BRIAN REID PHOTOGRAPHER

An Indoor Day in Cambridge

Friday, 23 February 2024
An Indoor Day in Cambridge

It was a return to wet weather on Wednesday when my photo buddy Paul and I planned a day out. Cambridge ended up as the destination where we could take...

My Locale

Thursday, 22 February 2024
My Locale

Today’s post features a selection of photos from my regular local walks, this week, showing some of the signs of spring but also the continuing high...

Time for a Walk Around Ely

Friday, 16 February 2024
Time for a Walk Around Ely

It has been a while since I took the drive over to the Isle of Ely and its famous cathedral “The Ship of The Fens” last seen last week on the horizon...

Around and About

Monday, 12 February 2024
Around and About

I have been out and about in Cambridge and at Old Warden where there remains plenty of water. No punts on the Cam, I guess because the river is running...

I Get A Strange Feeling Of Deja Vu

Saturday, 10 February 2024
I Get A Strange Feeling Of Deja Vu

Yes we had a day of rain and now our second flood in a month. We are lucky that there is a flood management system in place for the town and I am personally...

Moggerhanger Music Session February 2024

Friday, 9 February 2024
Moggerhanger Music Session February 2024

Our monthly Wednesday music sessions at Moggerhanger Village Hall go from strength to strength. With so many musicians on deck we ran a bit later than...

A Couple Of Local Favourites

Tuesday, 6 February 2024
A Couple Of Local Favourites

There are a couple of places that are a short drive from home which are always worth a visit. In this case the locations are Wicken Fen and its historic...

Old Warden a Place of Variety

Friday, 2 February 2024
Old Warden a Place of Variety

I popped down to Old Warden yesterday for a wander around the Swiss Garden and to look through the Shuttleworth Collection. Both are worth frequent visits...

Snowdrops arriving at Anglesey Abbey

Thursday, 1 February 2024
Snowdrops arriving at Anglesey Abbey

As January came to an end I took a run over to Anglesey Abbey to see if the snowdrops were out and some were. This is the busiest time of the year at...

After The Floods

Sunday, 28 January 2024
After The Floods

The flood waters have receded but the river remains high which suggests that there is still a bit of drainage to be done and this is certainly true in...

Naked Trees in Huntingdon

Thursday, 25 January 2024
Naked Trees in Huntingdon

It was time for a service on my hearing aid at the Audiology Department at Hinchinbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon, yesterday. Rather than pay the outrageous...

The Ice is Melting Slowly

Monday, 22 January 2024
The Ice is Melting Slowly

The temperature is rising but it will take a while for all of the ice to melt. The ducks in the marina seem happy to stand rather than swim. The black-headed...

Winter in St Neots

Saturday, 20 January 2024
Winter in St Neots

I enjoy my regular walks around the town. We are blessed with paths which take you away from traffic so little noise and pollution. These photos are...

A Chilly Walk At The Lodge

Thursday, 18 January 2024
A Chilly Walk At The Lodge

Brrrrr! It is certainly winter at the moment. That can create some wonderful light as was the case at the Lodge earlier this week. The robins were still...

Winter in the Swiss Garden

Friday, 12 January 2024
Winter in the Swiss Garden

I took a stroll around the Swiss Garden at Old Warden yesterday and it is in its winter clothes, including a little thin ice on the ponds and lake. I...

A Little Sunshine always helps

Wednesday, 10 January 2024
A Little Sunshine always helps

And so the water recedes. Some paths that were flooded are now partially open and the land is still the domain of the waterfowl and herons. The flooding...

A River Runs Through It

Sunday, 7 January 2024
A River Runs Through It

It was inevitable, with the recent rain, that the river Great Ouse would overtop its banks in St Neots so I took a walk up to town to see how serious...

Moggerhanger Music Session January 2024

Friday, 5 January 2024
Moggerhanger Music Session January 2024

What a way to get the New Year off to a musical start with a bumper turnout on Wednesday at Moggerhanger Village Hall.
Here is a link to our Flickr...

Water, Water, Everywhere.....

Tuesday, 2 January 2024
Water, Water, Everywhere.....

Boy has it been wet for a couple of weeks and that creates an inevitable result, flooding. A common flooding area is around the south side of the River...

A Little Glimpse of Edinburgh at Christmas

Wednesday, 27 December 2023
A Little Glimpse of Edinburgh at Christmas

It was a nice clear winter day yesterday and Anne and I met up with cousin Alison and Alan for a stroll around the city centre to check out the lights...

Unbelievably Still Wet!

Sunday, 24 December 2023
Unbelievably Still Wet!

It was a nice way to spend this Christmas eve morning with a wander around Holyrood Palace. The public area has some cracking rooms and a lot of portraits...

It Sometime Rains in Scotland

Saturday, 23 December 2023
It Sometime Rains in Scotland

I know it is hard to believe but it does occasionally rain in Scotland as it has done today. I spent the night at my brother Jim’s house in Dumfries...

Very Delayed Catch Up

Thursday, 21 December 2023
Very Delayed Catch Up

It is almost two weeks since I last got around to posting on my blog. A mixture of a heavy cold and leaving Christmas planning till the last minute is...

Moggerhanger Music Session December 2023

Friday, 8 December 2023
Moggerhanger Music Session December 2023

It gets a bit repetetive but it really was another fine evening in Moggerhanger Village Hall on Wednesday 6 December with some great performances. I...

Entering December

Saturday, 2 December 2023
Entering December

I have not been to Paxton Pits for a while as it can get pretty muddy when it is wet. I hoped that the mud would be frozen yesterday and in places it...

A Proper Frosty Day

Thursday, 30 November 2023
A Proper Frosty Day

We had the first proper frost this autumn yesterday and it encouraged me to take a walk at the Lodge. I have enjoyed frosty photos from there before....

No Trees Yesterday

Wednesday, 29 November 2023
No Trees Yesterday

Time for a break from the lovely autumn colours, for now, with some snaps from the Shuttleworth Collection yesterday. After a coffee with friends in...

Cambridge in the Fall

Tuesday, 21 November 2023
Cambridge in the Fall

The American Military Cemetery at Maddingley has some lovely autumn colour from a few beech and maple trees through the site on the western edge of Cambridge....

Too Late!

Thursday, 16 November 2023
Too Late!

An Autumn walk on the Embankment in Bedford is one I anticipate and is usually colourful. This year the strong winds from a few days ago have done their...

Closer to Home

Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Closer to Home

Autumn colour is going fast as the autumn storms blow in and strip the colourful leaves. There are a few acers at the Lodge and at the Swiss Garden which...

A Mint of a Few Days

Sunday, 12 November 2023
A Mint of a Few Days

Catching up again! I had a lovely few days with Tim and Debs last week including a very interesting visit to the Royal Mint near Cardiff. As an aside,...

Stormy Weather

Sunday, 5 November 2023
Stormy Weather

It has not been weather for going too far this weekend so I took a couple of my local walks and dodged (almost) the showers. The upside of this weather...

Moggerhanger Music Session November 2023

Friday, 3 November 2023
Moggerhanger Music Session November 2023

It was another fine evening in Moggerhanger Village Hall on Wednesday 1 November with a variety of music by our singers and players. I am sure the listeners...

Over West

Friday, 27 October 2023
Over West

I had a lovely couple of days with friends Mike and Louise around the Malvern Hills. We had a fine day out at Brookhampton with its Elizabethan house...

The Lodge

Tuesday, 17 October 2023
The Lodge

It was a pleasant walk at the Lodge yesterday and lovely to see a few little fly ageric fungi, grey squirrels stocking up for winter and bumblebees sipping...

A Little Local Colour

Wednesday, 11 October 2023
A Little Local Colour

Time for a catch up with some snaps from St Neots, Paxton Pits and the Lodge, enjoying a little October sunshine. Location is not the essential aspect...

Back to Old Warden

Sunday, 8 October 2023
Back to Old Warden

It has been a hectic week since getting back from Ireland, lots of laundry, shopping and a music evening but I managed to get back to something normal...

Moggerhanger Music Session October 2023

Friday, 6 October 2023
Moggerhanger Music Session October 2023

Wow what a turnout at Moggerhanger Village Hall on Wednesday 4 October with a variety of music by a full house of singers and players and listeners....

Ironbridge

Sunday, 1 October 2023
Ironbridge

Back from Ireland I spent the night in Shrewsbury after the ferry crossing allowing me to enjoy a pleasant visit to Ironbridge yesterday morning, which...

Ireland Day 21 - Heading Home

Saturday, 30 September 2023
Ireland Day 21 - Heading Home

I had a few hours before the departure of my ferry to Holyhead on a nice morning. I took a short trip to the harbour and summit in Howth before heading...

Ireland Day 20 - Dublin

Thursday, 28 September 2023
Ireland Day 20 - Dublin

Time for my final full day on this excellent trip to Ireland and I suppose fitting that I spent it in the capital, Dublin. I chose my hotel on the edge...

Ireland Day 19 - Newgrange

Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Ireland Day 19 - Newgrange

This trip has been graced with most weather except snow, so far. Today we had torrential rain interspersed with biblical showers driven by Agnes’s gale...

Ireland Day 18 - County Cavan Lake Country

Tuesday, 26 September 2023
Ireland Day 18 - County Cavan Lake Country

I awoke in Cavan this morning with the rain hammering down. A quick check of the weather radar suggested it might last another hour or so and therefore...

Ireland Day 17 - Where the Mountains of Mourne Come Down to the Sea

Monday, 25 September 2023
Ireland Day 17 - Where the Mountains of Mourne Come Down to the Sea

The title tells a little of the story as I have found where the fabled Mountains of Mourne come down to the sea from the classic folksong. That is not...

Ireland Day 16 - The Causeway Coast

Sunday, 24 September 2023
Ireland Day 16 - The Causeway Coast

I started the day with an opening time visit back to the Giant’s Causeway, which was in my plan either as a second visit with a different approach or...

Ireland Day 15 - From the Wild Atlantic Way to the Causeway Coast

Saturday, 23 September 2023
Ireland Day 15 - From the Wild Atlantic Way to the Causeway Coast

I started the day 600 m from crossing the border into Northern Ireland and initially dipped in and out as I headed up the west shore of Lough Foyle to...

Ireland Day 14 - Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal

Friday, 22 September 2023
Ireland Day 14 - Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal

After a very pleasant stay in Annagry at the best hotel so far, the Caisleain Oir, I continued on along the descriptively named “Around the Mountains...

Ireland Day 13 - Sligo and Donegal

Thursday, 21 September 2023
Ireland Day 13 - Sligo and Donegal

It was a bit of a late start this morning as the hotel had a bizarre breakfast service that did not start till 9:00 am! Not a problem but I am usually...

Ireland Day 12 - Impressive County Mayo

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Ireland Day 12 - Impressive County Mayo

I had not heard the name County Mayo mentioned by those who had visited Ireland but it has been a revelation. So much less busy than Kerry and Clare...

Ireland Day 11 - The Real Wild Atlantic Way

Tuesday, 19 September 2023
Ireland Day 11 - The Real Wild Atlantic Way

I feel fortunate to have made the choppy trip to Inis More yesterday as the predicted gales arrived overnight so no crossings today. Today it really...

Ireland Day 10 - The Aran Islands

Monday, 18 September 2023
Ireland Day 10 - The Aran Islands

I was not optimistic about the weather for a trip to the Aran Island of Inis More, “the big island”, with moderate wind and showers forecast. In fact...

Ireland Day 9 - Cliffs of Moher and More

Sunday, 17 September 2023
Ireland Day 9 - Cliffs of Moher and More

“T’was a misty moist morning,,,,,,” Today was planned as one of the highlights of this stretch of the trip, the Cliffs of Moher, and it was enjoyable...

Ireland Day 8 - From Limerick to Clare

Saturday, 16 September 2023
Ireland Day 8 - From Limerick to Clare

It has been a gentle day in terms of distance with a walk around central Limerick, a run along the Shannon estuary, a look at the cliffs at Kilkee, the...

Ireland Day 7 - Dingle

Friday, 15 September 2023
Ireland Day 7 - Dingle

Time for a final day in the Kerry peninsulas, this time Dingle. Weather report. It rained all day. Enough said. From Killarney I made a stop at Inch...

Ireland Day 6 - The Ring of Kerry

Thursday, 14 September 2023
Ireland Day 6 - The Ring of Kerry

There is a pattern developing, mornings not to bad and then rain from mid afternoon but not a problem for the most impressive bit of today’s trip around...

Ireland Day 5 - The Ring of Beara

Wednesday, 13 September 2023
Ireland Day 5 - The Ring of Beara

Another day another weather pattern. The day started at the Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff with little wind, chilly and dry. As the morning progressed the...

Ireland Day 4 - A Tale of Two Headlands

Tuesday, 12 September 2023
Ireland Day 4 - A Tale of Two Headlands

The old saying “If you don’t like the weather just hang on for a little while…….” It is certainly true at the moment. When I went to bed last night the...

Ireland Day 3 - Co Wexford and into Co Tipperary

Monday, 11 September 2023
Ireland Day 3 - Co Wexford and into Co Tipperary

It has been a day of variety, places and weather. The morning was generally grey with spits and spots of rain and by mid afternoon those spits and spots...

Arriving in Ireland Day 2

Sunday, 10 September 2023
Arriving in Ireland Day 2

It has been a grey day with torrential rain at times but not at all cold. I charged the car at an open Tesla Supercharger in Carmarthen and took a very...

Off to Ireland Day 1

Saturday, 9 September 2023
Off to Ireland Day 1

Carmarthen, my jumping off point to Ireland, has been fine after one of the worst journeys I have ever endured. Delays added the best part of 2 hours...

Shuttleworth Vintage Day In The Sky

Wednesday, 6 September 2023
Shuttleworth Vintage Day In The Sky

Here is a post showing some of the wonderful machines gracing the skies over Old Warden, like the SE-5 above. It is sneaking up behind the Bristol Fighter...

Shuttleworth Vintage Day On The Ground

Tuesday, 5 September 2023
Shuttleworth Vintage Day On The Ground

My pal Paul Langshaw and I had an excellent day at Old Warden on Sunday for the Shuttleworth Vintage Day which combines historic vehicles and equipment...

Paxton Pits

Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Paxton Pits

I realised it had been a while since I visited Paxton Pits and expected it to be a bit muddy. Not at all. Although grey here for, what seems like, weeks...

Out and About

Monday, 28 August 2023
Out and About

It was a story of dodging the showers over the weekend, successfully I might add. I visited a couple of my go-to local spots, the Lodge Nature Reserve...

Exotic Flowers and More

Friday, 25 August 2023
Exotic Flowers and More

It has been a lovely week with nice summer weather and interesting places shared with close friends. We hit the Cambridge University Botanic Garden on...

A Swordfish on Land

Friday, 18 August 2023
A Swordfish on Land

I have been a bit busy at home planning my trip to Ireland so not too much time for photography. I have managed a few local walks including a visit to...

A little more colour and textures

Thursday, 10 August 2023
A little more colour and textures

Summer has returned and it was nice to have a coffee and walk with Paul and Ange yesterday at the Lodge. It was good to feel the sun again after quite...

Moggerhanger Music Session August 2023

Saturday, 5 August 2023
Moggerhanger Music Session August 2023

It was another enjoyable evening of music at Moggerhanger Village Hall on Wednesday 2 August with the usual variety of music by our loyal cadre of singers...

Colours and Textures

Thursday, 3 August 2023
Colours and Textures

While last night’s video content is transcoding it is a good time to post a few snaps from the Lodge and the Swiss Garden. Despite the slightly un-summer...

Butterfly Central

Thursday, 27 July 2023
Butterfly Central

On my weekly trip to the Lodge for a short walk I was thrilled to find butterfly central in the garden. There were red admirals, peacocks, small whites,...

Mammals great and small

Tuesday, 25 July 2023
Mammals great and small

It appears I now have a resident hedgehog in the garden. Petite is an understatement but it is an explorer, wandering in and out of the garden and the...

A non-weekend weekend

Friday, 21 July 2023
A non-weekend weekend

It has been a lovely few days with Tim and Debs visiting few local spots including Gooderstone and its water gardens where there were flocks of red admirals...

Cambridge with an iPhone

Friday, 14 July 2023
Cambridge with an iPhone

I had an enforced day in Cambridge yesterday to get the car serviced, MOT tested and to complete a recall related to the battery coolant. Phew! The long...

The insects are out at the Lodge

Monday, 10 July 2023
The insects are out at the Lodge

I seem to have been ‘trapped’ in the house for most of the past week so just jumped in the car this morning and popped down to the RSPB Lodge reserve...

Moggerhanger Music Session July 2023

Friday, 7 July 2023
Moggerhanger Music Session July 2023

It was another enjoyable evening of music at Moggerhanger Village Hall on Wednesday 5 July  a variety of music by our loyal cadre of singers and players....

Bonnie Scotland Part 2

Friday, 7 July 2023
Bonnie Scotland Part 2

Time to add a part two from my long weekend in Scotland with family and friends. After a fine day at East Fortune next day was a lovely family get together...

Bonnie Scotland Part 1

Wednesday, 5 July 2023
Bonnie Scotland Part 1

It was lovely to spend time with friends and family in Scotland celebrating a big birthday and to enjoy those festivities continuing on my return down...

A nice stroll at the Lodge

Thursday, 22 June 2023
A nice stroll at the Lodge

It was nice to get out for a walk with Paul and Ange yesterday at the Lodge after spending a lot of time at home sorting all the little things that build...

Moggerhanger Music Session June 2023

Tuesday, 13 June 2023
Moggerhanger Music Session June 2023

I was unable to participate in the excellent Moggerhanger Village Hall Musi session on 7 June 2023 as I was somewhere in the Canadian Rockies. Fortunately...

Canada West Day 35 - Calgary biding time

Saturday, 10 June 2023
Canada West Day 35 - Calgary biding time

No that is not my rental although it has taken a bit of a battering along the way after just over 8,000 km. It passed check at the Hertz return. It is...

Canada West Day 34 - Calgary

Saturday, 10 June 2023
Canada West Day 34 - Calgary

I am not a real cities person, there are exceptions, but my contingency planning for weather allowed a sacrificial day in Calgary and as the weather...

Canada West Day 33 - Back to the Prairie

Friday, 9 June 2023
Canada West Day 33 - Back to the Prairie

Time to drop down east of the Rockies to Calgary on the edge of the prairie. I took the scenic route as it is a short fast journey on the Trans Canada...

Canada West Day 32 - Around Banff

Thursday, 8 June 2023
Canada West Day 32 - Around Banff

Now that I am aware of the numbers of people around I headed off to Tunnel Mountain trailhead at 8:30 and got one of the last two parking spots. It is...

Canada West Day 31 - Lakes and Crowds

Wednesday, 7 June 2023
Canada West Day 31 - Lakes and Crowds

I am based in Banff for a couple of days and chose to head west to Yoho National Park with a stop at the iconic Lake Louise on the way, essentially following...

Canada West Day 30 - The Icefields Parkway

Tuesday, 6 June 2023
Canada West Day 30 - The Icefields Parkway

I have just enjoyed one of the most scenic roads on our planet, the Icefields Parkway from Jasper to Banff. The road climbs from Jasper following the...

Canada West Day 29 - Jasper Day 2

Monday, 5 June 2023
Canada West Day 29 - Jasper Day 2

When I included two full days in Jasper it was to some extent to manage weather but no need as it has been another hot sunny day. As it happens it turned...

Canada West Day 28 - Jasper Day 1

Sunday, 4 June 2023
Canada West Day 28 - Jasper Day 1

This is going to be a long post with so much that was photogenic today around Jasper. First was a trip up the Skytram to Whistler mountain. Timing was...

Canada West Day 27 - The Yellowhead Highway

Saturday, 3 June 2023
Canada West Day 27 - The Yellowhead Highway

Another highway, this time the Yellowhead, back on my plan. This highway follows the Fraser River between the Cariboo and Rocky Mountains and eventually...

Canada West Day 26 - The Cariboo Highway

Friday, 2 June 2023
Canada West Day 26 - The Cariboo Highway

Another highway day. As I explained a couple of days ago the past two and this leg are effectively alternatives to plan so are mainly driving days before...

Canada West Day 25 - The Sea to Sky Highway

Thursday, 1 June 2023
Canada West Day 25 - The Sea to Sky Highway

Time to take my final planned ferry ride of this trip returning from Vancouver Island on the Nanaimo to Horseshoe Bay ferry taking me to BC-99N or more...

Canada West Day 24 - Back Down Vancouver Island

Wednesday, 31 May 2023
Canada West Day 24 - Back Down Vancouver Island

My original plan was to travel by ferry from Port Hardy, at the top of Vancouver Island to Prince Rupert but when it came to making the ferry reservations,...

Canada West Day 23 - The Wild West Coast (almost)

Tuesday, 30 May 2023
Canada West Day 23 - The Wild West Coast (almost)

Gone are the blue skies and bright sunshine revealing more typical weather and temperature 13ºC at Port Alice, the gateway to the wild West Coast, as...

Canada West Day 22 - North Vancouver Island

Monday, 29 May 2023
Canada West Day 22 - North Vancouver Island

Today has taken me as far north as I will go on Vancouver Island. Apart from a few backroads this is as far as the highway goes, finishing at Carrot...

Canada West Day 21 - Strathcona Provincial Park

Sunday, 28 May 2023
Canada West Day 21 - Strathcona Provincial Park

Yes more waterfalls. I spent the day in Strathcona Provincial Park with its entrance around 60 km from Campbell River. The morning clouds were soon gone...

Canada West Day 20- Snow and Beach, same Day. Heading up Vancouver Island

Saturday, 27 May 2023
Canada West Day 20- Snow and Beach, same Day. Heading up Vancouver Island

Talk about contrasts. Another bit of bad planning today on my short journey from Port Alberni to Campbell River. I will spend tomorrow in Strathcona...

Canada West Day 19- The Pacific Rim

Friday, 26 May 2023
Canada West Day 19- The Pacific Rim

It was time to enjoy a glimpse of the Pacific Rim on Vancouver Island’s western shore with the next landfall being in the Kuril Islands just north of...

Canada West Day 19- Victoria to Port Alberni

Thursday, 25 May 2023
Canada West Day 19- Victoria to Port Alberni

After leaving Victoria the journey today followed the shores of the Straits of Juan de Fuca before crossing over to the shores of the Inside Passage,...

Canada West Day 18- Victoria on Vancouver Island

Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Canada West Day 18- Victoria on Vancouver Island

I spent the day around and on the inner harbour in Victoria easily reached on foot from my slightly historic hotel in the established area of James Bay....

Canada West Day 14 to 17- Sunsine Coast, Coquitlam and Vancouver Island

Tuesday, 23 May 2023
Canada West Day 14 to 17- Sunsine Coast, Coquitlam and Vancouver Island

I have spent the weekend with Martin and Lynne taking too much time to eat, drink and chat to put effort into my photos so it is time to catch up. Last...

Canada West Day 13- Sea to the Sky Highway and a Ferry

Friday, 19 May 2023
Canada West Day 13- Sea to the Sky Highway and a Ferry

I had a cunning plan for today which included a few stops on the Sea to Sky Highway from Whistler to Horseshoe Bay where I would take the ferry to Langdale...