Fairly recently I bought myself a camera, the Canon 700D with 18mm-55mm Lenses, and began developing my skills. What I like about photography is the idea that I’m capturing my perspective and that I can place focus and bring out the details I find most interesting. This section is therefore a place for me to share photos (and thoughts) from places I visit.

Spiralling Into the Unknown

A collection of photos of Edinburgh and reflective bits of writing jotted down in stolen moments of quiet found in coffee shops, up hills, on trains in the midst of the craziness of the Fringe

Sandy Shoed Wanderings in Paris

“You can’t escape the past in Paris, and yet what’s so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn’t seem to burden.” Allen Ginsberg Who doesn't wish to escape everyday life, stroll down new avenues,...

Lost in Caves and Under Canopies

Lost in Caves and Under Canopies - A few days in the Forest of Dean  A breath of fresh, countryside air was perhaps just the right thing after a crazy 10 days at NSDF in Leicester. It was a chance to delight in simple pleasures away from the busyness of...

A Touch of the Festive Spirit

Christmas is undeniably one of the best times of the year. The festive street lights make the dark and gloomy evenings more bearable and inside it feels all cosy with the Christmas tree and other festive touches round the house. Leading up to Christmas it...

Autumn Days

Autumn is perhaps my favourite season. Although, admittedly, as the weather changes I do complain that I'm perpetually cold. Nevertheless, I do love the rich autumn colours, the leaves and when I get round to it going on walks in the crisp autumnal...

Walking in the Peak District – Padley Gorge

Padley Gorge is described as one of the 'most mystical and magical places in the peak district' with its twisted tree roots, boggart burrows and rock pools. Here are some photos of a late summer's day walk through Padley Gorge.