Hi and welcome to my new website and associated blog.
I doubt many people will bother to read this, as least initially anyway, but it serves a purpose of reminding what happened on a particular day in the past, some time after this was wrote and the memory has gone a little hazy, having also seen how interesting various other photographers blogs can be, I was curious to give one a go myself when Zenfolio offered the option of having one.
Anyway, if you are reading this, your first question is probably why I have abandoned Flickr in favour of Zenfolio, you probably won't be at all surprised to learn of the reason - yes it's the new layout, which in my opinion, makes the whole thing look like the picture section of a 10 year old's Facebook page and totally unsuitable if your seeking a professional looking layout for your pics online, I persisted with the new layout for a few weeks in the hope it would grow on me, but alas, I still hate it, and Flickr, in their stubborn-ness to stick with the new layout, despite 99.99% of people hating it, have lost themselves another customer as a result, seemingly inflicting this change upon us with no warning or consultation whatsoever, yes 1TB of storage is very tempting, but considering to stay "add free" (ie paid) in future, the price almost doubles and your still stuck with the awful layout, I seeked out a new host and Zenfolio won the day, with much greater control over the layout and presentation of the site, while Zenfolio has a couple of faults (not being able to make the pictures as large for example), it now appears to be the best all rounder host for the photographer who seeks a decent site out there.
In time I will transfer all my photo's from Flickr across to here before deleting them and all new photo's will be uploaded here only, purely retaining a free Flickr account devoid of pics for commenting purposes when talking to other photographers.
Hopefully that explains the new sites reason for being, and all future updates will be related to the various pictures on the website and how they were obtained, with a fairly quiet weekend on the Mainline in the West Midlands and a fairly busy schedule on Saturday (sadly not including the Tyseley Open Weekend, my next update is likely to be following Tuesday 25th June, on the evening of which, 5029 Nunney Castle is due to undergo a loaded test run around the East Midlands from Tyseley before taking up summer duties working from Bristol.
P.S I hope the use of GWR colours for the wbesite hasn't gone unnoticed!.