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Wildlife of High Hauxley

My first attempt at photographing the local wildlife at High Hauxley Nature Reserve in Northumberland didn't go quite as I'd planned. I've never tried bird photography before and found it...

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Helicopter flight over New York

One of the highlights of our trip was a 30 minute helicopter flight over Manhattan. It's worth taking note of where the flight departs from when you go to book...

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Manhattan Financial District

On our journey down to the East River to catch our helicopter ride over Manhattan, we took a little time to explore New York's financial district. The highlight for us...

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Central Park

The weather was gorgeous, so we decided to spend the afternoon taking a stroll through Central Park. As expected (and much like the rest of Manhattan) it was packed with...

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Ground Zero

We inadvertently stumbled across Ground Zero and the Freedom Tower this afternoon. We'd planned to visit the memorial in a couple of days time, but came across it quite by...

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Top of the Rock

The Top of the Rock observation deck was one of the highlights of our trip to New York. There are plenty of tall buildings that offer amazing 360° views of...

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Summit One Vanderbilt

Day four of our city break to New York started out with a visit to Summit, a three-storey observation deck at the top of One Vanderbilt, a 93-storey skyscraper on...

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Manhattan by Night

On day two of our week in Manhattan, we chose to spend the evening on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building. The view is absolutely spectacular,...

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Bronx Zoo

We took a day out of our hectic schedule to visit the Bronx Zoo, about an hour's train ride North of Midtown Manhattan, where we were staying. The reviews were...

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Liberty & Ellis Island

Our second day in The Big Apple was one of the best, starting out with an early morning cruise to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island. It was such...

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Hudson Yards

Day one of our week in New York took us for a leisurely stroll through Hudson Yards, a shiny new development on the banks of the Hudson River, tucked between...

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High Line

The High Line is an elevated urban garden that winds through Manhattan's West Side, following the river from Hudson Yards in the North, through Chelsea to Greenwich Village in the...

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Greenwich Village

After the lustrous glass and chrome facades of Hudson Yards, and the burned brick and rusty patina of the industrial High Line, Greenwich Village was something of a change of...

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Jesmond Dene

Last year, I kicked myself for not having made the effort to get out and photograph the autumn colours as they slowly swallowed up the local woodland, so this year...

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Raby Castle

We took a short trip out to Raby Castle in North Yorkshire, to check out the deer park and test-drive a couple of lenses: the Fujinon XF 90mm f2 R...

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Blue Moon

In case you missed it somehow, we had a Blue Moon this week. Apparently, The name Blue Moon has nothing to do with the colour, rather the number of full...

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Northumberlandia

I've been living just round the corner from Northumberlandia for a long time now, and it occurred to me last weekend that I'd never been to visit. So I packed...

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Simonstone

The weather was beautiful and we were at a loose end, so we hopped on the Bonneville and took off for a weekend away at Simonstone Hall, a cute little...

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London South Bank

I travelled down from Newcastle to the big smoke to catch up with an old friend, taking the opportunity while I was down there to wander along London's South Bank....

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Bioluminescence

We were unbelievably lucky to witness bioluminescent plankton washing up on the shore outside our villa in the Maldives last night. It was a difficult photograph to take, in the...

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Baa Atoll

We enjoyed our first experience of the Maldives so much last year, that we decided to go back a second time. This time, we stayed further North in Baa Atoll....

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Natural History Museum

While staying with family in St. Albans, we took the opportunity to visit the Natural History Museum in London. While there's a lot more to this place than the photographs...

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Capri

One of the highlights of our trip to the Amalfi Coast was the island of Capri in the Bay of Naples, famous for its rocky landscape, turquoise water and high-end...

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Pompeii

We chose the hottest day of the trip to visit the open air museum at Pompeii; probably not our smartest decision in hindsight, but we had no idea just how...

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Amalfi Town

If you've ever visited any of the cliff-edge towns on Italy's outstretched shin, you'll be familiar with the colourful pile-up of concrete buildings spilling out into the Tyrrhenian Sea. Sony...

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Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast had been on my bucket list ever since I saw the Galaxy chocolate commercial where they brought Audrey Hepburn back to life on the streets of Capri....

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Positano

The first stop on our trip to the Amalfi Coast was the mega-famous cliff-side village of Positano, a jumble of multi-coloured buildings tumbling out of the hills into the turquoise...

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ZooParc Overloon

One of the highlights of our family holiday to the Netherlands was ZooParc Overloon. It's enormous, with loads of animals to see, including the impressive and incredibly rare White Tiger....

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Vlindersafari Butterfly Farm

We've been to a lot of butterfly farms over the years and most of them have been, frankly underwhelming, with only a handful of species that shy away from human...

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Preikestolen

The weather gods took pity on me today with a short reprieve from the rain, just in time for my last hike of my roadtrip around Norway: Pulpit Rock (also...

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