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Arrrrgg, Avast, me hearties, how be ye landlubbers.. Sorry could not help myself there, just been sailing the pirate infested waters that are the internet far too much recently. Or maybe I should be using some sort of cowboy theme here. Hmm, I am overthinking things again, bugger I really need to learn not to overthink things!!!

Sun 18 Jan

Just a quick blog posts to keep things moving forward. Ok it's time to start achieving one of those New Years type resolutions I made and get on with things I want to achieve this year. Since I am going through a bit of a photography creative block phase I am going to choose one of the other things I wanted to achieve this year, in this case it is time to focus on finishing the website.

Just catching up on some of my trips from earlier in the year when I was travelling through the south of England. You stop by places and find interesting things to do as you go. Sometimes they can be rather rubbish while other times you can find them informative and interesting. One of those stops this year was in Oxford and while I was there I decided to take a wonder round the Oxford Castle Unlocked tour. Part of the history of the city, the prison was in operation until 1996, in various guises including some brutality and a number of hangings at the site.  As you pass the Prison Govenor’s house you find the entrance to the attraction.

Thu 16 Oct

Yes its time for a blog post and an update on my photography, its been a week or two since my last blog post and I really want to keep this moving forward and progressing rather than being forgotten about. So I thought I would organise a post on something I have been working on but also something that requires a change to the way that I publish photography material online. Sorry I know that sounds cryptic however I will try to explain what I mean by this to you. The first point is that I have come to realise that my photography is somewhat wide and varied, I no longer find myself producing images in one particular style or source material. Not all of this fits together well and is of interest to everyone.

Well its been a quick few weeks and I am more than overdue in publishing the blog posting from meeting number 6 of the SMRC championship from Knockhill. I think I am getting quicker at these things honestly, alright I am useless really. Anyway back to the subject, the meeting itself looked to be a turning point for the Strong Broo Racing team I follow through the championship after some progress on the continued saga of the ride height and setup of the car. The race meeting however turned out to be very eventful for all the wrong reasons in the end and one that I am sure all who attended would prefer had not happened.

Well as promised in my great catch up plan, here is the posting for meeting 5 of the SMRC Formula Ford championship. I was hoping to produce lots of wonderful images for this after the failure last time due to doing my pit crew thing. Err yes, maybe I should practice a little more it seems! I also have this feeling that maybe next year I should look at trying to find the money to move from having a £1 million PLI to a £5 million version, if it is possible because that fence is getting right on my nerves. Some nice shots just get ruined having to try to filter out the fence or missing the moment as the camera focuses on the fence itself :( Oh well back to my amazing story telling abilities, honestly I have told you they are amazing right?!?

For todays blog posting we have the SMRC Knockhill meeting 4 of 2014, a little behind with my editing so this one should have been published a while ago. Some background since this is the first time I have posted one of these meetings as a blog posting. I have been going to the SMRC meetings this year as a friend of one of the teams, the Strong Broo Racing team who take part in the Scottish Formula Ford 1600 championship. Its been helping me to improve my motorsports photography as well as a chance to spend time with a great crowd of people. The team is made up Neil Broome driving and Scott Armstrong doing the mechanic and pit crew work

It all started on a cold dark night in an alleyway off the main street, lol only kidding. Wow, logo's for a business, never knew how much work was involved!! I sat down to think about my logo and realised just how much needs to go into it. A logo really has to mean something to you and be able to explain what you do as well as who you are. It never seems as easy as just sitting down with a designer and saying, do this or do that unless you have a strong, clear vision in your head. Thankfully this was a little easier for me as I was updating a previous logo I was never happy with.

Welcome to you all, I think it is time now for my first ever blog posting. I will start by warning you of some simple things, I am not the most skilful and eloquent of writers, my spelling can be very bad and unfortunately my grammar can be a little bit of a failure. I am not going to pretend my writing ability is anything more than that. I have never had a blog before but I need to make more of a rounded effort in my presentation of my photography and running a blog to connect with people seems a good start. That will include keeping people more up to date with what I am doing as well as linking the various media channels I use together.