Sunday, 30 December 2012


2012, its been some year, my time in education came to an end, and a new story is now in its beginnings. Here's some of my highlights from the year.

January had just kicked in when myself and Brian visited Gosforth Park, we were reward with some exceptional views of a Bittern, and one of my favourite images from the year.

Hard frost in January, and an early start at Holywell saw me photographing fence posts. Macro puts a whole new perspective on the often missed beauties.

The stars, and time-lapse photography began to take a foothold.

Heading South, with Ashley Howe and Ryan Deal, I made my first visit to Norfolk.

A large part of my Winter was spent filming my final media project, between Holywell and St Mary's.

A first look at the film.


2012 seemed to be filled with those wildlife moments, when your heart beat quickens, when you become immersed in your surroundings, when all your senses share the experience, when you feel that spark all over again. One which stays solid in my memory can be found HERE

Roe Deer

The Great Crested Grebes at Killingworth Lake performed brilliantly.

Great Crested Grebe

I entered a small film competition with my film 'A Quiet Corner', and came third place!

April saw a good movement of Avocets in the county, with 5 present between the Beehive Flash and Holywell Pond.

June was spent at RSPB Troup Head, in the presence of the Gannet.


A boom of Bee Orchids.

I also had a return to the Isle of Mull, and a visit to Lunga.

The stars had me out a lot, capturing time lapses, a brief moment allowed me to capture this picture at Dunstanburgh Castle.

The Short-Eared Owls arriving at Holywell allowed me to Reconnect and experience what it was to be a Short-Tailed Vole.

October my website went live,

And December saw myself and Gary Storey watching the Aurora in the county.

Thank you for following my blog, I wish you all a Happy New Year !


  1. Superb Stuff, what a year! I love the SEO shot at the bottom and also the one with you and future deal or no deal star Gstoz

    1. Cheers mate, role on 2013! haha aye in his 50 layers

  2. Great images! Will check out the vids later.

    All the best for 2013!

  3. Very well put together young fella with some nice filming to boot,a remarkable year you've had and good luck for the future.

  4. Some excellent images to end the year with. All the best. Brian.