Monthly Archives: May 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

An appropriate theme as summer seems to be well and truly here in the UK (although I think next week will not be so nice!) My friends and I sometimes take the short trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon in the summer. there’s … Continue reading

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Cadair Idris Walk

Cadair Idris, a set on Flickr. On Sunday I headed out again with my hillwalking club, following last month’s trip to Stanage Edge. This time we climbed Cadair Idris, a mountain on the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

I was somewhat short of options for this theme. This is the only photo I have where hands are a feature of it. It’s an unconventional self-portrait inspired by celebrities who try to cover their faces from the cameras of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Eleven, by Mark Watson

I was recently gifted a big box of books by a family friend having a clear out. This was the first book I picked out to read. I’ve always liked Mark Watson when I’ve seen him on TV (he’s a … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

WordPress finally posted this week’s challenge and it’s ‘blue’. Here’s a shot I took at a gig a few years ago waiting for the band to come onstage. I love the lighting! This is one of my favourite photographs I’ve … Continue reading

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Physical Challenge: Swim 1 Mile

A month or two back I saw some information about the Sport Relief Swimathon, which mentioned that 64 lengths of a 25 metre pool is a mile. I filed that information away in my head as the pool at my … Continue reading

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It’s Starting: Olympic Flame Lit In Greece

This is exciting! Yesterday, the Olympic Flame was lit by rays of the sun caught in a mirror. It was transferred to an urn, then to a Greek torch before being passed on to a London 2012 torch for the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

This week’s challenge is ‘unfocused’. Here’s a shot I took a few months ago whilst experimenting with my SLR. I like the focus being on the raindrops, leaving the building in the background to reveal itself only through its lights.

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