About

I cannot remember a time when I have not taken photographs.

From those early days, even before becoming a teenager, owning and using a camera has always been a big part of my life. Beginning with a Kodak Brownie 127 and later, a Kodak Instamatic I progressed to a Japanese single lens reflex Komaflex S.  From that humble start I graduated to my first Leica, a well-used IIIc manufactured in Germany in 1947. This was eventually traded in for a more up to date M3, still by Leica which was later exchanged for an M6. At the same time and throwing caution to the wind I traded in a 50mm close-focusing Summicron and a 135mm Elmarit and purchased two new lenses.  After reading Theo Kisselbach’s “Das Leica-Buch” I chose a 35mm Summicron and a 90mm Elmarit since in his opinion, a lightweight outfit comprising a camera and these two focal lengths would cover every pictorial opportunity on a round the world trip.  With the digital age firmly established the M6 was joined by an M8 which was subsequently traded in for an M9P.  Being part of the Leica system, both lenses bought for the M6 are now used with the M9P.  Interestingly the M9P is still manufactured in a now unified Germany as was my first Leica, the IIIc.  I've always lived in Derbyshire hence "the county of Derbyshire" but of late and since it is literally on my doorstep, "an English garden" is now a gallery item.

So, please enjoy the county of Derbyshire, an English garden throughout the seasons and the other galleries as they are added.
 



Featured Galleries & Collections

the county of Derbyshire

the county of Derbyshire

an English garden

an English garden

Rural Decay

Rural Decay

The girls visit Grandma and Grandpa in April 2017

The girls visit Grandma and Grandpa in April 2017

From Rowsley to Chatsworth returning by the river side

From Rowsley to Chatsworth returning by the river side

Street photography

Street photography

Lumsdale, near Matlock in black and white, January 2017

Lumsdale, near Matlock in black and white, January 2017

Lorna's Land Rover driving experience, September 2016

Lorna's Land Rover driving experience, September 2016

Perfection, August 2016

Perfection, August 2016

The English Lake District, May 2016

The English Lake District, May 2016

Saint Mary's Chapel on the Bridge and the Cathedral, Derby, May 2016

Saint Mary's Chapel on the Bridge and the Cathedral, Derby, May 2016

Clough Wood and its bluebells, May 2016

Clough Wood and its bluebells, May 2016

Renishaw Hall, May 2016

Renishaw Hall, May 2016

a few more days in the Lake District and alongside the Solway Firth, September 2015

a few more days in the Lake District and alongside the Solway Firth, September 2015

Six Italian cities and Switzerland by train

Six Italian cities and Switzerland by train

New England in the Fall, October 2013

New England in the Fall, October 2013

the baptism of Roberta Alice, March 2013

the baptism of Roberta Alice, March 2013

Roberta Alice, the years 2012 to 2015

Roberta Alice, the years 2012 to 2015

Roberta's second Christmas, December 2013

Roberta's second Christmas, December 2013

Roberta Alice is three years old, June 2015

Roberta Alice is three years old, June 2015

the baptism of Harriet Grace, May 2016

the baptism of Harriet Grace, May 2016

Roberta Alice and Harriet Grace, the years 2015, 2016 and 2017

Roberta Alice and Harriet Grace, the years 2015, 2016 and 2017

Christmas 2015 with the girls

Christmas 2015 with the girls

Christmas 2016 with the girls

Christmas 2016 with the girls

a long weekend at Elveden Forest Center Parc and an afternoon and morning on the north Norfolk coast, July 2015

a long weekend at Elveden Forest Center Parc and an afternoon and morning on the north Norfolk coast, July 2015

Eight European cities and Auschwitz by train

Eight European cities and Auschwitz by train

Dereliction, April 2015

Dereliction, April 2015

the Great Central Railway, May 2012

the Great Central Railway, May 2012

Bucklerash gig at Matlock Bath Music Festival, July 2015

Bucklerash gig at Matlock Bath Music Festival, July 2015

America from coast to coast by Amtrak, September 2008

America from coast to coast by Amtrak, September 2008

three more days in North Wales, August 2015

three more days in North Wales, August 2015

Japan 2010, a journey in pictures

Japan 2010, a journey in pictures

three and a half days in the Lake District, May 2014

three and a half days in the Lake District, May 2014

two and a half more days in the Lake District, May 2015

two and a half more days in the Lake District, May 2015

Chatsworth

Chatsworth

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall

Four days in Northumberland, July 2014

Four days in Northumberland, July 2014

Six glorious days away in Henley on Thames and Dorset, June 2014

Six glorious days away in Henley on Thames and Dorset, June 2014

Hodsock Priory, February 2014

Hodsock Priory, February 2014

a long weekend in London, August 2013

a long weekend in London, August 2013

a Japanese Garden, July 2013

a Japanese Garden, July 2013

a traffic light museum, February 2013

a traffic light museum, February 2013

the counties of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire

the counties of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire

the county of Norfolk, May 2012

the county of Norfolk, May 2012

the counties of Yorkshire and Humberside, April 2012

the counties of Yorkshire and Humberside, April 2012

Crich Tramway Museum, August 2012

Crich Tramway Museum, August 2012

North Wales, July 2010 & June 2011

North Wales, July 2010 & June 2011

the county of Kent, July 2011

the county of Kent, July 2011

the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway, March 2012

the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway, March 2012

two days in Paris, September 2009

two days in Paris, September 2009

Peak Rail

Peak Rail

Autumn in Paris, September 2007

Autumn in Paris, September 2007

Steam Dream, May 2011

Steam Dream, May 2011

a day in London, March 2011

a day in London, March 2011

Leawood Pumping Engine, Derbyshire, August 2010

Leawood Pumping Engine, Derbyshire, August 2010

The Wedding, January 2011

The Wedding, January 2011

Scotland, the west coast, May 2010

Scotland, the west coast, May 2010

nine glorious days in Scotland and one in Northumberland, May 2008

nine glorious days in Scotland and one in Northumberland, May 2008

thirteen more days in Scotland, June 2013

thirteen more days in Scotland, June 2013

the counties of Suffolk and Essex, June 2008

the counties of Suffolk and Essex, June 2008

the county of Surrey, July 2008 & April 2011

the county of Surrey, July 2008 & April 2011

the county of Dorset, June 2009

the county of Dorset, June 2009

the Severn Valley Railway, June 2009

the Severn Valley Railway, June 2009

the Bernese Oberland, Montreux, Zermatt and Zurich, September 2007

the Bernese Oberland, Montreux, Zermatt and Zurich, September 2007

seven days in Devon and Cornwall, June 2007

seven days in Devon and Cornwall, June 2007

Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire, May 2009

Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire, May 2009

the Lake District, November 2007 & October 2013

the Lake District, November 2007 & October 2013

the Brecon Beacons, July 2009

the Brecon Beacons, July 2009

form follows function follows form...

form follows function follows form...

David

David

On being a member of Matlock Camera Club

On being a member of Matlock Camera Club