Lockdown photography and a vlog

Happy new year everybody! May your 2021 be much more fulfilling and less turbulent than your 2020. With the new year came a new camera for me (a few weeks before to be precise). More specifically this is a Nikon Z7ii for those of a technological bent; hot off the mirrorless press. And I'm loving it!  Naturally I've been out and about over the Christmas holidays doing my best to capture some nice photos. This has been easier said than done during the pandemic, and especially now we've been fully locked down again :( Photography is something I've been doing for many years now, but this time I've tried my hand at producing a little video cataloguing my exploits over the last few weeks. This is the first time I've filmed and put together something like this, and truth be told I'm a little nervous to put it out in the World. I don't think I have the best on-camera persona, but perhaps this will get better over time if I do it more. SO... I'd really apprec


Hello everyone. As I begin typing I am very concious that I'm about to add to the already overflowing sewerage system that is Internet blogging. But despite my natural urge to close myself off from the outside world and cocoon myself in my bedroom, it's always nice to share a story! So with that in mind, from time to time I might share my opinion on a groin-grabbingly interesting topic, and I might tell a story or two from my ever increasing collection of ludicrous experiences (mainly due to ludicrous friends).

The first story I'd like to share is a of a recent cycling trip I did with a two friends of mine, James and Sam. On the 14th of September last year we headed over to Ireland on the ferry and made our way to Mizen Head, south of Cork. We then battled though 7 days of headwinds, horrendous weather, mad Irish murderers and grouchy B&B owners, up to Malin Head the most northern part of Ireland. I might expand on this at medium length in a future post! If you're looking for a TL;DR though: a great time was had by all (apart from that little bit where I thought we were going to be murdered), but perhaps we'll go to cycling in France in the summer next time eh?

Malin Head: Time for a victory protein bar.