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Air Shows

Northern Ireland has two regular air shows. One in Portrush and one in Newcastle, Co Down. This is a selection ...
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Antrim Coast Road

Built in the 1820s using a lot of dynamite The Antrim Coast Road opened up the towns and villages along ...
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Astronomy Talks

I’ve done many talks, usually on astronomical subjects over the last 12 or so years. I’ve filmed a few and ...
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Astrophotography for Beginners

It is often assumed that because the stars only come out at night, taking photographs of them must be difficult ...
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Astrophotography for Beginners Talk

This is a talk that I've delivered a number of times over the years, hopefully improving with each version. This ...
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Atmospherics

Cloud formations, Lightning, Contrails, Halos, Rainbows. All are atmospheric phenomena that can be seen almost everyday and which can make ...
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Aurora Borealis

Northern Ireland is not the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights. That would be Norway, or ...
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Beaghmore Stone Circles

Here's an interesting place! Beaghmore Stone Circles are up in the Sperrins above Cookstown. A collection of Circles, Cairns and ...
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California 2010

In March 2010 we decided to do a bucket list trip, flying into LAX and out of SFO driving up ...
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Carnfunnock’s Butterflies

2019 has, for some reason, been a fantastic year for butterflies in Northern Ireland. They have appeared in large numbers ...
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Carnlough HDR Panorama

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China 2009

This was the trip of a lifetime, travelling to China to see the 22nd July 2009 Total Solar Eclipse, the ...
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Circuit of Ireland Rally 2022

Here's some footage from the Cairncastle leg of the Rally. Great to see some older cars like the Mk2 Escorts ...
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Cosmic 35

Cosmic 35 – A Soviet Classic

This is a camera that was made in the LOMO factory in Leningrad (now St Petersburg) in the USSR about ...
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Dolphin Chase

Dolphin Chase on the Antrim Coast ...
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Eclipse Collection

A particular branch of Astronomy that has always fascinated me is the eclipse. I've seen the Total Solar Eclipse three ...
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Autocord

Film Photography

This of course used to be the only way of doing photography until the digital revolution came along around the ...
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Grand Canyon 1995

Here's a small collection of shots taken at The Grand Canyon in 1995 during a whistlestop drive across the USA ...
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Johnson Space Center

Mainly known as the home of Mission Control, Houston, there is much more to JSC than this. We visited the ...
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Kennedy Space Center

For a space nut like me, this place is paradise! Positioned on the east coast of the United States, almost ...
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Kodachrome 1935-2010

Kodachrome was a superb fine-grained colour slide film made in various speeds from 1935-2010. At this point the combination of ...
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Route 66

Las Vegas and Arizona 2018

This was a Road Trip across some of the most amazing parts of the South-Western United States flying in and ...
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Marble Arch Caves

Situated in County Fermanagh, these caves are an absolute must see if you're in the area. Carved out of limestone ...
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Micro Four-Thirds Photography

Back in 2012 my photography was at a crossroads. I was really using three sorts of camera. I had my ...
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Murmuration of Starlings

This magical event of nature happened, quite spontaneously, while Jude and I were walking along the seafront in Brighton while ...
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Noctilucent Clouds

Noctilucent Clouds are very well observed from Northern Ireland during the season from the end of May to the beginning ...
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Pentax Espio 928

This was my Zoom Compact camera in the late 1990s. Towards the end of the film era the previous generation ...
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Pentax PC35AF-M

This was my compact camera in the 1980s when I was travelling a lot with work, so it has been ...
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Portglenone Sunflowers

Pictures from what has become the essential annual pilgrimage to Portglenone's Sunflower field ...
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Red Arrows Belfast Flypast

This was a very quick flypast of Belfast at 13:58 on Saturday 15th August as part of the 75th Anniversary ...
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Sallagh Brae Bluebells

Normally one might expect to find bluebells in the shaded area within a forest, however it's not always the case! ...
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Slideshows – Greatest Hits Collections

I often, at the end of the year, take a look through my favourite snaps of the year and compile ...
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Space Exploration Talks

Having been at school during the time of the Moon landings I have always had a special interest in them ...
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Startrails

Startrails in Lockdown ...
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Surfing Bundoran

Surfing Bundoran ...
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The Painted Ladies Of Carnlough

This was just a simple afternoon walk up to Cranny Falls from Carnlough, only I happened upon this one bush ...
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Tollymore Forest Park

Nestling in the shadows of the Mountains of Mourne, Tollymore is a true paradise with waterfalls on the fast-flowing Shimna ...
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Tollymore Forest Park

Tollymore Forest Park was the first state forest park in Northern Ireland, established on 2 June 1955. It is located ...
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Vintage Camera – Sony DSC-R1

This was a camera that I quite fancied when it was new in 2005, but it was quite expensive at ...
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Minolta AF 50mm f2.8 macro

Vintage Lens – Minolta AF 50mm f2.8 MACRO

This lens was one of those introduced by Minolta in 1985 when they launched the 7000 AF - the first ...
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Vintage Lens – Minolta MD W-Rokkor 35mm f2.8

In days of old this would have been considered a moderate wide-angle with a field of view significantly wider than ...
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Minolta MD 50mm f2

Vintage Lenses

One of the joys of using the Micro Four-Thirds system is that the flange distance - ie the distance from ...
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Woking in 2019

Although I had lived in a few places in England during my childhood, by far the longest time was my ...
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Woking in 2021

Woking in 2021 ...
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