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So, along with writing a travel photography blog comes the challenge of taking photos that I think people will enjoy. This year has taught me that there is a difference between quickly capturing a moment vs taking time to take a photograph which tells a story. Both options are fine, but there definitely needs to be a balance when capturing scenes purely for the purpose of a blog. Thankfully, I love taking… Read More

It may have passed you by, but it’s almost Christmas. The weather is getting colder. The decorations are up in the shops. Christmas songs are playing. The crowds are out doing their final bits of shopping. Everyone seems to be donning a festive jumper at any given opportunity. We are almost there folks. One of my annual days out in December is a trip to London to visit Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, an event… Read More

The AcelorMittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is a structure that turns heads and certainly divides opinion. Standing as the tallest sculpture in the UK at 114m, the Orbit was designed by Turner Prize winning artist Sir Anish Kapoor and engineer Cecil Balmond. The twisted red metal structure stands next to the Olympic Stadium and was constructed in time for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with an 80m… Read More

“Too beautiful and too romantic to survive.” Sir John Betjeman. The story I’ve spent a lot of time in London over the years. Whether it’s heading in for an evening, or a weekend stay with friends it’s nice to have the convenience of living nearby (25 mins on the train to London Paddington) without having to deal with chaos of the city, day in and day out. I used to take the… Read More