End of Autumn

I'm going to be trying a slightly different format for a couple of weeks. Instead of a longer blog post at random and sometimes lengthy intervals I'm going to try to post something a little more often, but just containing one or two images. As Autumn slowly begins to turn its thoughts towards winter, the… Continue reading End of Autumn

Once school starts. Photographs from the campsite.

Like many English people I have memories of school holidays spent in caravan sites. As we were in the north of England I guess the weather must often have been cold and probably raining, but I don't really remember that. I do remember playing on the rough sandy beaches, collecting fresh mussels near Waren Mill… Continue reading Once school starts. Photographs from the campsite.

Local nature photography

Not every photo expedition has to be carefully planned, with the objective thought out before hand and all the necessary kit packed into a bulging and heavy backpack. Getting out of a cosy bed before dawn once the clocks have gone forward is one of the most difficult parts of the photographer's calling. Sometimes, though,… Continue reading Local nature photography

5 Frames with the Olympus Trip 35

This piece was originally written for the website 35mmc. If you haven't visited Hamish's site yet, do it. This is a camera that I would guess everyone is familiar with. It’s not a complicated piece of machinery and millions were made in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Made famous in the UK by various tv… Continue reading 5 Frames with the Olympus Trip 35

5 Frames with the Minolta Maxxum 7000

I was recently looking for another 35mm camera and, browsing the web one lunchtime, I came across some reviews of the Minolta Maxxum 7000. A while later I found one at a local camera fair with the classic 50mm f1.7 lens. The vendor assured me that it was in working condition and although I had… Continue reading 5 Frames with the Minolta Maxxum 7000