selection of images to Picfair, a new photo sales library.
I like the simplicity of Picfair - one licence covers a multitude of uses and there's just one price which the photographer sets.
Yesterday, this image was chosen by Picfair picture editor Sally as her number one pick. You can see the others and read the background on her blog. So...
How far could you walk in badly fitting shoes? My guess is you'd give up after a few miles because, whether too large or too small, they would inevitably be too painful.
Yet thousands of cyclists clock up hundreds of miles each year on ill-fitting bikes that cause them all sorts of pain; knee, hip, back and neck being the most common. Believe me I know. I was one of them.
Bike fitting was once a black art. Not so long ago you'd ride around a car park while the grizzled ex-pro shop owner squinted through one eye and used a mixture of experience, hope and luck to fit the bike. Now technology has transformed bike fitting.
Oh - and this could all change once the Apple Watch comes out.
Take a look at that photo. Only a handful of kayakers have been in the position in which you can see Donald Thomson, about to land on the island of Rona, often called North Rona.
Fewer paddlers have reached this island than some of the world's 'big' expedition destinations, and yet this lies off Scotland. In reaching this island, Donald became the first person to kayak to every Scottish island as defined in Hamish Haswell-Smith's excellent book.
Donald tells the story of this adventure in the the podcast at SeaKayakPodcasts.com.
I taught myself to shoot video on a DSLR while recovering from surgery last year. It involves different techniques to my main camcorder so I set myself the exercise of making a film about the rare Pine Martens which visit our garden in the Scottish Highlands. I hope you like it.
We will release the Download version of Volume 3, Sea Kayak with Gordon Brown priced £16.99 on the 1st March 2015 along with a package deal, The Full Set of seven films for £49.99.
Volume 3 is a significantly different production to Volumes 1 and 2. These volumes downloaded as one movie file - the coaching was interspersed with a spectacular sea kayak adventure.
Volume 3 is four separate films covering Rolling, Navigation, First Aid Kits and Handling Emergency Situations. So the Download version is actually a 'package' of these four separate films. And there's more…
I was asked by The Kayak Critic.Net if I would join a host of other paddlers in providing three back-country recipes for the website.
Instead, I decided to offer what I called 'strategies' for great food when sea kayaking - the first of which caused something of a 'stir'. You'll see why.