Blair Castle

After a twelve year wait, I finally get a decent photograph of Blair Castle, near Pitlochry in Scotland.

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Wall of sound

Wall of sound

I remember seeing Oasis early in their career when they played a Sunday afternoon slot on the subsidiary NME stage at Glastonbury Festival in 1994. The indelible memory is the sheer wall of sound coming from the stage, even then, before they released Definitely Maybe. Two years later, they played two legendary sets at Knebworth. […]

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Bern band Choo Choo in 2010

New Choo Choo portfolio page

Long-time visitors to the site may vaguely remember that I used to collaborate photographically with Bern pop band Choo Choo.

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Axalp in the snow

Axalp in the snow

Walking in the snowy landscape of Axalp, high above Lake Brienz in the Swiss Bernese Oberland.

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WordPress expert Mark Howells-Mead

WordPress full-site editing

The next stage of WordPress’ development is the ability to edit any part of a site – from post to navigation and footer – using nothing but the Block Editor.

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Spoilt for choice

With so much to do and so many beautiful places to visit, the choice can sometimes be overwhelming.

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There is a light that never goes out

There is a light that never goes out

Marr’s rendition shows what a joyful song this is, despite the superficial conclusion which many (or most) people draw from the chorus. It’s not about death, but the incredibly deep love felt by the protagonist. I think this didn’t come across in Morrissey’s renditions, because his style emphasised misery instead of joy.

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Close-up of seaweed on Lunan Bay beach

Beachin’

Living in a land-locked, mountainous country can be hard when you love the seaside, beaches, caves and coastal nature. Luckily, Scotland abounds in such things, and we took the opportunity to spend a couple of hours at Lunan Bay when we visited Angus in July.

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Grand Canal, Venice, photographed from the Ponte dell'Accademia

Surprised by Venice

We took advantage of a much-reduced number of tourists in July to visit Venice. I came away with an unexpected number of good and unique photographs.

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