It won’t fail because of me

I'm currently reading the book 'Into the Black' by Rowland White about the first flight of the Space Shuttle. I was taken by a particular passage. The author recounts the time when Appllo XVI astronaut T.K.Mattingly was up on the gantry taking a look at the rocket as it was being prepared and startled a …

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HARP 24 2016

Last weekend I spend a fair amount of time providing volunteer event photography services for HARP Southend at their HARP24 24hr running event attended by over 330 runners from near and far. You are here for the photos I guess so find below the links to my various albums.  I retain copyright on all the …

Moon 17.03.2016

Lovely moon this evening so tried a few shots from the garden. The moon was Waxing Gibbous 71.8% and a quite an elevation at 55 deg. Used my old crop sensor Nikon D5200 with my new full frame 200-500 zoom which gives an effective length of 750mm. Camera on sturdy tripod. 1/200s f/7.1 ISO 100. …

Demolition, Deconstruction and Dismantling with McGee Group

ICE and IStructE members and guests in Essex were treated to a fascinating lecture last night on all things Demolition, Deconstruction, and Dismantling.  The lecture - given by McGee Group Director Paul Bland and Head of Demolition Nick Taylor - covered all aspects of building demolition and was augmented with examples from their extensive portfolio …