Tuesday, 22 June 2010


SoFoBoMo stands for Solo Photograph Book Month.

SoFoBoMo is a group event where a bunch of photographers all make solo photo books start to finish in 31 days.

This year the project runs from 1st June to 31th July; this is a fuzzy month which allows the photogrpher to start at any time within these date but still have a month to complete the project.

I signed up for last year's event but never get around to doing it.

This year Darren decided to have a go as well, so I thought I`d keep him company.

I was hoping to use the TGO Challenge as my entry but it was outside the dates, so another idea would have to be found, and this was a problem as I didn't have to many free weekend in the time period to get out and take something.

Luckily something was brought to my attention late last week, and a plan was formed to get a set of photographs for the project.

So Saturday morning saw me in Central London at 07.30 am and at the start of a 12 hour run around London, taking in most of the well known landmarks, Leicester Square, St James Park, Hyde Park, Barker Street, Marble Arch, Green Park, The City of London, St Paul's cathedral, London's South bank and finally Greenwich.

All of this was to get the photographs for my SoFoBoMo book Elephant's in London

It was fun doing this in such a short timescale and I really enjoyed visiting some of my old childhood haunts.

Saturday, 12 June 2010


I just like to say a big thanks to all the people who have commented on the video's; here and on Twitter.

I'm glad people enjoyed them and hope it gave the flavour of my TGO crossing.

After the disasters with both the stills camera and the phone; this was the best way to capture the crossing and my thoughts at the time.

I also found is to be a much easier medium to work with than writing up the trip each night; although editing the clips together was harder work than writing :-).

Friday, 11 June 2010

TGO Challenge 2010 Day Eleven/Twelve

In which our Hero starts to think about the end, has a gentle walk by the river, has a problem, bounces along a bridge, a mini disaster is averted, arrives at St Cyrus, has a final moan and plays out the final act.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

TGO Challenge Day Ten Video

In which our Hero makes a dash for a bed, walks along Loch Lee, gets attacked!, meets the Mason's and finally sleeping in a bed.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

TGO Challenge 2010 Day Nine Video

In which our Hero finally leaves Braemar, sees a special bothy, meets Carl, plays hide & seek with a bothy, and camps at the stable.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

TGO challenge 2010 Day Seven/Eight Video

In which our Hero muses about wild horses, challengers, crosses a wobbly bridge, has his peace disturbed, finds a snake and visits Mar Lodge

Monday, 7 June 2010

TGO Challenge 2010 Day Five/Six Video

In which our Hero is unsure of what to do, meets Merv again, visits the local history, arrives in Glen Feshie and finds a wondrous seat.


Sunday, 6 June 2010

Best seat in the house

TGO Challenge Day 2010Three/Four Video

In which our Hero walking with the pylons, gets on the wrong side of a bridge, takes a tour, gets upset with walking and finally gets to camp.


Saturday, 5 June 2010

TGO Challenge 2010 Day Two Video

In which our Hero battles with the rain, gets lost! and meets Bill & Merv.

Friday, 4 June 2010

TGO Challenge 2010 Day One Video

As most know I like to video most of my walking trips; and the TGO was no different.

I have edited around 600 video clips and this has ended up with about 80 minutes of video.

The idea of videoing trips has always be as a record mainly for myself.

The video's also give a good representation of how I was feeling and my thoughts at points through the day.

More Pictures

Broken Bridge (Glen Feshie)

Bridge across Allt Darraire


Long Man

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Some Pictures

Loch Duich


Loch Affric


Ruthven Barracks

Glen Feshie Camp