London in December 2020

December 2020 was always going to feel strange compared to previous years. In the run up to Christmas I enjoy a trip to the Capital with my camera, to wander round the streets with their Christmas decorations all up, and to sample the various Christmas Markets.

2020 was not going to be like other years. The Christmas Markets were all cancelled, London was still just out of one lockdown, in a high risk tier and everyone knew that after Christmas we’d be back in lockdown again.

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Lockdown 2020

Millennium Bridge and St Pauls Cathedral

2020 has been a very strange year so far. It started ok and I had a number of holidays booked where I would be able to explore new cities and photograph some great scenery.

Then came Covid-19. From early in the New Year Italy started to have issues and I kept watching the news each day to see if I would still be able to go to Florence and Pisa in March. At the end of February Italy was put in a nationwide lockdown and my trip was cancelled.

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Ice Hockey World Championships

Each year I travel to watch and photograph the Great Britain Men’s Ice Hockey Team at the IIHF World Championship tournaments. I’ve been travelling to the tournaments since 2006, and have photographed the tournaments from 2010.

In 2019 the team took part at the top tier Pool A Tournament – the first time in 25 years that the team had made it to face the worlds Elite teams.

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The Non-Tourist London

London is by far one of my favourite cities to visit. As a child we would have family trips to London, especially at Christmas, so from an early age I got to know different parts of the city, and how to get across London on foot.

Today, i’m under an hour away on the train, and will quite often go down at a weekend just to be a tourist and wander around. It’s rare that i’ll know where I want to go, I just get off the train at Kings Cross and go exploring.

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Winter Fens

It’s rare to get good cloud formations over the Fens in the Winter unless there is a rainstorm or snowstorm on it’s way in.

Driving home tonight I noticed it was a great Winter sunset, with few clouds and the sky a wonderful orange colour. I drove out towards the Fens with a view of pulling over to get a photo of the sunset.

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Belfast Street Art

When you mention Belfast Street Art, most people think about the political murals that adorned the buildings around the Falls Road and the Shankhill Road. Nowadays, whilst these are being removed or made less political, there is another part of the city that it full of large pieces of art. Read More

Lake Bled

Situated not far from Ljubljana in Slovenia, Lake Bled looks like a picture from a chocolate box. Surrounded by mountains, the Lake features Slovenia’s only natural island on which a small church has been build. Perched high above the lake is Bled Castle.

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One of the benefits of living in the Fens is that we’re close by to the historical city of Cambridge.

I seem to find myself there randomly through the year, usually on a Saturday when I just want to get out of the house and go off exploring.  Read More