Varsity 2017

As with most other universities across the U.K. Aberystwyth engages with their rivals Bangor in annual sports-day-esque event known as Varsity. Each Uni bi-annually hosts the competition, seeing the likes of sports and societies alike to put forward their best and brightest to win the beloved silverware. This year Aberystwyth hosted the competition inviting aroundContinue reading “Varsity 2017”

Photography Tips #11: Capturing a Performance

There is nothing I like more than lying on the floor not having to worry about things. Maybe my nihilist approach to life does have its benefits as the angle from the floor under theatre lights does something magical for me. Living by the 45 degree rule in photography and by application the rest ofContinue reading “Photography Tips #11: Capturing a Performance”

Archery Series #4: Worcester, Double Worcester

Being back with relatively frequent practises and competitions in archery, brings me to doing all sorts of rounds, not just the standard portsmouth we all grow to have a love/hate relationship with. This weekend gave me the opportunity to shoot one of my favourite barebow rounds, but this time with my trusty compound. The Worcester round.Continue reading “Archery Series #4: Worcester, Double Worcester”

Archery Series #3: String, Nose…

Again with the Archery! To be fair, it is a sport that I am improving in readily, and learning more and more as I go along. When I first picked up a bow I didn’t see myself being intrigued in archery forums and articles in sports magazines, but now I am a true archery nut.Continue reading “Archery Series #3: String, Nose…”

Snapshots #11: Going Up North (Again)

A weekend away with no internet and good friends is something everyone should do throughout the year. Last time I was in the foggy Lake District with good friends and a rabbit. This time the escape took up right to the top of Northumberland in the seaside town of Seahouses. Being only a stone’s throwContinue reading “Snapshots #11: Going Up North (Again)”

Archery Series #2: Vegas Baby!

Yes I have finally decided to go straight back at it, right into the deep end of Archery. So not just starting off with a WAA18 a couple weeks ago but also with the events of last weekend. We travelled up to Sheffield to compete in the Northern Qualifier for BUCS and the following dayContinue reading “Archery Series #2: Vegas Baby!”

Snapshots #10: I Walked Up a Hill

Fortunately I got the opportunity to visit a couple of friends up in the Lake District and Lancashire Area. Hill walking has never been a main ambition of mine with the idea of walking up the hill means the inevitable walk back down. But I did it. My friend and I went to an exhibitionContinue reading “Snapshots #10: I Walked Up a Hill”

Welsh Border Castle Adventure

As a farewell to 2016, and a premier adventure of the Welsh Borders, Tom and myself took the a470 and a479 along the borders down to Chepstow to check out the historic sights. For a Welsh Border Castle Adventure. Being December, a lot of places aren’t open to the public but are still able toContinue reading “Welsh Border Castle Adventure”

Café Culture and the Continent

Winter days are always better with a good hot beverage. This goes across the world I am sure. Just a skip over the channel, the French do coffee properly. So here is my post on Café Culture and the Continent. More Normandy Posts here! If you’re more comfortable at home with your tea, out andContinue reading “Café Culture and the Continent”

Aquarium Photography Tips

I can not explain how much I love aquariums. Any size aquarium from the large sea life centres to smaller coastal centres and all those in between. I got to go to the Blue Planet Aquarium near Chester to try out some Aquarium Photography Tips. Of course, I took my camera along with me likeContinue reading “Aquarium Photography Tips”

Bonfire Night, Fire and Magic

In the U.K. it has become a strange tradition to remember the 5th of November. As Brits, we are accustomed to the turnover of November with the smokey haze of bonfires, fireworks, and sparklers. Guy Fawkes Day, Bonfire night, or Firework night commemorates that time some disgruntled catholic joined a plot to blow up ParliamentContinue reading “Bonfire Night, Fire and Magic”

Normandy in October My Holiday

Aberystwyth is often portrayed as a Bubble, being a small community with all your needs on the edge of the world, a windy way from any larger towns or cities that are inland. Luckily for me, I took a break and went over to see my parents in the beautiful Normandy. After posting about itContinue reading “Normandy in October My Holiday”

Summertime Unfitness

Getting back into the university routine means getting my study on, sitting in the library watching the rain out of the window, and of course, getting back into the sports training routine. As summer saw no activity leading to my Summertime Unfitness. My fantastic timetable is made up of 3 hours a week, this givesContinue reading “Summertime Unfitness”

Preparing for University Sports Season

Now that the ferocious partying of freshers has passed, it’s time to get back into the swing of things at university and knuckle down for the final year of my undergrad. Not its time to start Preparing for University Sports Season. This term I’ll be working with more sports teams and hopefully more events andContinue reading “Preparing for University Sports Season”

Phone vs. Camera

Today I decided to switch out my DSLR for using the camera on my smartphone. In a fun game of Phone vs. Camera. Phone vs. Camera I have an iPhone 5s. I had an accident with my iPhone 6 where the folding in half rumor actually came true. Looking up the specs on the appleContinue reading “Phone vs. Camera”

Night Time Sports Photography

What is more exciting than taking pictures of men’s rugby? Taking them at night, under floodlights. And if that is not good enough? Add some heavy rain. Time for some Night Time Sports Photography! If you missed my last rugby posts, find there here: Following Welshpool’s rugby team to Shrewsbury initially, I assumed I wouldContinue reading “Night Time Sports Photography”

Why Go to Champrepus Zoo?

Nothing can really beat that feeling you get when you wake up with the sun streaming through the crack in your curtains hiding a beautiful blue sky and promising warm temperature. Being on holiday in Normandy, every day seems to promise such wonders, so why not make the most of it and go to theContinue reading “Why Go to Champrepus Zoo?”

My Holiday in Normandy

Over the last few weeks, nothing really has happened on this blog as I’ve been living it up in the beautiful French countryside. Due to the nature of my holiday, I didn’t really take many horse or sport-related photos but plenty of landscapes. So I give to you my first landscape and holiday post! IContinue reading “My Holiday in Normandy”