Better late than never?


When I say late what I really mean is LAzY! Well kinda.  I’m not naturally lazy in fact I’m the opposite, I need to be doing something all the time, otherwise it tends to have a significant impact on my frame of wellbeing. So I am continually doing something, admittedly it is usually in front of a computer and if not then it’s behind the lens (hopefully).

I did mange to actually get out with the camera this past week just for an hour – I have been behind the lens in the studio every day. I decided to visit my local Castle and Country Park (Caldicot) which is really only 2 miles from where I live. It was really enjoyable, I was amazed at how many people were out during the week.  It was nice to see them taking advantage of the facility, after all it has been there since about the year 1011. Henry the VIII was rumoured to have stayed at the castle on his way somewhere. I have been fortunate enough to use the inside of the castle for a number of photo shoots. The last with Queenie Mae earlier this year for her Album Cover.

The Autumn colours were truly awesome and I was fortunate enough to capture a couple of colourful shots.

Caldicot Castle & Country Park

A Juvenile Gull comes into land on the pond

I am now preparing for my ‘dreaded’ birthday next weekend. Age never ever bothered me much not until I reached 65, then in common with many other men no doubt, I began to ‘think’ about age. I was suddenly classed as an OAP, and Old Age Pensioner. But yet I didn’t feel like one thank God! Well that was 6 years ago, so you can imagine how I feel now! And don’t you just hate it when people say “ah…Age is just a number” one will usually find that those persons’ number is under 30!

But having said that I am grateful for relatively good health and I am able to combine some photographic work with looking after and caring for my darling wife of 38 years, although we have been together since the week we met, on the Englebert Humperdinck Summer Show, so that’s 43 years. Her MS of 17 years continues to progress but she does a fantastic job of dealing with it, much better than I could ever do.

Ok…I promise I will post again before Christmas (it says here) but just in case, I hope you will all have everything you wish for, for yourselves and your loved ones.

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About Mark Goodwin

A Music Industry Veteran, serial entrepreneur and irrational optimist. If I can't get passionate about a subject/profession, it won't last longer than 3 months. If I do get passionate it will last me a lifetime.

Posted on November 24, 2012, in Ancient Britain, Clients, Family, Photography, Record Sleeves, WILDLIFE and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Those pictures are really lovely. And even more so the sentiment in your post. Your passion and love for your wife – for so many years – shines through in every word.

  2. Especially like the young gull on the water picture Mark. I always watch for plays of light to add something special. Cheers Bob

  3. Lovely photos Mark… What a wonderful tribute to your wife and your relationship…. I am most definitely not envious of her MS, which I know is a hideous condition, but I am envious that she has someone who so evidently loves and cares for her, .. The Englebert Humperdink show…. hmmmm !!
    and age is NOT just a number… it’s a condition that means everything starts to wear out and is VERY annoying ;) !

  4. Good to see your beautiful work. Greetings to you and your wife for the many years together.

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