Another walk through the forest and I found, aside from a random pumpkin, a few animals.
With Corona making indoor activities less than ideal, I went to Marwell Zoo to catch up with some friends and take my new camera out for a bit of a spin.
For the first time in two years, I was back in the UK. It was also my first time using my brand new Canon R5 camera. I’d fitted the 100-400MM lens to the front with a control ring adaptor (bound to ISO changes). With that and some rudimentary practice of all the new settings and buttons, I went out into the New Forest in Hampshire.
A large village in the new forest, heavily aimed at tourists and offering various crafts, knick-knacks and speciality foods and drinks. Cafes and cosy pubs are easy to find and numerous stores for unique (for a certain value of unique) gifts can be found.
A large castle, heavily used as a part of the United Kingdom's sea defences in World War I, the originally Tudor castle of Hurst sits on a split of land in Lymington. Reached either by a regular ferry or by a reasonably long walk along the single strand connecting it to the mainland it is a fascinating place for an afternoon.
A manor house, built in the 18th Century (though significantly remodelled in the 19th) and set in sprawling, well maintained grounds, Hinton Ampner House is a Grade II listed building, maintained by the National Trust.
The United Kingdom has a few national dishes, Fish and Chips, a Sunday Roast, a Full English Breakfast, but perhaps the most interesting is Chicken Tikka Masala, an Indian inspired meal that is uniquely and quintessentially British.
I took the weekend to see the parts of Edinburgh that I've not seen before as all my previous trips have been during the Fringe.
Whilst in Devon, we travelled further west and headed to the Eden Project.
Later on the same afternoon we saw Okehampton castle, we headed across to Castle Drogo.
About half an hours drive from our cottage was Okehampton Castle
I spent new years in Devon with some friends, and our nearest town was Chagford.
It had been many years since I went to Stonehenge...
Salisbury Cathedral is the home of the Magna Carta...
Visiting the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016. Exploring the city generally as well as seeing performances.
Camping in Wales, I decided, with limited equipment to try and capture some of the stars
With some friends I camped in Snowdonia, near the town on Bala.
A colleague and I got tickets to Kew Gardens as a prize for a Hackathon...
ShawSolution's Fringe Review 2015. Once again managed 20 shows in four and a half days.
I went to Norwich for the first time in a number of years to meet up with some friends.
I've managed to get tickets to this event every year for the past few years from work.
With a few friends, I took the day off and went to Harry Potter World tour.
As the day was bright, though somewhat cold, I headed up to Richmond Park.
I recently attended the EuroGamer Expo at Earls Court, and snapped a few photos along the way.
I headed along to the Monday Notting Hill Festival, and it was pouring with rain!
Reviews and photos from the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe.
Every year, the village of Landford in the New Forest have a competition of creating scarecrows
I attended the first few days of the Fringe, its my second year...
Sunday, I went with some other photographers to Richmond Park
As regular readers will know, I worked on the website and photographs for a play...
A spur of the moment decision took me down to the Thames at sunset.
A very simple set of images I took the other evening once the sun went down
Over the recent weekend, I was wandering the streets of London.
The second day of the Carnival is far better, the colours are brighter...
I found out, more or less by accident that there was a free music festival...
Sunday the 14th of August, the test run for one of the 2012 Cycling events.
I went along to ZSL Whipsnade near Luton with some friends
I went for lunch in Windsor with a friend on mine, and naturally brought my camera.
In-between the two events, I went up to Soho to take some photographs of the night-life.
June 21st was the Summer Solstice and the shortest night of the year.
I am heading out to Nepal in a few months' time for a couple of weeks of sightseeing...
Once again, I went with some of the other locals to Blackheath for the annual Guy Fawkes fireworks
I attended the Nigel Wilson Photography Night Course yesterday evening
Bit of a mixup on the meetup, but it was a good afternoon of shooting and drinking!
This image was taken at the Chinese New Years celebrations
Conwy Castle in Wales was built in the 13th century, and spent hundreds of years as a vital strategic and defensive location.