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Additional Cards added to the Online shop
01st July 2015 - 0 comments
I would like to thank everyone who has purchased some of the new cards available on this site. I have had a very positive response and am in the process of getting some of them for sale in various cafes and establishments in Cumbria.

Another 12 designs of blank Greeting Cards have been added to the website for purchase. This set of 12 consists of rectangular format card designs (105mm x148mm) depicting various landscape scenes around the Lake District and Cumbria.



These are printed on re-cycled Trucard Crisp 355 micron FSC Certified card (semi-gloss 1 side, matt reverse) and come with high quality 100gsm White envelopes and a clear cellophane wrapper.

Prices include FREE Postage and Packaging. I am currently offering a four pack of various or themed cards for £5. Alternatively individual cards are available at £1.60 each with a minimum spend of £4.

To see the full set of cards available click on Greeting Cards Link or visit the SycamoreBarn Landscape and Dog Photography website and navigate to the Galleries and Shop section of the site www.sycamorebarn.com




I will be adding some blank Christmas cards over the next few months.
***NEW Greeting Cards are Available Now***
16th June 2015 - 0 comments
I now have small selection of blank Greeting Cards available on the website for purchase. This initial set consists of Four square format card designs (145mm x145mm) depicting various landscape and dog related scenes.



These are printed on re-cycled Trucard Crisp 355 micron FSC Certified card (semi-gloss 1 side, matt reverse) and come with high quality 100gsm White envelopes and a clear cellophane wrapper.

Prices include FREE Postage and Packaging. I am currently offering a four pack of cards which consists of 1 of each of the card designs below for £5. Alternatively individual cards are available at £1.60 each with a minimum spend of £4.

To see the cards available click on Greeting Cards Link or visit the SycamoreBarn Landscape and Dog Photography website and navigate to the Galleries and Shop section of the site www.sycamorebarn.com

I will be adding more cards over the next few weeks. They will consists of a variety of Lake District and Cumbrian landscapes depicting scenes throughout the seasons and some Dog related cards in a mix of A5 size and A6 landscape/portrait formats.







Flowers
02nd June 2015 - 0 comments
This year the blossom on the trees and wildflowers in the fields have been excellent mainly due to the mild winter and spring we've had. If you have hayfever you may have noticed this already !. I've noticed it because the car is constantly covered in a yellow powder. The rapeseed fields in Northumberland are spectacular if not a little smelly at the moment. Some fields and roadside verges have been taken over by red campion which adds a bit of colour to the landscape. I have added a picture of recent trip to Bamburgh of one of the nearby fields which contains a mix of rapeside and campion.

I have also been out looking at the Bluebells at various places in Cumbria and my favourite wood at the Old Naddle Bridge at Burnbanks near Hawsewater always provides a beautiful display.

At Orton Scar there is a small display of Common spotted Orchids on the limestone pavement. I have been up three times so far to take pictures without success. Hopefully once the windy weather subsides I might try to get some pictures of these

Red Campion and Rapeseed at Bamburgh, Northumberland


Bluebells at Burnbanks, Hawsewater, Lake District
Trip to Skye
20th May 2015 - 0 comments
I have recently returned from at Trip to the North West Scotland that included spending a bit of time on Skye and at Plockton. This was really a little holiday and included quite a bit of walking and as per usual the odd bit of photography. As is customary with these kinds of trips to the North West of Scotland, the weather varies from one day to the next from extensive rain to lovely sun and I have enlcosed a couple below. I hope to get some of these pictures up in the gallery shortly.

The Quiraing and Trotternish, Isle of Skye




The Old Man of Storr



Sligachan and the Black Cuillin



The Cuillins looking down the Sound of Raasay

Out like a Lion
30th April 2015 - 0 comments
FREE postage and packaging has been extended on all orders until the end of May.

The recent beautiful weather in early April in Cumbria has been followed by a bit of a cold "lion" snap which means the tops have had a covering of snow and even down to lower levels. This has meant its time to get the winter gear out again. The sun though is begining to come up real early at the moment so I think it might be a while before I get any more dawn shots like this one taken with views over to the Howgills with The Calf visible on the horizon.

Thank You
09th April 2015 - 1 comment
I would like to Thank everyone for all the new likes on my SycamoreBarn - Landscape and Dog Photography Facebook page.

Also since my Website www.Sycamorebarn.com went live a few weeks ago I have had lots of hits, some lovely emails and comments and some orders for prints, which is great news. I am currently working on some cards which hopefully will be available shortly. The Free postage remains on the website until the end of the month.

Hoping to get out in the hills over the next few weeks so watch this space for new posts and hopefully some more sunsets.

Morning Swim
02nd April 2015 - 0 comments

A lovely morning in the Eden Valley with a snow capped Cross Fell and swirling mists in the valley. The dogs have spent quite a bit of time in the car the last couple of days on the M6 so we needed a good walk and a swim to shake off some of that excess energy.

This picture was taken at the end of the walk and both had a good swim and they always go and sit on the bridge to await directions back (as we have numerous routes).

I'm now hoping for a couple of hours to catch up on a bit of work whilst the dogs snooze the morning away.
Brotherswater reflections
01st April 2015 - 0 comments


The weather has been fine for a couple of days and with the sunshining this meant a trip out to Ullswater with the dogs for a swim and possibly some photography. There were stunning reflections at Brotherswater and I managed to capture a couple of lovely images.
Eden Valley Sunsets
28th March 2015 - 0 comments


I have been out quite a bit this week doing some late afternoon walks with a view to getting a good sunset or two. Unfortunately it was not to be. However sat at home onn Friday evening the last bit of day light gave a lovely pink and orange hue to the light and lit up one or two clouds. It would have been rude not to take a picture.
Guardian Travel Competition
27th March 2015 - 0 comments


I recently entered my first photography competition in Guardian Travel for January and won. The theme was "Wild" and given some of the weather we get in the Lake District, I decided on the picture above from a recent trip to Halin Fell. On this day I experienced everything from sun, rain, wind, sleet, snow and even a whiteout. The day was made more special with the superb crepuscular light coming through the clouds in between the numerous showers. When reviewing my images of the day this one stood out amongst all of them and really captured the wildness of the Lake District all in one afternoon of taking pictures.

See the link below to see the other entries in this competition
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New Site Launch
19th March 2015 - 1 comment


Welcome to SycamoreBarn - Landscape and Dog Photography website(www.sycamorebarn.com). This is the first blog post for this new site, please feel free to explore all the images uploaded in the galleries and my portfolio of pictures. My plan is to post on a regular basis giving any news about the site and any offers we may have on at the time.

In addition we plan to share pictures in the blog to show where we have been visiting and what we are up to.

Over the next few months we hope to add some landscape and dog themed cards to the shop and other products are planned for the future.

PROMOTION - Until the 30 April 2015 all orders will receive FREE postage and packaging, just enter Code FREE at the checkout.