Category Archives: locations

Steaming Along…

Excellent evening with TimeLine Events, London Camera Exchange and Sony UK at the Barrow Hill Roundhouse, the last surviving railway roundhouse in the United Kingdom with an operational turntable. Built in 1870, it was threatened with demolition in 1991 when … Continue reading

Posted in locations, photos, workshops | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

From Dawn to Dusk (2)…

I’ve been taking at least one photo a day so far this year for my 365 project, but these have nearly all been iPhone shots. This morning started off pretty cold and frosty, and although I took the Sony A7iii … Continue reading

Posted in gear, locations, photos, technique | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

An Afternoon In London…

Our 45th wedding anniversary celebrations included a weekend in London, staying in the rather swish Mondrian Hotel. It’s a pretty cool hotel, with great rooms, good restaurant and it’s own nightclub, but for me it’s killer attraction is a location … Continue reading

Posted in locations, personal, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Do You Need A ‘Proper’ Camera?

I absolutely love my Sony A7iii camera. It’s a fabulous camera to use, and with it’s full frame 24Mpx sensor, unrivalled dynamic range, and superb Zeiss and Sony lenses, it’s capable of the highest quality images.  The downside though is … Continue reading

Posted in gear, locations, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Back to the 1950’s…

Thanks to those kind people at Olympus and London Camera Exchange, I spent a very enjoyable day last week at the Llangollen Railway. Even though I don’t presently have an Olympus camera, that was no barrier, and it was good … Continue reading

Posted in gear, locations, personal, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dawn to dusk…

Even though I’ve been retired for some time now, it’s not often I choose to go out taking photos all day – I’m not that keen on going out on a group trip, and other interests tend to take precedence, … Continue reading

Posted in gear, locations, personal | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A walk in the woods…

Our early autumn short break brings us back to one of my favourite places on Planet Earth – the Lake District. Specifically we are staying at the Brimstone Hotel, on the Langdale Estate, just outside Ambleside. Its a superb place … Continue reading

Posted in gear, locations, personal, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A witch’s tale…

Take the A53 north of Leek in Staffordshire, and then the first turning on the right after you pass Ramshaw Rocks and The Roaches, and along the road across Morridge moor you’ll find a small pool with a spooky story… Continue reading

Posted in locations, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A sunny day in Wales…

Contrary to popular belief, it doesn’t always rain in Wales – just most of the time! But when the sun shines, it’s glorious, especially by the sea. Here in Shropshire we are actually quite close to Wales, but about as … Continue reading

Posted in locations, personal, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wet and bedraggled….

So the heatwave and drought of Summer 2018 had to stop sometime didn’t it?  Well, that was today, and temperatures in the high 20’s were replaced by 18deg, and persistent rain. Not that we didn’t need it of course – … Continue reading

Posted in locations, photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment