Sunday, 4 December 2016

Splish Splash Splosh #2

Decided to give this another try - result is much more pleasing this time:


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Wales - Camping in October

October is not usually that warm here in the UK, especially in Wales, but I had some time booked off work, so packed the tent and headed for Wales

As expected, I was the only one booked into the campsite - just how I like it: quiet:

Saturday, 1 October 2016


I was invited to accompany a friend for a couple of days on the island of Anglesea - glad I did, in so much that I am inspired to return to many of the locations I was introduced to:

Penmon Lighthouse

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Middle Earth Festival

 Middle Earth meets Medieval:

Saturday, 23 July 2016

BCCC Round 4 - Ceri Forest

The Britpart MSA Cross Country Championship's round 4 was at the relatively local Ceri Forest on the Welsh border:


Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Through a family contact (hello Cathryn) Birmingham Photographic Society were able to book an out of hours evening slot with Avon croft Museum of Historic Buildings - a very impressive place with some stunning buildings to explore:

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Brecon Beacons

This past weekend I spent a couple of nights away with a few members of the Birmingham Photographic Society at Ty Carreg, in the Brecon Beacons (south Wales).

Friday evening, we had hoped to do some night sky photography, but the cloud cover over the mountains looked ominous. As it happens, it's not really dark enough this time of the year to photograph the stars.

A view from the deck

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Lee Big Stopper

In preparation for an up coming weekend away with Birmingham Photographic Society, I took the opportunity to invest in a new filter system and a set of filters... enter the Lee Big Stopper:
The "Lee Big Stopper" is a Neutral Density filter that stops 10 stops of light... to put that into perspective, if your exposure is 1/8th of a second without the Lee Big Stopper, with it would require an exposure of 2 minutes !

In the photo above, we have the Lee Foundation Kit (the holder) with a Lee Wide Angle 77mm adaptor, the Lee Big Stopper, a Gradual Neutral Density filter and a Polarising filter fitted to the front of the holder.

We'll see how I get on next weekend

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Saturday, 9 April 2016

Comp Safari

First round of the 2016 Britpart MSA Cross Country Championship

Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Something very different from me this time.


Monday, 28 March 2016

Peugeot Sport Club UK

Managed to catch up with the Peugeot Sport Club UK at Curborough over the Easter weekend - most entertaining:

More here

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Brewood Ringers

Another early start, but the early bird...

Siskin - male
Siskin - female

Chaffinch - male

Siskin - female
Common Redpoll

Siskin - Juvenile

Dunnock (Hedge Sparrow)
Long Tailed Tit