I cannot remember a time when I have not taken photographs.
From those early days as a teenager owning and using a camera has always been a big part of my life. Beginning with a Japanese single lens reflex Komaflex S, 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-focussing Summicron and a 135mm Elmarit and purchased two new lenses, a 35mm Summicron and a 90mm Elmarit. With the digital age firmly established the M6 was joined by an M8 which was subsequently traded in for an M9P. Interestingly the M9P is still manufactured in a now unified Germany as was my first Leica, the IIIc. I've always been a landscape photographer 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.