Places To Visit

places to visit by Mike Turner Photography
places to visit by Mike Turner Photography

When we’re not working, we like to spend our leisure time walking and visiting new places. We thought it might be of some value to our website visitors to include our day out photos on the blog to inspire families to get out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. We’ve also included a map of the location of our visit, to make it easier to find.

So hope you enjoy this resource by simply following the places to visit link

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Rocks are hard objects we don’t think of as bendable in any sense of the word, and yet Spanish artist José Manuel Castro López has found a way to manipulate stone so that it appears soft and pliable. His stunning sculptures don’t even look real, as the rocks he carefully crafts are full of impossibly awesome twists and folds. Simply looking at his work makes you question everything you think you know about rocks.

PANO | LA from SCIENTIFANTASTIC on Vimeo.


Live life the way it was intended, look up from your phone, you don’t know what you’re missing…

Amazing 3D art


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The Dash Poem

Family is the most important thing by mike turner photography
Family is the most important thing by mike turner photography

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth
And spoke of the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars, the house, the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard;
Are there things you’d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough
To consider what’s true and real
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect
And more often wear a smile,
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read
With your life’s actions to rehash
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

© 1996 Linda Ellis
http://lindaellis.net/

This fabulous poem by Linda Ellis really gets to the heart of what’s important in life, it inspired me to do this slideshow to celebrate the life of my wonderful dad, who passed away a short time ago.

Celebrating Family

Family is the most important thing by mike turner photography
Family is the most important thing by mike turner photography

We love to celebrate family, it’s been our great privilege to serve families, big and small, for many years. Under the umbrella of family are friends and people we share our lives with.

We love the dynamics of families, no two are ever the same. Families are as unique as the individuals that make them up.

Celebrating the unity of family requires cherishing the individuality of personalities that make a family a family. That’s why we have so many individual experiences to enjoy.

Family shoots, which include individual photos,  maternity shoots, baby sessions, and of course pet shoots. Come and enjoy one of our photoshoots soon, let our family welcome your family 🙂 You can find links to all our photoshoots here, which can be purchased for yourself or as gifts.

Below are some family orientated quote graphics to enjoy.

when all the dust settles family is all - Mike Turner Photography
when all the dust settles family is all – Mike Turner Photography
family love you most - Mike Turner Photography
family love you most – Mike Turner Photography
family to promote world peace- Mike Turner Photography
family to promote world peace- Mike Turner Photography
family is sharing love not just blood - Mike Turner Photography
family is sharing love not just blood – Mike Turner Photography
good friends are family - Mike Turner Photography
good friends are family – Mike Turner Photography
precious moments with family - Mike Turner Photography
precious moments with family – Mike Turner Photography
things are not important - Mike Turner Photography
things are not important – Mike Turner Photography

Photos of Durham and Angel of the North

durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk

As part of our recent trip to the North East, we spent the day in Durham, around the cathedral and river walk. We also called by to see the Angel of the North, while we were in the area Here is a selection of photos taken on the day, so with mobile phone camera and a few with digital SLR. Hope you enjoy them.

durham
durham
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham
durham
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
durham cathedral
angel of the north
angel of the north
angel of the north
angel of the north
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk
durham riverwalk

Beamish Museum Photographs

Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography

We recently had the pleasure of visiting Beamish Museum in County Durham, England. It was a great day in terms of the weather, if anything a little too hot for such a long walk, but much better than it would have been had it been raining. Here is a collection of photos taken on the day. Some of the images were taken on mobile phone and a few on digital SLR.

I would highly recommend you pay the place a visit, it’s expanding all the time, with most of the buildings being taken down brick by brick from their original locations and painstakingly rebuilt within the museum. There is currently a small steet setup with shops and other businesses, houses, a steam train and station, a mine with shaft you can go down, and a farm. There is a 1950 town set being built at present, which should be a great addition to an already exceptional museum experience.

Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography
Beamish museum photos by Mike Turner Photography

Photos of Padstow Cornwall

Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography

When we recently visited Cornwall, one of the places we stopped by at was Padstow. A great place, great weather and a great boat trip enjoyed by all. Here  are some photos of the day.

Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography

Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography

Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography
Padstow Cornwall photos by Mike Turner Photography