Monthly Archives: May 2014

Looking Forward To The Weekend

Sunset-sea-crystalSunset Crystal

What fantastic weather, makes such a change doesn’t it?. Had a great early start to the weekend, managed to get all my jobs cleared including cleaning the car, grass cut and dogs walked, just had a lovely training session with the pups and I’m now getting my kit ready for a nice commission walk tomorrow in The Peaks 25km so it should get my knee working overtime nicely and it’ll be good to get the recce shots for the video done along with some good company. Stormy is coming for a stroll in her case but the pups aren’t quite ready yet, their little bones need 12 months really before they can handle this mountain walking malarkey.

Route for tomorrow is Bamford Moor circular starting at the station, early start as I need to be back for the afternoon and puppy training and a walkie, like I’ll need one lol, was going to take full kit but I just weighed my gear and its 28kg without food which isn’t probably going to be that good for the old knee so its just the 1DX and GoPro for this session.

Get ready for loads of shots, have a fab weekend all



Northumberland-6Morning all

I think as life moves on it changes and evolves hopefully for the better in most cases, with this in mind I have left Mountain Rescue……

Over the last few years I have received some of the best life skills training delivered by some of the most exceptional people who like me  give their time freely in the hope they will help save a life. Its a sad occasion but having thought long and hard about it find myself wanting to deliver care every time I go out where as in MR you train 75% of the time and deliver care 5% and fund raise the remaining  20%. All well worth while and ideally you don’t want to have to help someone as thats means they are suffering..which isn’t a good thing to want, but great to be there when needed.

I would urge anyone who has the time ,energy or commitment to try and help Mountain Rescue in any way they can, funds are always needed for specialist and basic equipment as are willing bodies to help with training.

A very big thank you to the friends I have made along the way, its been a real pleasure and I hope you continue to amaze with your commitment and talents.

With help from a mate Simon I’m looking into helping with Dementia and using my photography skills to help other local charities, Barnsley Hospice and Barnsley Hospital, again very worthy charities in much need of funds and people to help out. I help out at Rhosneigr when possible too.

One thing I can take with me on my next chapter is that I can do 1000% more to help than I used to when I came across someone in trouble, this is something I shall continue to do. That alone is worth all the hard training in all weather conditions.

cheers guys



Somtimes ………

Port-y-post-sometimesYou know

sometimes it’s not about the composition

sometimes it’s not about the light

sometimes it’s not about the colour

sometimes it’s not about the location

sometimes it’s not about the weather

sometimes it’s not about  the company


SOMETIMES it’s about feeling one step closer to someone you thought you’d lost……. why not tell someone you love them while you have the chance.


have a great weekend all



Spiritual Home

Porth-Y-Post-Sea-Rays Morning all

well the rain has returned with a vengeance, such a shame as we had a weekend away planned with the puppies, may have to make do with a day at the beach, they do love a run on the sands bless em.

This shot from my very spiritual place on Anglesey, spent all evening waiting for the Seal to show itself and it didn’t disappoint, I like to think she /he waits for me to arrive…..well its a thought anyway.

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Your day will include transport from the initial meeting place, lunch and course paperwork.


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On the day you will receive expert guidance at a professional but relaxed pace and leave inspired and capable to realise your photography aspirations. Your day will be about you, I don’t take pictures myself so you receive 100% guidance for the whole time with me. BEWARE some amateurs treat your day out as a photo opportunity for themselves…a big NO NO to us pro’s

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