2014 Photo Opportunities Calendar

Check out the red link at the top of the page for more opportunities to get your camera gear out in 2014. This list is primarily for the northwest of England and is not exhaustive but will be updated regularly as dates are announced and events publicised. Please get in touch if you know of…

100,000 Flickr Hits

Today saw a landmark on my Flickr account with the total number of hits reaching the 100,000 mark. Average daily hits now seems to be in the region of 250-350 where just a year ago it was around 20-30 daily. The strange anomaly is that I have not posted anything new to the site for…

Flickr Friendships

I have corresponded with Piet Grobler for many years now on the Flickr website, both of us commenting on one another’s photos. As Piet lives close to Kruger park we arranged to meet and shared stories and experiences over coffee at Letaba. Piet is a real gent and I am really pleased that we managed…

35,000 and Counting !

Well, I’ve just passed 35000 views of my photostream photos and sets on Flickr. Whilst it might not sound too impressive, that’s 35000 more than if I had not posted them & we take ’em to share ’em don’t we?

Planning 2011

I’m starting to think about what to shoot (photographically that is!) this year & where to do it, my list looks like this so far: Red Kites at Gigrin Farm     http://www.gigrin.co.uk Puffins at either Bempton Cliffs, Skomer Island or the Farne Islands     http://www.welshwildlife.org/skomerIntro_en.link Kruger NP, South Africa     http://www.sanparks.org/parks/kruger Seals at Donna Nook     http://www.wildsight.co.uk/articles/donna-nook.html City Night…

Paperwork Nightmare

Well it’s nearly over -the form filling that is !!! The aftermath of the cancelled trip to Africa has gone on for days now completing the claim form, get evidence, phone calls, etc… BMI are proving less than easy to contact; they don’t reply to emails & 20+ phone calls hasn’t made contact with a…

Thanks to the Heathrow ‘Incompetents’ !

I should be in South Africa now heading to Kruger, instead I am stuck here at home growing increasingly frustrated & angry at the sheer incompetence of a so called international airport. Twice we have had our flights pulled, the last time at 25mins prior to boarding because Heathrow had too many people there !!!…