Pinhole Photography (early attempts)

One of my more recent camera purchases has a neat feature: you can take the lens off and use it as a pinhole camera. Photos taken like this have a dreamy look to them, or sometimes surreal.  These are my first shots to be developed (apart from 2 on a previous roll that didn’t come out that well).

Flooded Park #1

Flooded Park #1

These were taken in the Quarry Park in Shrewsbury, where the river Severn has burst its banks.

Flooded Park #2

Flooded Park #2

I get confused sometimes which shots were pinhole and which were normal, as I can change from shot to shot with this camera. Generally the focus on shots taken with the lens look sharper, but I can’t always tell…


(not) Running

Flooded Park

The Quarry Park in Shrewsbury

I have been trying to get back into running this year, after buggering up my hamstrings. Days like this don’t help: I usually run 3 to 5km along the river, and two lines of trees here next to the flooding River Severn are where my usual running route is.  It’ll be days before this goes down enough to run.

It floods a little most years, not usually this much. I’ll just sit here and get fat, then.

Today’s run: Possibly a bit damp


I love living in Shrewsbury, but it does have its downside. Every time it rains in wales, we flood. This buggers up my running route, as it mostly goes along the river.

This week I have mostly been running circles around the park. It’s not quite as much fun.

What I did in 2011… Part 1 – Started Running

I didn’t mean to leave this blog for over a year, I just never got around to typing up the incredible blogging ideas I had, and now those ideas have slipped from my mind…  so I’ll just  sort of sum up my year.

some running feet. not mine, though

This is the year I really started running. I was pretty surprised myself, but it show no sign of stopping. Technically, I started  running (or, at this early stage, staggering and wheezing  around the park) late 2010, but this was the year I actually felt I could admit this to my friends and family.

I live in the centre of a small market town, but we’ve got a large park alongside the river, and that is great for making nice running routes, and it’s generally really pretty (except now, where it’s pretty grim, and mostly flooded).

There have been some health benefits to this, which was the point of it all. My asthma is much better now, and breathing in general. Since I started I have lost almost a stone in weight, which was a nice side-effect.

On the downside, in warmer weather the good townsfolk of Shrewsbury have to endure the sight of my knees. Sorry Shrewsbury.