We know the Isle of Wight well, we used to have a store in Cowes, and visit every year when we take part in the annual Garlic Festival. So knowing what a cracking part of the UK it is, we took our team over there to shoot out Autumn 2016 range.
With Hen Harrier day just around the corner (7th August 2016), and to celebrate the launch of our latest RSPB charity T-Shirt “Harrier Potter and the Deathly Sparrows”, the RSPB have helped us with a guest blog to tell us a little more about these majestic creatures and how we can help save them.
Guest Blog by – Blánaid Denman, Project Manager, Hen Harrier LIFE+ Project
If I say ‘harrier’, most people think ‘jet’, few ever consider the bird the jet was named after – the hen harrier. Seldom seen but rarely forgotten, this beautiful bird of prey is an agile hunter and its acrobatic ‘skydancing’ courtship display is one of the most breathtaking spectacles in British nature.
The location for our Spring/Summer 2016 campaign took us to the well visited island of Gran Canaria.
We spent a lot of our time enjoying the utterly amazing Maspalomas sand dunes. We were told by our guide that the dunes were created hundreds of years ago, when strong winds carried the sand from Morocco to the location. We are not sure how true this is, but the winds are constantly moving the dunes, and they are now in a more southerly location than they were 40 years ago.
We were lucky enough this season to head out to Norway for our autumn/winter 2015 photo shoot.
In the beautifully picturesque village of Norheimsund near the Hardangerfjord
The latest photo shoot took us down to the British seaside, (which is always a good place to be) in the town of Looe.
The weather was typical of the British summertime, and we had some changeable skys, but got some lovely images for our latest Autumn range of clothing.
The first day we wanted to find our locations for the shoot, but were a little blighted with rain.