Freelance Photographer
Durham, UK

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Durham bluebell update 2013

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

I haven’t been out shooting bluebells yet this year, but earlier today I dropped into the top of Houghall Woods to check on their progress.  Most flowers are out a little later than normal this year due to the cold March and April we had, but they’re out near the Botanic Gardens.  This is a grabbed snapshot I took with my phone, but should give you an idea of how they’re getting on.  Of course, slopes with different light levels and aspects will have flowers at different stages, but I would expect that you will find something suitable to shoot in the Durham woods right now.

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013

Houghall Woods Bluebells 2013



Friday, May 4th, 2012

I prefer the double (or triple) choc chip variety, but this is about the more techy computer type.  This post is to explain the recent changes to the site’s Privacy Policy. (more…)

Bluebell update

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Regular readers will know I have a soft spot for bluebells.  All the same, I was amazed when I spotted the first flowers of the season today while out on a family walk. (more…)

Winter activities

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

I said I was going to do less blogging and more shooting. I’ve reduced work on the blog but since I finished off my last batch of posts, the weather hasn’t helped me out too much. Still, I haven’t been idle.

I’ve been out doing some scouting for my Durham project. Decent conditions haven’t lined up well with my availability, but I now have some more ideas to develop when the weather plays along. Here’s a taster from one of my recent trips:

Prebends Bridge and Weir

Prebends Bridge and Weir

With the long winter evenings, I’ve also been updating part of the website. Nothing too radical, but I’ve tweaked the photo gallery section on my fellwalking pages (with thanks to Stu at CSS Play) and I think its a significant improvement.

Finally, I’ve been cleaning up the file system on my PC by eliminating duplicate files (not just photos, but that’s where most of the volume is). Most have come about by working on files on two PCs and forgetting to dump the copy, so when I moved to my new PC I ended up with two. I ended up writing some macros in OpenOffice to identify possible duplicates. It takes a while to go through them, but so far I’ve clawed back over 30GB of disk space, so it’s been well worth it.

More as it happens…

One year ends, another begins

Friday, January 6th, 2012

As 2011 rolls into 2012, it’s time to take stock and plan ahead. (more…)

The Perfect Camera Bag for Fellwalking – part 3

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Following my search for a camera bag to carry my SLR on fellwalks, I recently tried my system on a trip to the Lakes and I’m delighted to conclude that it was a qualified success.  More after the link…


The Perfect Camera Bag for Fellwalking – part 2

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

In The Perfect Camera Bag for Fellwalking, I explained my ongoing search for an ideal way to carry my DSLR while out walking.  Anyone who follows my fellwalking pages will realise that I haven’t exactly been doing a lot lately, although I’m hoping to get going again this year.  Anticipating that, I decided to use a family day out to try out my intended system.  This is what I did and how it went…



Friday, September 17th, 2010

I haven’t been posting recently because of other commitments on my time, but here’s an update on some of my recent work.


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