Monday, 1 June 2009

Isle of Wight Zoo

Last week during my half term I went to the local zoo in Sandown, Isle of Wight. The zoo is known for its range of tigers of all different colourations. When I went there were 3 different types; the tabby tiger, the Indian tiger and the white tiger. The Indian being the most common and the tabby being the rarest, there only being 60 in the world.
I also saw a very cute spider monkey that was 8 months old. It looked very tiny and was really cheeky, stealing the other monkeys grapes. It was interesting to watch the monkeys swinging about in their enclosure, but I think they would have been better with a lot more room!
Finally I saw some lemurs. They were all sunbathing with their arms spread out which looked very funny. They also seemed to enjoy cleaning each others faces, making it look like they were kissing.
I had a very enjoyable day, but wish that some of the enclosures were a bit bigger. There is some development going on in the zoo, so soon there will be more room for some of the tigers.
I took lots of pictures during the day, those of which you can find on my Facebook profile here.

Saturday, 30 May 2009

Yarmouth Gaffers Festival

This weekend is the annual Yarmouth Gaffers Festival, Isle of Wight. It is an event that celebrates the Gaffer boats and is enjoyed by all. There are lots of events including street entertainers, samba bands, shanty singers, steel drums and lots more!
There are also food stands and craft stalls. The stall that stood out for me was that of a photographer called Steve Gascoigne with the company Available Light Photography. All his photographs are taken on the Isle of Wight and are absolutely stunning. Here is a link to the website.
During the weekend I have been working in the local delicatessen, but during my lunch breaks I have been going out to look around. When walking along the Quay I found the view of all the flags on the yachts amazing and just had to take a photograph!

Monday, 10 November 2008

Remember, remember...

The spectacular finale of the weekly summer firework display gave me many photo opportunities. This local event takes place at The Needles Pleasure Park, Alum Bay, Isle of Wight where many more photo opportunities can be found. By day this busy tourist attraction offers tearooms, arcades, gift shops, a chair lift, views of the famous Needles and not forgetting, the coloured sands.
The colours in these well known sands can be seen in this photograph taken at the last of the firework displays this year. The deep orange is the most dominant, whilst the red leads the eye down the photo allowing you to take in the impressive image.
The evenly balanced composition adds an elegance to the dramatic nature of the subject. I cropped this image to complement the natural shape of the firework, which was a good choice now that I can see the final outcome.
After many failed attempts I managed to capture three fireworks all mid-explosion in the same shot.
Due to the spontaneity of fireworks I am very pleased with this photograph, it is one of my favourites from the series.

Monday, 27 October 2008


Welcome to the new blog of Snapping Rosie. I am Rosie Wibberley, a keen photographer residing on the Isle of Wight. I am currently studying for a BTEC National Diploma in Graphic Design, but my main interest is photography. My interest developed throughout my A-Level Photography course and I now maintain this as a hobby and business. I love the way you can capture memories as eternal images.
My other hobbies include canoeing, taking walks along the beautiful local beaches, reading, beading and other crafts, volunteer work and paragliding. As a family we moved to the Isle of Wight in 1997 and I am still enjoying all the island has to offer.
Throughout my blog I will be talking about various photographs that I have taken over the past years, I would like to welcome you into my artistic world and enjoy the images I can show you. There will be competitions and fun along the way with regular updates on my daily life as well as new collections available to buy.
I do have a website that will showcase the photographs available for purchase, the site will have full instructions on how to buy any photograph. Please take a look at
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Please check back to my blog as it will be updated weekly with a new article as well as some more informal chats in between. I look forward to your return.