We went to the Heath recently for a lovely picnic when my mum came to stay – truly my favourite place in London, so relaxing, always refreshes and rejuvenates tired City eyes and feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle – lots of pretty things to see, not least being the amount and staggering variety of dogs chasing around to put a smile on your face – we once saw a Daschund convention there with at least 50 of the little swines! Adorable.
We also saw lots of cute little insects too, like this weird green fella below and this beautiful red Damselfly – my boyfriend managed to get close enough to get his pretty wing details in shot – I think the Damselfly got transfixed by his own image in the lens reflection, and who could blame him.
The title of this blog – ‘arresting images’ comes courtesy of Hampstead Heath Constabulary, bless them. As I took the shot above of the ladies swimming pond as I thought it looked all magical and Enid Blyton-esque – seconds later a cop car pulled up and issued me a 'stop and account' ticket for taking photos! They were very sweet and quickly realised I wasn’t perving (!), just taking pretty photos, but it was still a fairly surreal way to end a beautiful picnic.
To make up for it I photographed this guy making giant bubble shapes in the sky – no arrest for that one I’m glad to say.
We also saw these electrifying Chinese drummers outside St Martin’s Art College in King’s Cross, I was completely transfixed – they were so elegant and talented and a blur of ponytails and flying drumsticks.