Mill of Tifty Photos

In the galleries section, there are some photos I took recently at the ruined Mill of Tifty. The mill dates back to the 17th century and was originally a corn mill, driven by a waterwheel. Latterly, the waterwheel provided power to nearby farm buildings via a system of ropes and pulleys. The mill is also … Read more

Shimano Di2 Vs SRAM AXS Electronic Shifting

Electronic gear shifting, along with rim vs disc debate, is guaranteed to spark discussion amongst cyclists. Some love it, others can’t see the point of it over good old mechanical gears. I’ve been using both Shimano Di2 since 2013 and SRAM AXS for about 18 months now and I love them both. What’s wrong with … Read more

New Gallery Feature

Spitfire Mk XIV G-FIRE

I’ve added a new gallery feature to my blog to showcase some of my photographic work – you’ll see it as a drop down, ‘Galleries’, in the menu bar. At the moment, its mostly some old transparencies from the mid-1980s that I’ve scanned while I get the specifics of the galleries feature worked out. Most … Read more

New Arrival – Mavic Air 2 Drone

Mavic Air 2 Hovering

Back at the end of last year, I bought a DJI Mavic Air 2 drone. I’ve long had a love of model aircraft and the like, having piloted radio-controlled planes and boats back in the 80s & 90s with my dad. A couple of years ago, I build an FW450 drone from scratch, following this … Read more

Extracting Stills from GoPro Footage

One thing I miss having moved from a Garmin VIRB to a GoPro Hero 9 is the ability to take still photos while shooting video. The VIRB has a small handlebar-mounted remote which can be used to take a photo. The images are 4608 x 3456 (15-megapixel), despite the VIRB only recording in 1080p H.264. … Read more

Redshift ShockStop Suspension Stem for Gravel Bikes

Suspension on bikes has been around probably as long as the bike itself. And suspension stems have certainly been around since the start of the mountain bike era, with designs such as the Girvin Flexstem and the Softride Suspension Stem, although these didn’t meet with total success. With the surge in gravel biking in the … Read more

ShadowStand – Essential Bike Photography Accessory

ShadowStand is an ingenious bike support from Peter Bodola, an architectural model maker based in Hungary. Basically, it’s a triangular piece of recycled acrylic that fits under the pedal axle to support your bike while you take photographs of it. It’s small enough to fit into your jersey pocket, and saves looking for convenient gates … Read more


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