You’ll be surprised to hear that my name is Neil Baldwin. This is my blog, and it can be a bit self-indulgent, as it started primarily as a sort of public diary for my own benefit. My biggest fans are my family and friends, but you might find something of interest as there is quite a mix bag of posts.

I have many hobbies:

  • Photography is probably the most enduring one, I have been taking photo’s ever since I can remember. At school I even used to develop my own black and white films. A lot of my photo’s are stored on Flickr you can see the public ones from my photo stream here I tend to post all half decent ones so you might have to trawl through them to find the keepers. More recently I have been taking full 360 degree panorama’s and you can see some of them on the blog here http://neilbaldwin.netpanorama/
  • I work and play with IT, it must be the second biggest interest, I am always tinkering with something, whether updating the blog, preparing photo’s, experimenting with the latest and greatest OS. I have quite a range of skills from Windows to Linux, SQL to MYSQL, Excel, PHP, WordPress, Apache. I also dabble in electronics for example Arduino or Raspberry PI but I have never really fully grasped all the concepts.
  • Walking is something I like to do to relax, especially in the local area the Chilterns. All you need is some stout footwear there are few pastimes that come cheaper. I like to go to the Suffolk and Norfolk coasts when time and money allow, as they are lovely places, and relatively accessible.
  • I combine walking and photography, with my love of wildlife especially birdwatching. It gives you an excuse for a rest when you are a walk to stop and take a good look around with the binoculars, and take pictures. My favourite reserves are BBOWT Dancersend, RSPB Minsmere and Titchwell, and NWT Cley Marshes.
  •  More recently I have started taking videos, and you can see them on my YouTube channel here again there are primarily for my own benefit but you might like some of them. Timelapse and nature feature predominantly.
  • I love going to the cinema you may see the odd film review on the blog.

That just about covers all about me, please enjoy the blog.