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Thailand 2011

Panoramic view from Koh Toa, Turtle Island, Thailand

Did you know: Bangkok’s real name is: “Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Ayuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit”. Yep, pretty long. The longest name of a city in the world in fact. I’ll let you find out what it means yourself…

Glad we went to Chang Mai this time, the south has become very touristy. After trekking in the mountains for a couple of days and living with the locals, you really appreciate how the real Thai people live. Such a beautiful country!

It’s so hard to pick a favorite photograph from the trip! Elephants, beaches, islands, friends, people!!

Koh Tao (Turtle Island)
Koh Nang Yuan
Ko Samui
Mu Koh Ang Thong National Park
Chaweng Beach
Koh phangan
Wat Poh
Chang Mai
Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep
Flight of the Gibbon

Landscape Photography Magazine

With our impending trip to Thailand looming on the horizon, I have made it a goal to improve my landscape photography skills. I then discovered this gem of a magazine while traversing the highlands of the internet. It’s free & electronic (so quite portable too). Did I perceive your heart droping when I said free? You won’t be disappointed, it’s actually very good! Three word summary: stunning, professional and informative. Well worth a look! @AbigailsTearoom review: 5/5.

How To: One Light Portrait (with a Beauty Dish)

This is the first in a continuing series of studio lighting how to’s that will keep to my motto of KISS: “Keep it Simple Stupid”. If you want to achieve something amazing, start at the basics and have patience. No one becomes a guitar hero/artist/master of light in a day, I found this out the hard way so you don’t have to! Read more…

Centre Parcs 2010

A group of the Center Parcs guys.

There is only one Pani Datten!!

Dani organised CP 2010 and somehow I managed to wangle an invite….. what a top load of people!! I was the only one from Brum, but thankfully, they didn’t hold that against me…..

Thank you Dani for organising a top week, the treasure hunt was a top laugh too!

Center Parcs 2010 – Treasure hunt, Dares, Sing along…
Richards Tree Jump
Kristinas Jump – Ouch!
OK, so I was scared…

RBC Kingshurst

The Kingshurst project is moving along nicely. It was a wet day on the 23rd Oct, the roof wasn’t on yet so the rain just came straight on through. After a short break during the worst downpour, everyone was back to it working like a normal dry day. It was really encouraging to see everyone’s commitment to the project.

Prodrive Charity Event

Prodrive Ferrari

Prodrive design, build and run motorsport and vehicle technology programmes for vehicle manufacturers. Programmes included Subaru World Rally Team, Ferrari 550GTS and the Aston Martin Le Mans cars.

Thanks to a friend of mine, he let me accompany him on a yearly fund raising event held by Prodrive for automotive professionals.

We had a chance to sit in Colin McRae’s WRC winning 555 Subaru Impreza and also the Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello driven by McRae. We also saw the development of Aston Martin v12 engines used in the Le Mans cars. There were also a few £80,000 gear boxes made for Subaru that changed gear in 8 milliseconds and a customer was hanging around with the engineers as they put his new engine through its paces on the dyno. Loud!!

Fairbourne, Garthfog, Camping


Camping in Garthfog, not a great campsite, but did the job. Walked from the campsite to Fairbourne, then on to Barmouth accross the railway bridge.

Wedding Of: Philip & Gemma Rigby


Photographs from the wedding of Gemma Keen to Philip Rigby.

Philip and Gemma’s wedding was at Deer Park Hall, Eckington, Pershore, an excellent venue with some amazing views streching out over the countryside.

Flying From Wellesbourne Airfield with Andy Cook

I’m leaving, on a jet plane, don’t know when I’ll be back again…

Flying is just awesome! Andy Cook was our pilot, a recreational flyer from our local cong. I didn’t realise he could fly until he asked us if we fancied a trip. I’m surprised we all landed safely, I wasn’t expecting him to let me have a go of the controls! I’d say it’s scarier in a huge jet too, Andy dropped us down and landed far smoother than when a jet hits the ground. I suppose it’s kind of like 500kg versus 250,000kg hitting the asphalt though… hmmm…

Sights included: Warwick Castle, Warwick Race Course and Stratford.

Plane: Piper PA28

Jonah’s Field BBQ and Camping


The Costello families field, near Kidderminster, where fires can be the size of houses and it doesn’t matter!