Julie Bridger Photography: Blog https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Julie Bridger Photography juliesworkshops@gmail.com (Julie Bridger Photography) Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:28:00 GMT Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:28:00 GMT https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u534690513-o981710687-50.jpg Julie Bridger Photography: Blog https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog 120 43 Remember Me https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2014/6/remember-me I have wanted to do this image for months in readiness for D Day for my dad who you see in this picture, but life gets in the way and before you know it the day has passed BUT never forgotten.

So I dedicate this image to my wonderful Dad who would have stood and saluted those that lost their lives.


Remember MeRemember MeRemember Me


By the trenches I hold my breath

waiting for my death.


Here the gunshots and the bombs

is this where our soldiers belong.


Now I lay in the grass

waiting for the war to pass.


Wear a poppy on this day

for several minutes stop your play

on the eleventh stand and pray





Apart from the soldiers and war plane you see in the background all images are from my own stock


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A Spring Walk https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2014/5/a-spring-walk Hi folks,

It's been a while since I last posted, but now that I have come out of "hibernation" I decided to take a walk in the valley of Dundas on this beautiful spring day with a couple of friends Lyn and Roger who I have just recently meet (Lyn I must say is a wonderful cook!)  whilst on our walk we came across this patch of white flowers (which I now can't remember the name of!) it was such a beautiful sight that I just had to take a picture of them. There is such beauty all around us which sometimes in our busy schedules we fail to see.

So thank you to Lyn and Roger for taking me; if it wasn't for you I would never have discovered this beautiful part of Dundas.

Bye for now






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Sunflower Man https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2013/8/sunflower-man
I have had this image in my head for such a long time but have never found the right kind of open space that I needed until now, :)  I was so lucky to find this 64 acres of sunflowers. I knew immediately that this was what I had been looking for, so after asking the farmer for permission, I quickly got my husband and all the props that was needed to create this image ... and off we went.  We had so much fun in setting this up, I hope you like it as much as we do.  (Apologies to Magritte )

Sunflower man

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The Powwow Dance https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2013/7/the-powwow-dance I was fortunate to be able to visit Native American people’s way of meeting together, There are several different stories of how the powwow was started. Some believe that the War dance Societies of the Ponca and other Southern Plains Tribes were the origin of the powwow.

Another belief is that when the Native American tribes were forced onto reservations the government also forced them to have dances for the public to come and see. Before each dance they were lead through the town in a parade, which is the beginning of the Grand Entry.

The Powwow Dance

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Griffen House https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2013/6/griffen-house I had the pleasure of visiting the house that used to be owned by George Hodgeboom who sold his property and house in 1834 to a fellow named Enerals Griffin. Mr. Griffin was born into slavery back in Virgina. Mr. Griffin and his wife Priscilla had arrived in Canada looking for freedom from the slavery that was in the United States. The Griffins were of African-American descent and they had the determination to settle here in Canada where they could be free.

Just prior to purchasing the house and property from Mr Hodgeboom they had a son James. Through the decades that followed the Griffin descendants owned and maintained this house until they sold it to the Hamilton Region Conservation Authority in the year 1988.

The Griffin House stands as a testament to the determination of the African-American folks that fled the Unitied States to Canada for their freedom. The house most likely could tell many stories if it could talk. And what secrets might it hold within it's walls? The grounds could still be called home by the Griffins' spirits.

When you enter the property and stop to think of how the Griffins lived in the house and imagine the children that were born here. You can almost see children playing in a time that has long since passed by.

I am sure that this house was loved by all of the descendants of the Griffin Family and some of the spirits from those descendants may still be here.Griffen House

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Eramosa Karst https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2013/5/eramosa-karst Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by, It's been a strange old time recently but I have managed to get to Eramosa Karst, its the Hamilton Conservation Authority's newest conservation area. Filled with underground caves and streams, meadows and forests, this is one of the watershed's unique natural gems. Eramosa Karst is located in the south western section of Stoney Creek area of Hamilton. A pair of long Eared Owls nested here in 2009 and raised 3 Owlets

This image is a combination of 4 images using Photoshop
f7.1  1/250 using camera movement to give that blur look. 

Hope you like it

bye for now





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Canada https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2013/2/canada Hi

Well its been a long time since I've had the time to post a blog, things are slowing down a bit now though, I have even had the time to take a week away to Toronto Canada, and what a city, you could almost pretend that your were in New York (USA). Of course, as with tradition, as they say, they had the biggest snow storm in Febuary that they have ever had when we were there; at least it wasnt rain this time.  My husband and I are known as the rain people, due to the fact that evertime we go away we take the british weather with us, but hey, snow made a change!

Ive posted up a few of the images that I took while i was away, hope you like them as much as i do.



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A weekend in London https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/9/a-weekend-in-london Hello :-)

Had a weekend away in london last week, the weather was glourious, managed to take quite a few images which i'm still trying to get through editing, its amazing how many shots you can take in an hour let alone 2 days!

Next workshop will be London I think, plenty of place to take photos, especially the underground!!

Drop me a line if your interested   


Bye for now x



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Just playin around https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/8/just-playin-around Hi all

Had a great night out with some friends again, this time I stayed not to far from where I live,and came across this guy in the back street buskin


Just playin a tune

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A bit of night shooting https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/8/a-bit-of-night-shooting Hi everyone

Had a great night out shooting last night with this young lady Fay, the images you see are straight out of my camera



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Lavender Girls https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/8/lavender-girls Hi thanks for stopping by again


Had an hour or so free this evening which is very rare these days, so I thought I would have a look to see what photos I had taken and forgotten about.........as you do :-)


I came across some that I took on a Sunday afternoon last month in July, they were taken in a lavender field not far from where I live, it was very muddy as it had been raining most of that night (and day come to think of it!) and I remember I had my new beige coloured shoes on! The lady who owned the field gave me two plastic bags to tie over my shoes, they were Waitrose ones I suppose, but this didn't help the fact that I looked shall we say slightly on the crazy side!!


Theses two little girls where having lots of fun running up and down the rows of  lovely smelling lavender, trailing their balloon, when all of a sudden the little ones balloon floated off into the wind. Neither of them noticed it fly away, which was quite amusing when they proceeded to look for it under the lavender.... ohh what it is to be young!


Bye x

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A night out at last!! https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/7/a-night-out-at-last Hi everyone

Its been a while since I've managed to take any images over the last month, due to a hevy work load, I've missed it a lot. here is just a taster of an evening out a few nights ago, Ill be posting more up very soon X



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Jubilee Festivities https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/6/jubilee-festivities Hello again

As the jubilee festivities come to an end, I hope you all had a great extended weekend. I managed to get down to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard for a victorious vintage festival where there was an array of vintage stalls and performances, It was a great day, luckily the weather held out, so I managed to take quite a few shots at the beginning; but as the day wore on and the drink flowed freely I failed to take many more!...............ohh well it was for ‘Queen and country’ as they say!.

As the sun was shining (only for some I know) I also took a walk along the beach, my favourite pastime :)…. I took some shots which captured those kind of moments in time that bring back fond memories of messing about on by the shore …. which I have now posted up

Don’t forget if you’re interested in joining me on a workshop day, just drop me an email to


Bye for now x


A Victorious Day

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Summer at last https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/5/summer-at-last Hello

It’s been a while I know…… heavy workload at the moment and not had a moments peace

So I thought I would share this image I took a few weeks back, just to show how a simple composition in photography can be very effective. This picture of the beach huts I took walking along the seafront demonstrates just that.

I decided this time to make this into a HDR as I thought it would make all the detail in the old wooden huts come out… what do t you think ?

Taken with my Canon 5d mkii, exposure bracketing x5, F4, 45mm, ISO 100.

For those of you not familiar with HDR this is where you take the same photo several times with varying exposures and merge them all to form one HDR photo using software like Photoshop or photomatix, so in theory, the photos can be taken with any camera that allows manual shutter speed adjustment. The exposure between shots must be changed with shutter speed because changing the aperture would change depth of field.

Why not have a go or contact me on enquires@juliebridgerphotography.co.uk  to find out more about my next workshops.

I would love to hear from you

Bye for now


Beach Huts


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A steamy weekend!! https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/5/a-steamy-weekend Well what a steamy weekend I had ;-)................had soooooo much fun on a real steam train, looked like it had come right out of a 1940's film. The station also made you feel like you were being transported back to the same era.

I also had the pleasure of going up onto the 'plate' where they drive the engine,  the train driver was there shovelling real lumps of coal into the furnace to get the pressure up to 200lbs (that's a lot of steam!!) ready for its journey. Gosh it was so hot, but very impressive with all the brass dials and levers, I almost felt like one of the railway children :-).... an older version of course!!

Then, just to top it all had a cup of tea and a piece of cake in the station buffet  - they even had a big brown teapot for the tea, just like in the film "Brief Encounter"... for those of you not old enough that was a black and white film made in 1945 with Trevor Howard & Celia Johnson... beautiful film about  meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband .............

Look out for details of my workshop day based around this great subject - more later.

Anyway I've posted up a few images taken on that day  - hope you like them

Bye for now   ......... the runaway train went down the hill and she blew, she blew .......




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Up to my eyes in muck! https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/5/up-to-my-eyes-in-muck Well what a spot of luck I had today, went out in my lunch break  in the search of a rapeseed field, after driving for what seemed like forever I finally spotted this field just as I came over the brow of a hill…………….So out with my camera, climbed over a farmers gate in my high heels and skirt! …and started snapping away.

I got so carried away up to my ankles in muck, I was shall we say…. a tad late back to work :-)


House on the prairie

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Another wet weekend https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/4/another-wet-weekend Well what a wash out this weekend's been!

Even though I don't mind donning the Wellies and braving the storm, it just didn't look like fun this weekend.  So, unable to get any new material I decide to sift though some of my old images.

I found some surprisingly good images, even if I do say so myself :)

(I might even post one or two of them up a bit later)

Anyway, hope all of you manage to weathered the storm and I look forward to having dryer news for you next time

Bye for now

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Which way is Eastbourne? https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/4/which-way-is-eastbourne Well I planned to go to Eastbourne at the weekend but ended up in Bognor Regis on Saturday & the New forest on Sunday!!

Whilst on the beach in Bognor, I began to line up a shot of the breakwater posts when suddenly one by one eleven sea gulls came and perched on the posts, as if by magic. I couldn't belive my luck! So, I quicky attached my 10 stop Lee filter, held my breath and hoped that they wouldn't fly away before the end of the 60 second exposure!

They didnt ... and here it is ... Standing Room Only


Bye for now, Julie


ps. BTW, look out for a few pics from the New Forest ... coming soon   x



Standing room only






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Coastal weekend shoot https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/4/coastal-weekend-shoot Hi all

The weather man is saying that it’s going to be a good weekend ahead, so while the skies are blue and the wind is gentle I plan to get out with my camera to see if I can get some more shots with my Lee Filter the “Big stopper”, might even capture a good sunrise if I get up in time!   

Drop me an email if you fancy joining me on a coastal workshop day, I would love to hear from you

Bye for now


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Easter Break https://www.juliebridgerphotography.com/blog/2012/4/easter-break  

Well here we are...another wet & windy easter holiday :-)

Ever the optimist I thought I would hop on the ferry to the Isle of Wight and get some landscape piccys, complete with with blue sky and fluffy clouds ... hmmm ..guess not then!

Still, I did manage to do a bit of work on my website #i have uploaded four more photos, http://www.juliebridgerphotography.co.uk/p734992220/h1d8a9add#h1d8a9add so please feel free to have a peek.

Well, I hope you all manage to have a great Easter break .... and who knows maybe the sun will come out and play after all!

Thanks for stopping by





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