church Hill in the town of Midhurst, we are looking right into the heart of an old English market town. Sheep are no longer driven from their pastures down Sheep Lane, nor domesticated wildfowl herded along nearby...

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The Lounge at the Spread Eagle, Midhurst

The lounge of the Spread Eagle Inn A highlight of our regular trips to the town of Midhurst, England is at least one evening in the lounge of the Spread Eagle Inn. There’s nothing that staves off a cold winters evening chill better than sipping...

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Weaving Stories At The Place De La Concorde

My son is really into the Rick Riordan myth books. In The Red Pyramid his characters use the Obelisk in the Place De La Concorde as a portal to escape from a fight in Egypt. Riordan’s books are really good at cleverly weaving stories together,...

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St Mary’s Church, Easebourne, Sussex

While composing this shot I was thinking about how grounding this was for me. Even though I’m not particularly religious and I hadn’t been inside St Mary’s Church, Easebourne in many years, it brought back many memories. Some happy and some not so happy. St...

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Brookside Gardens, Jewel of Montgomery County

Brookside Gardens Nestled in the sprawling suburbs of Washington DC, Brookside Gardens is a beautiful collection of well-manicured gardens and open spaces. Brookside is named after the numerous winding streams and brooks that pervade this area. The site has grown from its original 25 acres...

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The Walled Garden at Cowdray, Midhurst

The wooden gate in the north wall of the Walled Garden at Cowdray evokes childhood memories of the wonderful children’s book The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After walking through the lush flowerbeds you’re left wondering what’s beyond it. Easy to miss during a...

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Marking time at the Musée de l’Armée, Paris

The Musée de l’Armée in Paris keeps time with its own history with a collection of wonderfully ornate sundials on the north wall of the Cour d’Honneur. The institution of the Musée de l’Armée was established as recently as 1905 but the original building was...

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If/Then At The Richard Rodgers Theater

New York is just a three-hour train ride from where we live so when my sister and brother in law visited the city from Reno last January we hopped on the Amtrak and headed to the Big Apple. I took this photo of the Richard...

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Capture A Landscape Photograph At Disney

In addition to the rides, parades, and infinite ways to part with your hard-earned money, Disney’s Magic Kingdom provides a photographer numerous opportunities to capture a landscape photograph at Disney. This was an image I shot on the walk into the Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Undersea...

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Capturing Drama In The Big Top

Much of my photographic portfolio is focused on historic landmarks and landscape stories but not all. For this image I took a break, capturing drama in the Big Top. Taking good photographs of moving people, in a dark and dusty circus tent is a real...