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Visit Hugh’s world of panoramas …

A site that is being developed to relate specifically to panoramic photography to show the potential of this media and how it is able to convey much more than words or single images.

If a picture is worth a thousand words then a panorama must be worth ten thousand, especially a 360° (or spherical) panorama where you can look all around and in any direction you wish to.

Cracking Nuts in North Devon  

Cracking Nuts


Cracking Nuts - they are absolutely passionate about nuts, natural ingredients and North Devon!
Cracking Nuts was born in early Spring in 2014 after it struck them just how moorish and tasty the humble nut can be.

They have found a 200 year old German recipe and by experimenting with it a little have come up with a traditional range of sweet cinnamon, salty and chilli roasted peanuts, cashews and almonds, all with our own unique modern twist.

Conygar Coppice in Dorset  

Conygar Coppice


The ancient technologies that have shaped the English countryside for millennia are kept alive today by dedicated people who have become skilled in these ancient crafts. 

Conygar Coppice is a web site that provides a gateway into this fascinating world of Iron Age Roundhouses, Hedge laying, Hurdles and Fencing and even Composting Toilets.

Links to travel related web sites   Travel Related Links including links to health and safety sites

Over the life of this site I have been requested to add links to other travel related web sites and include links to health and safety and other related topics and have obliged in a number of cases.  Unfortunately, these site have not invited me to evaluate the services they offer first hand, but I have listed them in good faith and cannot accept any responsibility if they do not perform as expected.  If you feel that a link should not be listed here, please use the Contact Form on the About page to contact me and I will investigate.

Panorama Related Sites and Software  

Links to Panorama Related Sites and Software

Links include PTGui, Pano2VR, panoramic tripod head suppliers and 360° panoramas.

  Hugh Anderson: a 360° view of retirement

Tribute published in Geomatics World May / June 2012 on the occasion of retirement after 23 years with Leica Geosystems.

Seeing Life through a Different Lens by Victoria Knight  

Seeing Life through a Different Lens by Victoria Knight


Tribute published in the Hexagon "Together" magazine, Issue 2 2012 (December 2012).

Leica Geosystems is one of the many companies under the Hexagon umbrella. for your web site is a company that can provide you with a professional, quality web site at a reasonable cost. 

Use this link to see some of the prestigious organisation for which have created web sites.

Keith Prowse - Your Official Hospitality Partner  

Keith Prowse Hospitality

To give their clients the best insight into the majority of events, Keith Prowse have put together Virtual Tours of some of their most popular hospitality venues allowing you to explore the facilities and gain a feel of the service you can expect when you book corporate hospitality with Keith Prowse.

Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~


UK Web Host Review

For anyone who is not well versed in the concept of web design, owning and managing a website can seem daunting. 
Where do you start? 
For many users a free web hosting alternative like seems like the best option, and the question of self-hosted vs privately hosted domains remains a big one.


St Mary's , Sixpenny Handley

A church has stood on the current site of St Mary's for almost a thousand years..

Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~


St Lawrence, Towcester

The large ironstone parish church of St Lawrence is situated in Chantry Lane, in the centre of the historic market town of Towcester and within the Diocese of Peterborough.

Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~

Link to the Ancient Technology Centre  

Ancient Technology Centre, Cranborne, Dorset

Panoramic images at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset, inside the Earthouse, Roundhouse and Viking Longhouse.

Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~


Matonyok Nomads Development Organization


MANDO is dedicated to improving the tomorrows of Maasai pastoralist, nomadic communities in Kenya.


Matonyok is a Maasai word meaning working together for success. It is based on the concept of a community deciding to help itself. This is how MANDO addresses its goals of achieving more secure livelihoods and reducing vulnerability to poverty. Once this process starts, it becomes very powerful.

Visit Tanzania as a Volunteer or sponsor projects in the region  

Visit Tanzania as a Volunteer or Sponsor projects in the region


Projects in and around Arusha in northern Tanzania are helping the local communities to escape from poverty as epitomised by the School of St Judes motto "Fighting poverty through education".

Please visit my Tanzania page to find out more.

British Exploring Society - formerly The British Schools Exploring Society   British Exploring Society

The British Exploring Society (formerly ‘The British Schools Exploring Society’) came into existence in 1932 from an educational idea by Commander George Murray Levick RN, a member of Captain Scott’s final Antarctic expedition of 1911 to 1912.  Their aim is: To provide young people with an intense and lasting experience of self-discovery in a demanding and natural wilderness environment”.  Exploration is the key element of such an expedition, but the British Exploring Society expeditions also involve the Young Explorers in scientific activities. 

British Exploring Society Application Form


British Exploring Society Application Form


Please state that this form was downloaded from this web site at the question at the bottom of page 1:

"Where did you hear about BSES Expeditions?"


To view and print out this file you will require Acrobat Reader.  If you do not already have a copy, visit the Acrobat site to download the version for your operating system.

Bob Books  

20 Essential Photography Tips for Beginners

Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR and want to learn the basics or are looking for simple ways to update your existing photography skills, the following tips should help you build a strong foundation.
Keep in mind, however, that photography is an art you’ll never really be ‘done’ learning.

The best way to keep improving is to practice often, make mistakes and be open to learning from others, whether they’re well-established photographers or newcomers to the craft.

Open Colleges Group - Australia  

Open Colleges Group - Opening Opportunities - Changing Lives


Since 1910, Open Colleges has been helping people from all walks of life to launch, change or accelerate their careers.

Over this time, they have been at the forefront of distance and online learning in Australia.

Photographers, What to do if your images are stolen  

Photographers, what to do if your images are stolen?

It is easy as it is to share photos online, but it’s just as easy for people to steal them!
From the moment you snap your photographs, they are protected: you don’t have to register them or mark them as copyrighted; they belong to you.
Check out the options on this site to find our what to do if your images are stolen.

Cheeky Munkey IT Support for Charities  

IT for Charities: A Guide

The aim is to provide small charities, who lack advanced resources, with a guide to help them overcome their everyday IT problems.

A vast number of charities have been contacted about the idea and the response has been with much enthusiasm in with many certain it would be of great use to them.

nctech - the iSTAR® is a precision engineered panoramic camera like no other camera  


The iSTAR® is precision engineered like no other camera and its construction pushes the very limits of today's manufacturing and lens technology.

Fully automatic, instant, 360 degree panoramic camera delivering high resolution spherical images in seconds!

Link to Nodal Ninja  

Nodal Ninja

Nodal Ninja is a specially designed spherical tripod head allowing the photographer to adjust a camera and lens so the “entrance pupil” (front nodal point) is exactly over its correct rotational axis. Their web site states "The lightest smallest panoramic tripod head on the market today. Nodal Ninja is a solution for both amateurs and professionals alike that seek precision, portability, reliability as well as top notch support."

Leica Geosystems  

With close to 200 years of pioneering solutions to measure the world, Leica Geosystems products and services are trusted by professionals worldwide to help them capture, analyze, and present spatial information. Leica Geosystems is best known for its broad array of products that capture accurately, model quickly, analyze easily, and visualize and present spatial information. During July and August 2004 Leica Geosystems equipment was used by Young Explorers on a BSES expedition to The Mountain of God, Ol Doinyo Lengai, in northern Tanzania.

Image Assisted Surveying from Leica Geosystems  

In October 2010, Leica Geosystems introduced Image Assisted Surveying on their Total Stations with the introduction of the Leica Viva Imaging Total Stations.  This product was launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of Leica Geosystems GeoWorld 10 roadshow and greatly enhances the functionality, ease of use and productivity of the on-board applications and provides useful features for Photogrammetric and Photographic Intersection surveying and mapping techniques.

Red Door VR Limited  

Red Door VR Limited UK are UK stockists and Business to Business distributors of Nodal Ninja, Giottos, Panosaurus, Promote® Control, VR panoramic photographic hardware, equipment and software, and adapters for using the Nodal Ninja NN3 for Spherical Panoramas for use with Leica HDS Scanners.

Red Door VR Limited are an exclusively a Mail Order supplier based in the UK (Leeds and Lancaster), and their website is their  virtual showroom.  They are a small specialist company, who pride themselves on their level of product knowledge and customer satisfaction.


pano pro lens

Largest, therefore sharpest, panoramic mirror lens available today.  Retractable mirror for protection and portability.  Full glass patented profile shaped mirror, built to aerospace and laser standards, with a full glass central flat optic.  There has to be no compromise of quality at any stage in the design process.  Suitable for both static and motion (video) VR.

Nesting Blue Tits  

HANDYKAM sell a range of high quality wildlife camera products like bird box cameras, nest box cameras and outdoor cameras for many wildlife and commercial applications.

Visit HANDYKAM to discover how you can view and record birds in your own nest box.

Gane & Marshall  

Gane and Marshall are specialists in African safaris and provided the logistical support for our BSES expedition to Northern Tanzania in 2004.  They have a wealth of knowledge and experience of  travel in this wonderful part of the world.  Gane and Marshall have been organizing Kilimanjaro climbs since 1991, and in 2009 Jeremy Gane was appointed project manager and guide for the Comic Relief celebrity Kilimanjaro climb.  Take an African safari with Gane and Marshall and see a wide variety of natural wonders found in landscapes that have remained unspoiled for many hundreds of years. Gane and Marshall organise safaris and treks to: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zanzibar, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius.

Photographs by John Smith  

On December 16th 2004, Mark Evans launched his 17ft kayak into the waters off Musandam in the Sultanate of Oman to raise money for the Oman National Association for Cancer Awareness.  Mark completed the first part his journey on 3rd January 2005, and continued his progress along the coast of Oman during Easter 2005.  On the 5th January 2006 Mark arrived in Salalah. The journey was completed on Monday 9th January bringing to an end Mark's 1700 Km journey around the coastline of Oman. This photograph of Mark paddling out through the surf was taken by John Smith, who was Mark’s back up in the Land Rover.  Visit John’s website,, and see his other stunning images from Oman and other exciting parts of the world.



Bruce Kirkby  

From the Africa’s Blue Nile Gorge to rivers of the Arctic tundra; from high Asia and the Himalaya to Arabia’s Empty Quarter, Bruce Kirkby’s journeys have taken him around the globe. His website provides access to images and reports from his latest adventures, archives from past expeditions, and the opportunity to learn more about future events.  Visit Bruce's site and enjoy his stunning images from around the world.


LISCAD is a portfolio of integrated land surveying and civil engineering software modules.  It is intuitive and easy to use as well as being flexible and adaptable to your procedures.  Liscad is marketed worldwide by Leica Geosystems.  This software was used to process the survey observations made with Leica Total Stations during the BES 2004 expedition to the Gregory Rift and Ol Doinyo Lengai and to create the contour map of the crater from the reflectorless measurements with the Leica TPS1205.



DTM Software from McCarthy Taylor Systems Ltd  

McCarthy Taylor Systems Ltd is an independent software house specialising in 3D terrain modelling software. This is used across a wide range of industries and applications ranging from mineral extraction, land surveying, hydrographic design and surveying, civil engineering, construction, landscape architecture, consultancy, to air and traffic accident investigation, geotechnical engineering, waste management and archaeology. This software was used to model the crater of Ol Doinyo Lengai.

Leaf Filter  

Leaf Filter

Let Leaf Filter help you with all of your home improvement needs.

Tori James conquers Everest  

Tori James reached the summit of Mount Everest at 7:30am on Thursday 24th May 2007 and is the first ever Welsh Woman to stand on top of the world.  Tori worked as the Young Explorer Coordinator at BES Expeditions for three years.  In 2005 Tori raced to the Magnetic North Pole as a member of the Pink Lady® PoleCats team.  Tori became the youngest ever female to complete The Scott Dunn Polar Challenge, a gruelling 360-mile race to the Magnetic North Pole.   On 2nd October 2006 Tori made it to the summit of Cho Oyu (the 6th highest peak in the world!) in preparation to climb Mount Everest. 

Although the site this linked to is now closed I have left this in to celebrate Tori's amazing achievement.