Around a year and a half ago I picked up swimming again. Hands-down it’s been the best thing I’ve done for my physical health and mental wellbeing. It’s tough, but I have an absolute blast each time I go for a swim.

I’m now part of a community of swimmers that meet regularly and get put through our paces for a solid hour. My goals have changed from ‘don’t sink’ to ‘how far past 2km can I go?’

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To infinity, and beyond!

That’s what cinema is to me; escapism, the firing of the imagination. A place of wonder and delight! And that’s why ‘movie night’ is special for me.

Whether it’s curled up on the sofa watching a thriller in the midst of a storm (making sure the doors are locked!) or going out with friends on a Summer’s evening to see the latest action spectacular… films are great!

This was my most technical shoot yet, and my most satisfying. Erm sure, I may have butchered a few things in the editing suite… but most importantly it gave me the taste for more!  To keep experimenting!  To make this shoot happen, I used the following:

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Perfect clarity

I like to be able to see what I’m doing.  Whether I’m watching a film, exploring a new city, or simply taking in the view from the top of a mountain.

But I’ve always done these activities wearing glasses… for about the past 10 years in fact.  Well, not anymore!  Thanks to laser eye surgery I can finally ditch the glasses!  So this photo is part-celebration, but also a nod to a pair of trusty specs that have seen me through some adventures.

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Lens culture

Unsurprisingly, photography is one of my passion projects. I’ll be the first to admit I screw things up more than I get them right when it comes to taking great photos, but it never puts me off, nor dampens my spirit. I’m here to learn! For e.g. during the prep for this latest shot I’ve discovered I’ve misplaced more than my fair share of SD cards. May they rest in peace.

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These boots are made for walkin’

Walking is a big part of my life. Most weekends you’ll find me up a mountain of some sort, and these boots get me there.

I’m enjoying the reflective nature of this photography project and my subject(s) are a worthy inclusion in the ‘Seven Days of Self’ series as my second shot.

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