Common causes of DbContext has been disposed

On several occasions over the last couple of years I've seen the following exception being thrown in web applications that use Entity Framework. Once you know what might cause this issue it becomes quite obvious and easy to fix but for a junior developer or someone who hasn't experienced it…

Ilam, Thorpe Cloud

Taken on a late night walk around Thorpe Cloud, the mist and full moon created a lovely atmosphere around the trees in the valley of the hills. The crystal clear skies full of stars made it even better. This is one of several images I took on the walk although…

Dunes - Croyde Bay

This image was taken in the sand dunes at Croyde bay, Devon. I had headed out early morning however didn't get the light that I had hoped for therefore I took the opportunity to capture something different. The overcast, yet quite bright skies offer contrast to the darker textures of…

Saal Digital: Wall Art Review

Disclaimer: I was asked by Saal Digital to write this review, however all points raised within are an honest reflection of my thoughts and this review remains completely unbiased. A short while ago I approached Saal Digital after coming across one of their advertisements on Instagram. They were looking for…

Llyn Ogwen

A very wet and miserable morning in the Ogwen Valley. Shot from just off the path on the way down from Llyn Idwal. I used a 10 Stop ND filter to allow for a 80 second exposure time. This helps to show the movement in the think clouds and makes…

Afon Lloer, Ogwen Valley

Afon Lloer looking out over Llyn Ogwen and Tryfan. I spent several hours setup to take this shot and unfortunately the light I was waiting for never turned up. You can see more about this trip to Snowdonia in this YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSPA_LQLZkI&…

Branston Waterpark Sunrise

On an early morning walk with the dog before work, I was treated to the sky being illuminated with colour just as the sun rose over the horizon. This shot was a 3 minute exposure utilising ND filters on my Sony A6000 with a Samyang 12mm f2.0 lens.…

Tutbury Weir Night Sky

I shot this image on a cool but clear October evening in 2016. A very bright moon helped illuminate the foreground and a wide aperture of f2.0 and pushing the ISO to 800 helped capture clear bright stars above. It was taken with the Samyang 12mm f2.0 on…

San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Late evening on a weekend away for the other halves birthday, I persuaded her to go for a short walk after dinner. Shot from near to Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace) with several mored gondola in the foreground. This was one of my favourite images from the weekend, again taken with…

Hartland Quay

These images were taken just after low tide at Hartland Quay, Devon on a family holiday August 2016. All four images were shot using a 10 stop ND filter as it was mid afternoon in quite bright sun. The three portrait images were taken with the Samyang 12mm f2.0…

Hartland Point

A very windy morning made for some interesting conditions to shoot in on my first morning of a family holiday in Devon. Trying to brace the tripod to stop it from moving in the wind whilst keeping it still enough for a sharp image was borderline impossible. I find the…

Managing Technical Learning

As a Software Developer I am continuously learning, trying to improve my skillset and stay on top of the latest advances within the industry. Very recently I have been finding that I have a long list of languages, tools and techniques in my head that I want to learn more…