A week in Devon (Part One)

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 2 - 2012

I took the most ridiculous amount of photos.  Before we left, Mr. L challenged me to put down my iPhone and pick up my camera… and as much as I love the convenience and instant gratification of instagram – there’s nothing quite like the control that a proper camera allows you to have over a photograph.  With over 30gb of images recorded, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen back in love a bit.  I’ve only edited a couple for facebook so far but here’s what the first half of our holiday in Devon looked like…

mint choc chip – is there any better flavour?

lots and lots of seaweed! (or salad as Leila called it)

the sweet spot

red sand!

beautiful tiles in Goodrington

Greedy gulls

A place to call our own (wish!)

A quiet church and beautiful light in Cockington

The first ever sandcastle at Paignton!

Lush textures in Cockington

Cute beach huts in Paignton

A hazy morning in Torquay

Torquay Harbour

My (far-too-grown-up) girl thinking she owns the world

We were so lucky with the weather, every morning we opened the curtains expecting to see an overcast day… not daring to push our luck, but we were greeted with blue skies and gentle breezes from the day we arrived right through to the day we packed up to head home.  Thank you so much for your suggestions on places to visit, I think we probably did most of them!

I want to write a little more about our first proper holiday in what seems like forever, and show you some of the other cool places we visited, but it’s very late and this will do for now!


20 Responses to “A week in Devon (Part One)”

  1. Sarah B says:

    Mint Choc Chip is indeed sweet nectar of the Gods. And I don’t even like ice cream as a rule.
    Beautiful photo’s as always. My family holidays were in Devon/Cornwall every year as a child so I can recognise quite a few of those scenes. Glad you had a lovely time ;)

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    • I don’t understand how anyone can not like ice cream?! Mr. L doesn’t like ice cream much either – not that I really mind, I just don’t have to share! I do love Cornwall too, not so much the traffic in the summer though!

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  2. Julia says:

    Yummy photos. I can almost taste the ice cream, Charlotte. Leila’s growing up too fast, whoa!

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  3. Those are so levely! A month ago I was reading Agatha Christie”s autobiography and she had amazing memories from Torquay. Nice to finally see it, even in photographs. Hope one day is in person! :)

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  4. Beautiful beautiful pictures, you have a real eye for light – the last pic of Leila is just a wonderful picture! Looks like you had a great time, and yes mint choc chip is the finest ice cream flavour. x

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    • Thanks love, light is pretty much everything and I always try so hard to manipulate it to work in my favour so that means a lot (it’s a pesky bugger!).

      I was thinking on the mint choc chip thing today and I’m not sure if rum n’ raisin beats it. I’ll have to have a taste test this weekend ;)

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  5. Zoey says:

    Beautiful photos!

    Really need to start picking up a camera instead of using my phone, I will regret it when it comes to when i want to print photos! x

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    • Hi Zoey,

      Definitely! I’m really bad with my camera too though because I resize them all for web viewing and never get round to printing those either!

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  6. LOVE these! More please. :)

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  7. Paris B says:

    I love, love LOVE these photos! I can’t believe your little girl’s so big now :) May I ask if you use a macro lens, Charlotte? I’m dithering about getting a 60mm but there are some who tell me its not worth my time. Would you rec any other lenses? Thanks! :)

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    • Hi Paris!

      I don’t own a Macro lens, mostly because I can’t decide what focal length to get either! I’d say it’s non-essential but it would be fun to have ;)

      I think, ultimately… if I were to get one, I’d go for something a little longer than a 60mm just because I already cover that range with my 50mm primes and zoom – I’d go for a 100mm (ish) and double it up as a nice portrait lens.

      Hope that helps! Are you shooting Canon too? x

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    • Oh and as for other lenses (bearing in mind I’m Canon and not full-frame)…

      I love my…

      Tamron 17-50mm 2.8
      Sigma 30mm 1.4
      Canon 135mm f2L

      I like my…

      Canon 50mm 1.8
      Sigma 50mm 1.4

      I’d love my Sigma 50mm 1.4 if I wasn’t sure that I didn’t have a slightly soft copy!

      I’d really like a super-wide zoom, something like the Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 but I’m on a lens ban until I get rid of one of my 50mms!

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      • Paris B says:

        Ahhh I can’t decide on the macro lens focal length either! I’m told the 100mm is too long & I’ll end up standing too far away although I was also looking for one that could double up for portaits.

        I’m shooting with a Canon too but very amateurishly. I have the 18-135mm kit lens and 50mm 1.8. I’ve been toying with the idea of getting another lense… but I’m not sure what. Thanks so much for your recs though. I’m going to have to check out the 17-50mm :D

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  8. Worldnosh says:

    I used to live round there and your pics bring back such happy memories-glad to see people enjoying torbay!

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  9. liloo says:

    omg those beach huts! so exotic, i love that. never seen one in real life
    I might need to ask you for permission to re use the first photo in the future. Best colours ever xx

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  10. I really like torquay been twice now and thinking of returning again this year. Yes the icecream is lush, fish and chips a classic and the beautiful walks and scenery is always a welcome. Thanx for sharing your pictures they are really great to look at xx

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  11. luxiehoney says:

    These are so beautiful <3 xxx

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