Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Autumn leaves and coastal walks

I'd swear I saw an old lady scuffling through the autumn leaves today as I rode our Spanish stallion Danni out around the Cornish lanes. And who can blame her.  It's been an uplifting and inspiring autumn this year for me this year, with warm dry days that have gently turned the autumn hedgerows to golden bronze. The familiar coastline blazes with russet bracken framing the familiar views with a touch of autumn couture You can almost hear mother nature sidling over and saying "so suits you madam and picks up the colour of your seas perfectly.

Obviously a horse is not the best place to balance a camera from and so we took a couple of walks last week in the afternoons. We walked  from the farm along the coastline to admire the autumn colours to Trenow Cove on a windy afternoon - read about our walk and find lots of pictures of Cornwall in Autumn here http://ednoveanfarm.co.uk/blog/an-autumn-walk-to-trenow-cove/

or just to tempt you..................

St Michael's Mount framed by the russet colours of Autumn on our walk

We reached our destination and dropped down the grassy slipway to
Trenow Cove

I hope you've found my new garden diary spot by now and I'm just working on the October entry - well trying to choose some music for the youtube video at the moment - I'm looking for something that avoids musack that horrible background drone that half convinces you that you are dead and living n some sort of alternative reality and treads the fine line of not sounding like an add jingle...........I could be some time Until then my September Garden Diary is on line here 

A quick preview of my October garden where the
shadows are growing longer and my latest blog
will be along soon!

So goodbye for  now and I hope you join me again to read the Ednovean Diary!

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The professional cat

Spud Taylor Esq.

As a busy Bed and Breakfast profession Spud Taylor has a very busy itinerary and of course always has to spend some time scheduling  with PR opportunities as they arise. He understands the need to prepare for a photographic opportunity and is a master of staying relaxed in front of the camera whilst gently guiding his journalist into always showing his good side. No really it is not only actors and actresses that have to know their good sides if a cat is not to open a publication and say eeyherrr ..........but nice article.

The process all starts with a good PR arriving promptly when required and taking time for that special attention to grooming of course.

Read Spud Cats three point plan for publicity photos

Arrive promptly at the time agreed and great your journalist answering any questions with gentle charm but stay near to your chosen points you wish to emphasise in your career point.

Make sure you are fully prepared, relaxed and confident

Finally offer a choice of profiles to the camera keeping the breath relaxed and natural - don't force the pace.

and voila! 

Spud Taylor Esq

Choose an appropriate background with good lighting - side lighting often works well. Spud has found the  "golden hour" just before sunset gives the best results with his coat colour.

and finally take your leave, politely and firmly at the appropriate moment - of course leave your contact details for any queries but be firm when the session has come to a close.

Goodnight from Spud

Spud Cat can be found meeting and greeting at Ednovean Farm and luckily doesn't suffer from an allergy to humans. He does take precautions however by keeping to his own quarters and is seldom seen about the house except in case of heavy rain or snow.