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Musings in the Heaton Cooper Studio

A few years back myself, Julian & Jake headed up to Grasmere for the weekend for some walking, relaxing & drinking at the Grasmere Guzzler Beer Festival. Before lunch one day, we darted into the Heaton Cooper Studio to pass a half hour or so. The lake district is already a gorgeous place, but when […]

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No gi Jiu Jitsu

One of my few visits to Liverpool, despite having lived 45 minutes away my entire life. This time it was to see a few of my old pals from the Alley Cat Academy, including Andrew Hardwick from Brotherhood Health & Performance. This was a no-gi event put on by Figure 4 Promotions, if I remember […]

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Firework

Similar to First Winter, this shot was from my first winter season in my (then) new home in Chorley. I remember being sat watching The Office, when I heard fireworks. There’s a funny story behind this one. I grabbed my bike, shot off down the path towards the fireworks, and found out there was a […]

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First Winter

The colours don’t pop, the framing is off, the contrast isn’t all that, but this picture reminds me of my first winter in my (then) new home. Most of the pictures of my own house are just decorating progression pictures, with this being one of the few that shows the ‘view’ from the living room […]

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Wait for help

This picture was taken in an underground bar, in Edinburgh. I was on the stag do of my friend from Brindle Band, Tom Norris. It was around 8pm, and a group of 10 or so of us were looking for a walk-in available place to order some food. A tall order, sure, but this place […]

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Shattered

Shattered laminated glass looks amazing, in my opinion. The randomness and division of the different shapes are both neat and disjointed all in one. Back when I worked in Skelmersdale, a (very fast or very heavy) bird flew straight into one of the 10ft windows in the upstairs lobby. Thanks to the lamination, the mess […]

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Velo Friends on the Girona city walls

After a hefty ride in 46 Degree heat, myself and my 3 friends opted to walk around the historic walls of Girona. There are some fantastic views up there, and unlike the health & safety riddled norms of the UK, the walls are actually rather lethal. There’s very little stopping you from falling off the […]

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Catedral de Girona

Smartphone cameras are getting better and better. They may never truly compare to a DSLR or pro-camera, but some things they have got going for them are that they’re always on you, and their software is exceptional. This photo taken in the Cathedral in Girona is actually 9 pictures stitched together and was taken on […]

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Atop Helm Craig

It’s hard to take a bad picture in the lake district, to be honest. If you just point your camera at something, you’ll have a beautifully green, mountainous shot complete with ferns, cottages, lakes and wildlife galore. This picture was taken on a 2 day trip in Grasmere, where I did an 80-mile ride on […]

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Calpe Rock Viewpoint

Back in May 2018, in the middle of a cycling trip, climbing to the top of Calpe rock seemed to be the “rest day” of choice for our group of 10+ cyclists. Certainly not for the faint-hearted, underdressed or unsure footed. the walk, or scramble, is over numerous kilometres and oftentimes vertical. The view from […]