Tag: photography

  • #monovember2020

    A series of monochrome images taken each day in November 2020, originally posted to my Instagram.

  • Numbers for 2017

    With the Earth having completed another billion kilometre long orbit around our sun, and our arbitrary calendar changing year, it’s time for my annual look back at the numbers of the previous year. I took nearly 11k photos, and walked 4.5 million steps covering almost 3600 km. This analysis is probably mainly of interest to […]

  • 2016 in numbers

    With the new year upon use, time for my annual analysis of the year just past. I’ve continued logging my physical activity and travel, with a few more categories. In 2016 I took approximately 4.5 million steps, covering over 3 000 km, and I cycled a further 1 300 km. Continuing the trend from my previous comparison, this is slightly more walking but less cycling […]

  • Photos of 2015

    At the start of the new year, I like to take the opportunity to look back over past photos, and try and come up with a list. This is highly subjective, and particularly dependent on how I am feeling when compiling it, nevertheless I have put together a set on Flickr of my top 16 photos from last […]

  • 2015 in numbers

    Over the past year I have again been logging my activity and travel, and thought it would be interesting (for me if no-one else) to post an update on here. In 2015 I walked approximately 4.4 million steps, covering 2 900 km, and I cycled a further 2 050 km. This is slightly more walking than 2014, but about a […]

  • Exhibitions in Edinburgh

    I have been to see three excellent exhibitions that are currently being held in Edinburgh: The Amazing World of M.C. Escher, Photosynthesis: Shedding new light on plants, and Bailey’s Stardust. I would thoroughly recommend going to see them if you can.

  • European rail trip, part 5: Amsterdam and home by ferry

    European rail trip, part 5: Amsterdam and home by ferry

    Amsterdam, a city of canals and bikes. Lots of bikes. And what better way to explore the city, than a hire bike. Then it was finally time to head back to the UK, by ferry to Newcastle.

  • European rail trip, part 4: Overnight to Köln

    European rail trip, part 4: Overnight to Köln

    The return journey began with a sleeper train to Köln, where I visited the impressive cathedral, and some of the other sites, before heading on my way again

  • European rail trip, part 3: Vienna and the conference

    European rail trip, part 3: Vienna and the conference

    My impressions of Wien, which were somewhat, but not wholly, dominated by attending and presenting at the European Geosciences Union conference

  • European rail trip, part 2: Zürich and through the Alps

    European rail trip, part 2: Zürich and through the Alps

    My impressions of 36 hours in Zürich, with an unexpected start, clean colourful architecture, and a festival to make the place seem lively. Then the highlight of the trip, a train journey through the Alps, with some amazing scenery.