Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bupa Great North Run 2012

despite the ominous weather forecast yesterday I decided, once again to go and take photos at the Bupa Great North Run.

Fortunately the weather did nothing to dampen down spirits as the runners passed over the Famous Tyne Bridge as the Red Arrows made their annual appearance over the landmark.

I think by now it goes without saying but in case you’re new to my blog, there are hundreds more photos on Flickr if you click on the photo.

After an enjoyable morning, once again I’m wondering whether to enter it myself next year. maybe the madness will pass soon… if not I may need someone else to take photos instead!

News and full results from the event are available at


Photo of the day #16 – Thistles on Dundee Law

Thistles on Dundee Law by
Thistles on Dundee Law, a photo by on Flickr.

It’s been a while since I posted a photo of the day on here. I’ve just come across a post by sony uk on facebook with a photo of my old phone – the Sony Ericsson k800i and it reminded me of some of the photos I’d taken with it and what a great camera it on it. I seem to remember this was one of the many occasions where the rechargeable batteries in my compact camera had given up on me so, as I was in a creative mood, decided to use my ‘backup camera’ instead.

In my opinion the 3.2 megapixel camera on this still way outshines the 5 megapixel offering on my latest phone (motorola defy for the geeks out there) which goes to show it’s not all about the megapixels!

Incidentally I’ve since discovered Energizer (or maplin) lithium AA batteries which are amazing – I honestly can’t remember the last time I changed the batteries in my compact camera. I’d also highly recommend them to anyone using external flashes for the same reason.