Blackpool Airshow 2018

August saw the annual air show at Blackpool with the weather much brighter than the last few years. There were most of the usual aircraft on show flying largely between the central and north piers, they did seem to be further off-shore this time though. The shots below were all taken from the central pier…

Making a Print

There is a common belief among photographers that the process isn’t complete until you have made a print, so take the photo, process it then print it! I have over the last year or so pushed myself to learn the printing process and it probably appears as though it should be relatively straight forward task, but…

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…