Not so long ago I had a week off, it was a supreme week full of mini adventures and awesome activities. We started off the week with a trip to Granite Planet Climbing Centre in Penryn, this awesome place hosts well over a hundred different climbing routes in a fantastic indoor facility. We had an hour and half introductory session with Tony the owner of the centre. He talked us through all the basics and by the end of…

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  Kennal Vale is a gorgeous piece of Cornish woodland made even better by a dramatic river running through and deep undergrowth. Throughout the reserve the remains of a granite gunpowder mill can be seen, scattered along the wooded slopes. It’s a really fantastic place to go for a wander and to take some photos, so much so that most of the people that you see at Kennal Vale either have a camera or a dog. On a particularly cold…

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  People think of the peak summer months of July and August as being the best best months for fishing. I’m a pretty firm believer that this stretches to early Autumn and that great fishing can be had in September and October, especially when we have a nice warm month like we have had this September. This week my fishing co-pilot and I went down to one of our favourite marks on the North Coast of Cornwall. It’s a great…

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  The weather has finally started to dry out and is, at last, looking a bit less winter and a bit more spring! After work on Friday, a good friend and I decided to seize the opportunity to enjoy the Cornish outdoors in the fine weather by going for a bit of low key shoot. It’s the sort of thing I love, a great chance to get out in the fresh air and catch up. I took my new Jack…

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  I love forests. Standing in a forest crammed full of gigantic trees makes you feel really small. It’s a great leveler knowing that these trees; some of which may have stood since the time of the Romans, will be around for hundred of years after you have left this world. I find that it puts all my tiny ‘first world problems‘ into perspective. Sequoia National Forest, California – USA Named after the Giant Sequoia tree, the largest of which…

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When I was a kid I saw a Sea World style Killer Whale show in a aquapark in the South of France. Now i’ve always loved animals and therefore zoos and aquariums. I went and thoroughly enjoyed the day, I was staggered by their size, beauty and presence. A guilty feeling was there over these huge majestic creatures being kept in small enclosures for the entertainment of humans, but truthfully all the positive emotions of actually having the opportunity to…

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Taking photos of animals in the wild is not easy. Now i’m no expert but i’ve taken a few photos and thought i’d share somethings i’ve learnt along the way. 1. Take loads of photos. The joy of digital photography is that all the photos you take are free. So why not taken hundred! I literally took hundreds of photos when I was out snapping this pheasant. 2. Get down low. Photos off look better if you’re at the same…

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Now I wished I owned one of those super cool waterproof sports cameras (I mean GoPro), but I DON’T. But I do love seeing videos by people who DO own them. Stunning shots of dolphins taken from behind a boat in Santa Cruz:

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Yesterday I was doing some block laying (maybe a post about that some other time) in the drizzle. I crouched down to move a piece of wood off the ground when I discovered this little fella… Anyway it got me thinking, was it a frog or a toad? Being a 21st Century man, later in the day I took to the internet and used this little website called google (don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it) to find out…

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