Category: Photography

  • The Sycamore Gap

    The Sycamore Gap

    Such awful news that possibly the most famous tree in the country was cut down by a vandal. I was lucky to visit the area in 2017 and of course I had to capture photos the iconic tree.

  • Tour of Britain 2023 – Photos

    Tour of Britain 2023 – Photos

    I’m trying some new photo formats. This isn’t quite working yet. I may return to it to fix things…

  • Tour of Britain 2023 – Stage 6

    Tour of Britain 2023 – Stage 6

    The 2023 Tour of Britain passed close to me today, so of course I headed out to catch the riders coming through. Running an event like the Tour of Britain isn’t easy in the current economic climate, and so the organisers basically are limited in where they go based on the councils that will pay…

  • Spitfire and Hurricane

    Spitfire and Hurricane

    On Sunday I went for a stupidly long bike ride and towards the end of my ride, just to the southeast of Bedford, while I was stopped, gulping down another gel to power me to the ride’s end, I heard old engine noises in the air. Over to the east I could see planes flying…

  • Trent Park in the Snow

    Trent Park in the Snow

    It properly snowed in London last night for the first time in a few years, so I went out in the pre-dawn snow on my E-MTB and my drone to capture some of the beauty of the countryside around Trent Country Park. There’s a lovely path leading from close to Chase Farm Hospital that takes…

  • Partial Solar Eclipse

    Partial Solar Eclipse

    There was a partial solar eclipse visible from the UK today. I dug out a homemade solar filter I first assembled sometime in 2012! It’s a cardboard affair made using Baader AstroSolar film which looks like a kind of foil and blocks 99.999% of light. Even then, to get a photograph of the sun, you…

  • A New Footpath

    A New Footpath

    At the weekend I ran into a friend who had been out on his bike and had been cycling along a new path. Well, it’s not really a new path in that the existing path has been on Ordnance Survey maps for a long time, and is actually part of the London Loop, the trail…

  • Upping Your WFH Video Game

    Upping Your WFH Video Game

    This piece by Alex Cranz at The Verge really struck a chord with me. In the piece Alex writes about her trials and tribulations with trying to use her nice Sony mirrorless camera as a webcam, and generally having a good Working From Home video set-up. I’m 100% onboard with this. Fairly soon after lockdown…

  • Wimbledon 2021

    Wimbledon 2021

    It’s been an awfully long time since I last attended an actual in-person sporting event, so it was great to be able to get a ticket to Wimbledon this year. Prior to the pandemic Wimbledon had finally gone digital in their ticket allocation. Previously, to enter the public ballot, you had to send away for…

  • Teston: Mist and Flooding

    Teston: Mist and Flooding

    Various parts of southern England have experienced significant rainfall over the last few days, and along the Medway, the river had burst its banks in a few places (although without serious impact from what I could see). The video above was taken in the morning as the mist still rose from the river giving a…

  • The Great Conjunction

    The Great Conjunction

    The above was what I managed to get earlier this evening with my DSLR, a 70-200mm lens, with a 2x teleconverter. Annoyingly, there’s also a lens converter in the mix, so this is a sub-optimal set-up with respect to the glass I’m using. I’m also at the edge of London, so not exactly in a…

  • Comet NEOWISE: Part 3

    Comet NEOWISE: Part 3

    After a week of mostly cloudy weather, Friday night looked like it might be slightly clear. But I also wanted to find somewhere new to take pictures. As it happens, I ended up where I was previously. I cycled over to a high point on a road near a local country park. But I was…

  • Comet NEOWISE: Part 2

    Comet NEOWISE: Part 2

    Following my previous attempts at photographing Comet NEOWISE, I went out again late on Sunday evening. With Nautical Twilight ending at just after 11:00pm, I headed off just before then to see if the visibility would be decent for another stab at photographing NEOWISE. I was keen to get out on Sunday because the weather…