Anniversary Rose.
Camera Details This picture is just as it was out of the camera. Nikon D700 with 50mm f/1.4 Lense. ISO 100, f/1.4, 1/250th sec, handheld, close focus ring attached to front of lense. I know this soft focus effect can be re-created in PS5 quite easily, but It’s so much more fun and skillful, I think, actually capturing shots like this in camera. What do you think?

One of the roses from a bunch that I gave my wife for our 31st Wedding Anniversary. Yes friends, we’ve been married for 31 years and in that time have grown to love one another. I can honestly say that I love my wife more today that I did when we got married in Sept 1979.
Every year I’m reminded about our wedding in Redruth Cornwall. It was a tiny little Church on Carn Brae called St Euny, one of the oldest churches in Cornwall. The Tartan Clan descended from Edinburgh, all dressed in Kilts and traditional Scottish attire. We even had a pour-oot {throwing hundreds of pounds in small coins out of the wedding cars} and the local Cornish kids just stood and looked in amazement. In Scotland when I was a boy we’d always go to weddings, because we knew there’d be a poor-oot and we’d get some money in a mad scramble. If you were lucky on those occasions you could get as much as five shillings… LOL. That was a lot of money in those days:-) The Scots consider it a blessing to think of the poor people on their wedding day.

So back to our anniversary. We had a wonderful meal together. I cooked and got everyting ready, Jamaican Curry. It would have been goat, but we didn’t have any in West Norwood. A nice bottle of Sparkling white wine and a time to relax together.
31 years of happily married bliss. Ah, but we’ve had our tough times too, especially when I was serving in the RN and had to go away on my Submarines, that was hard on the wife and kids. But we always made up for the long, lonely months and had another baby:-) LOL.
How do you guys celebrate your anniversaries?


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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 4 years ago

  • FelicityB
    FelicityBalmost 4 years ago

    A delight!

  • Thank you very much Felicity. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    What an absolute stunner Don

  • Thanks so much for that Lyn. Don.

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  • naturelover
    natureloveralmost 4 years ago

    Very lovely Don- super soft colours-love it!

  • Hi Pauline, thanks for that my friend. Don.

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  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 4 years ago

    Amezing work as usual

  • Thank you so much for that Bob. Don.

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  • SharonD
    SharonDalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful .soft and sweet Don.

  • Thanks so much for that Sharon. Don.

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  • AngelinaLucia10
    AngelinaLucia10almost 4 years ago


  • Hi Angelina, thanks my friend. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsalmost 4 years ago

    This is wonderful photod Don love the beautiful softness of it. Your words alongside are wonderful a little insight of your 31 years together.

    Well Simon and I have been together 5 years, calling him my boyfriend at my age just sounds not right so we are partners. we are hoping to get moved in together soon when a house gets sold. Each month on the 17th we give each other a card and a small gift it is something that just came about, it makes us pause to remember what we have done together that month or things that have happened and how we have supported or helped each other.We have to juggle and make time for eachother so this is a way we pause for a moment and rember to appreciate each other. As to the gifts can be a 2nd hand book,or something that that jogs our memories of times past it can cost nothing it is the thought.

  • That’s really wonderful Karen, when you get married let me come and takes some pics:-) It would be an honour.
    It’s great to remember to take time to be together. My wife and I spend time every morning catching up before she goes to work. I think more than ever today couples need to make quality time a high priority, it keeps the romance alive and close to one another. God bless as you prepare for the wedding. Let me know:-) All the best, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations – Happy Ann. to you both. Dreamy capture

  • Many thanks for that Joy, it’s always a joyful time. Regards, Don.

    – DonDavisUK

  • Nigel Donald
    Nigel Donaldalmost 4 years ago

    Nice work

  • Thanks very much for that Nigel. Don.

    – DonDavisUK

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