Author - Tim Maher

GearTalk: my Setup for a Recent Hiking Trip

Hiking

A Long Weekend Hiking in the Peak District My last GearTalk was on the equipment I took with me on a two month epic journey round South America. Obviously, the needs for a four day hiking trip in England’s Peak District are very different and I was keen to come up with a more streamlined solution. There was to be no ‘basecamp’ on...

Waiting for the train at Hope Station

Photo of the Day: Stop the Train, I want to get off! Continuing on from where I left off in yesterday’s post, here’s a shot of Hope train station in the Peak District. I’ve taken a bit of creative licence with the sign, where the middle part should read ‘For Castleton and the Caverns’, just to make it more topical in...

PotD: Farewell to our European neighbours

Farewell

Photo of the Day: Farewell, we’ll miss you Yesterday Article 50 was triggered by the British prime minister, Theresa May, and the long road to separation from Europe has reached the point of no return. I myself am just back from a long weekend hiking in the Peak District to celebrate a close friend’s 50th birthday. Our first day took...

Liberty in London and Beyond

Liberty in London

Visiting London with our two teenage children has become much more of an extended shopping trip, with the occasional cultural interlude and frequent food stops. Not that I’m complaining as I enjoy restocking my wardrobe just as much as they do and eating is something I do well. Hearing that our kids had never been inside the Liberty...

A Misty Morning in Norfolk

Norfolk

We were spending a few days at a friend’s thatched cottage somewhere in the Norfolk countryside, eating well and drinking plenty as we caught up on each other’s news over the last 2-3 years. I woke up early on our final day, more bleary eyed than hungover this time around and before either of our families were stirring. I decided on...

100 for 100: 100 – My Helsinki in Independence Centenary Year

My Helsinki

1st Day of 100th Year: 100/100 – My Helsinki in Independence Centenary Year So, this image of ‘My Helsinki‘ is my final post for the ‘100 for 100’ photo series celebrating the start of the centenary of Finnish independence. It has been a lot of fun getting out and about with a camera, but the best part has been...

100 for 100: 99 – Out with the Old

Old Boxes

Penultimate day to 100th Year: 99/100 – Out with the Old It’s the last day of the year and, even though it’s true that not everything is black and white, it has definitely been a difficult year to feel thankful for. There have been results in world events that have left me shocked, with what I regarded as well-researched opinions...

100 for 100: 98 – Broken Reeds in Cracked Ice

Reeds

3 Days to 100th Year: 98/100 – Broken Reeds in Ice I was walking along the coast on yet another sunny winter’s day and came across this wonderfully graphic scene. I love the way the warm and cool tones mix together to create an initially chaotic abstract, until you are able to recognise the reeds for what they are. Then the incredible...

100 for 100: 97 – Ice Crystals in the Sun

Crystals

4 Days to 100th Year: 97/100 – Ice Crystals in the Sun There’s something special about those mornings when the sun has finally risen above the treeline and the dried out grasses that are still standing are covered by a thin layer of ice crystals. I’m still getting used to having a macro lens in my kit bag but love the results, as...

100 for 100: 96 – Misty Morning in Winter

Misty Morning

5 Days to 100th Year: 96/100 – Misty Morning in Winter A celebration of the lack of colour that can abound in wintertime on a misty morning. A few minutes earlier the skies were blue and the sun was adding some nice contrast and sparkle to the frozen dew. Then the mist came rolling in and all the colour disappeared. This is not a complaint...