Photos that helped sell my apartment on Facebook

Before resorting to estate agents (and their huge commission fee), I decided to try to sell my apartment in Cambridge myself. I knew how to take better photographs than the estate agents would produce, listed on a handful of websites, and created an event on Facebook for as many of my friends to share as possible, in the hope of finding a buyer. And it worked, far too well. A day after my listing went online, I had a buyer, willing to pay full asking price, and to take it fully furnished as well.

The apartment is very bright, but I was fortunate to have early morning light for these photos.

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Canada Day in London

Since deciding to go and live in Vancouver for a while, I’ve made lots of Canadian friends in Cambridge, and we headed down to Trafalgar Square to celebrate Canada Day (or Canada D’Eh?! as I prefer to spell it :)┬áThere were so many smiling faces, people dressed in red, and politeness and friendliness everywhere you looked. The celebrations and on-stage performances culminated with one of Canada’s most popular bands, Our Lady Peace. The icing on the top of a great day was seeing a little girl on her father’s shoulders, wearing a red coat and beret, with a Canadian flag painted on her cheek, rocking along to the music :)

Group yoga with Lululemon
Canada House on Trafalgar Square

Conjunction of the Moon, Venus & Jupiter

In a relatively rare event, Venus and Jupiter were both very visible and close to each other in the evening sky, with the Moon passing between them. Cambridge was blessed with clear skies throughout this period, so I was able to photograph the progress of the Moon relative to the two planets, across three nights.

Venus is above Jupiter in these photos, which were taken at Castle Mound, Murray Edwards College, and Senate House.

Stuffed Toys

I received an unusual photo commission from a friend – he wanted to give his girlfriend a framed photo of some stuffed toys that mean something to each of them.

Casetagram iPhone Case

I finally upgraded to an iPhone, after years of wanting one, mostly for the apps, but now the iPhone 4S has a fantastic camera. I’ve been using Instagram for a while for the filter effects and social cross-posting, so when I heard about Casetagram, I instantly knew what case to get for my new phone.

I carefully chose my very favourite Cambridge Ballerina Project photos, and positioned them on the case to avoid any similar colours or shapes appearing together. The result is just beautiful.

 

 

 

 

Bodrum, Turkey

A few photos from my recent holiday to Bodrum, on the South-West coast of Turkey.

An Aladdin's cave of spices, dried produce, and plenty more inside.
An Aladdin’s cave of spices, dried produce, and plenty more inside.
Yachts outside Bodrum Marina...
Yachts outside Bodrum Marina...
...and inside the Marina...
...and inside the Marina...
...and at night
...and at night
St. Peter's Castle in Bodrum at night
St. Peter's Castle in Bodrum at night

The captain's wife on the sail home
The captain's wife on the sail home
Black Island, off the coast of Bodrum
Black Island, off the coast of Bodrum

Sunset at the Cafe Delmar, Bodrum
Sunset at the Cafe Delmar, Bodrum