• Thomas Blumire

What an Amazing Weekend!

Updated: Jun 30


As promised here's my reflection on last weekend and what a weekend it was! I've had a great time taking photos on Waveney Stardust II, their second boat, and also being filmed for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch TV advert where I got to meet Spingwatch presenter Chris Packham.

One of the highlights of my long weekend was my photo-shoot on-board Waveney Stardust II and it felt great to be back on the water again! The weather was fantastic and created some beautiful autumn light. The journey took us from Beccles to Lowestoft, rather then Nowich as I had originally thought, and instead of the Broads this was more of a river trip on the River Waveney itself, which the charity is named after! This trip had a completely different atmosphere to the other trips I have done on the Broads. The Waveney is a much more open area with a slightly bleak and wistful feel to it, which personally I really liked. There were also some very photogenic boats that where beautifully reflected in the water and we spotted lots of Kingfishers! Here's an image from the shoot to wet your appetite!

Unfortunately I won't be able to tell you that much about the filming sessions as they want me to wait until nearer it's release, so keep reading around Christmas to find out more! What I can say, is that it was a great experience and a truly memorable day! Meeting Chris Packham on the day was a fantastic added bonus and probably the highlight of the day! I was also able to thank him for inspiring me to keep going with my photography. Several years ago I was fortunate to have an opportunity to show him some of my photographs & he really encouraged me to keep going with the photography. He gave me one of his photographs which I still have up in my room & has continued to inspire me.

There are also two exciting events coming up to put in the diary!

Firstly there's the Christmas Book and Card Sale on Saturday 17th November between 10am - 12.30am​ at the Holy Trinity Church Centre, Redhill, Carlton Road, RH1 2BX.

I will also be at the Bookham Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 1st December between 10am - 3pm​ at the Old Barn Hall, Church Road, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 3PQ I'm really looking forward to being there for the first time!

See my events page for full details:

https://www.tjblumirephotography.co.uk/events

Lastly I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported me at the Autumn Fair in Tongham and apologies for not being able to be there in person.

That's all from me for now till the next blog post! Thanks for reading!

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