Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Jimi, Noel And Mitch

Jimi, Noel and Mitch

Jimi, Noel and Mitch made from broken records.

 Mr Brainwash Street Art

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Almost two years

Well I got almost two years out of the Merrell slam wrap trainers before killing them

I've worn these trainers pretty much everyday in that time, this includes my six mile round trip to work five days a week and all my urban walks in that time.

The main part of the trainers are find, with hardly any wear, it's just the soles that have worn out.

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

How to

make a HDR photograph with one picture

Saturday, 4 August 2012

The Boys

The Boys, originally uploaded by londonbackpacker.

Just found out that this picture has made the shortlist for the Londonist / Horniman Museum 'London Look' photography challenge.

Ten photographs will be printed and displayed in the museum, while the others on the shortlist will be on a screen.

The judges meet on Friday 10th, so fingers crossed.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Remember This


Well the film is finally being release at the end of the month.

Be aware that there is a lot of Cockney and swearing, so if Cockney or swearing offends you DON'T play the trailer.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Be rude not to

As it was passing the bottom of the road.

To be honest, it was a bit of an anticlimax as the runner went pass in a flash. There were a few other vehicles that went pass, mainly from the sponsors.

Saturday, 7 July 2012

SoFoBoMo 2012

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

This year the project runs from 1st July to 31st August; 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 did this project in 2010 with Elephant's in London, I have done one again this year and it's along the same lines as my previous one.

This year's SoFoBoMo is called London Calling and can be see here

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Why I Love London

Two for the price of one


London Calling


Saturday, 16 June 2012

Lesnes Abbey

This very old tree is reputed to be one of the mulberry trees commissioned to be planted by King James I who wanted to set up his own English silk industry. However silk moth caterpillars feed on the white mulberry and the trees the King was sold were black mulberries.

Ruins of Lesnes Abbey at Abbey Wood. The skyscrapers of London Docklands are visible in the distance.

A dead oak trunk carved with a "green man" figure.

Thursday, 7 June 2012


It seems as though the Outdoorbloggers forum has finally had it day and has expired.

If you weren't a regular or don't even know what it was, it was a forum set up circa 2007 for new bloggers to have a place to ask questions and get feedback on setting up blogs and general chit-chat about the outdoors.

In the early days it did have a big core group of users and was a pretty active site but over the last 18 months/2 years very few people were using it, I guess this was because more people were happier to use places like Facebook and Twitter for their conversations.

Its a shame that it just disappeared; as there was some good stuff on there and may have been worth saving and archiving somewhere.


On a brighter note; I have updated the blogroll, I have removed some of the blogs there don't exist anymore and have added some new one's. The new one's have along side them.

Saturday, 5 May 2012


I'm use to seeing these in Scotland, Lakes and even Yorkshire but not over the 'burbs of London.

All for the Olympics

Friday, 4 May 2012

I've gone a bit MAD

With HDR on the photographs.

All shot in Greenwich, clicking on the photograph with go to the bigger photograph

Monday, 16 April 2012

Losing respect for people

First off this isn't anything to do with the outdoors but it is to do with blogging.

Like most people I have a fair few interests, I follow a few celebrities who I find interesting and occasionally I will post comments on some of their posts.

Yesterday I was reading one of these celebrities blogs and saw a couple of points I knew to be incorrect about some facts and figures they have posted (I knew them to be wrong because I'd read an article on the subject a week or so ago).

Not trying to be a smart arse, I thought I'd comment and correct the figures and also add a link to the article I had seen.

Usually when there is a notify me by email I click it so as to keep up with the post. I did have a couple of notifications come through but also noticed that my post didn't, so going back to the blog, I then noticed that the part I had seen as being wrong had been corrected but also that my comment post wasn't showing.

Now I don't know if it was my comments that was the reason for the correction but it does seem a coincident that it was changed after I commented and the comment not being shown.

I'm not looking for any kudos for correcting someone but it would of been nice for my comment to have been posted along with the re-write in the post.

We all post article that sometimes we will then see has a spelling mistake and will go back in to correct, and I don't have a problem with this but when you are quoting facts and figures and make a mistake you should hold your hands and say "sorry I made a mistake there, these are the correct stats not just change it, because someone will either have already corrected you or seen the offending part.

It seems most 'normal' bloggers get a hard time about being open when posting reviews, so to change any type of facts/figures without adding an addendum is just asking for trouble.

Now celebrities may get away with this but my personal opinion is that I lose a little respect for people when they do this.

Saturday, 10 March 2012


Freedom!, originally uploaded by londonbackpacker.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


Robin, originally uploaded by londonbackpacker.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Heron; St James Park

Heron; St James Park, originally uploaded by londonbackpacker.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Pasta Cup

Not one of my usually posts, but I saw these Batchelors Pasta pot shots yesterday.

Tesco where these one's were bought only seem to have Tomato & Herb or Chicken flavour; so I'm not sure if there are any other flavours in the range.

The cost is 68p but there is the chance the they are on offer of 2 for £1.  They taste fine for a snack or as an addition to a main meal.  The only problem is the packaging is quite a hard plastic pot but you could easily transport the contents into freezer bag and cook it in them, as they only need 150 ml of water.

Because the pot is made from a hard plastic, I thought that it would double up as a coffee cup, the pot will hold 200 ml of water when empty of the contents and weighs in at 30g.