About

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-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

Perfection

Perfection

The English Lake District, once again...

The English Lake District, once again...

the baptism of Harriet Grace

the baptism of Harriet Grace

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

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

Clough Wood and it's bluebells

Clough Wood and it's bluebells

Renishaw Hall

Renishaw Hall

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

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

Six Italian cities and Switzerland by train

Six Italian cities and Switzerland by train

New England in the Fall

New England in the Fall

Roberta Alice, the years 2012 to 2015

Roberta Alice, the years 2012 to 2015

Roberta Alice is three years old

Roberta Alice is three years old

Christmas 2015 with the girls

Christmas 2015 with the girls

Roberta Alice and Harriet Grace, the years 2015 and 2016

Roberta Alice and Harriet Grace, the years 2015 and 2016

Eight European cities and Auschwitz by train

Eight European cities and Auschwitz by train

Dereliction

Dereliction

the Great Central Railway

the Great Central Railway

Bucklerash gig at Matlock Bath Music Festival

Bucklerash gig at Matlock Bath Music Festival

America from coast to coast by Amtrak

America from coast to coast by Amtrak

three more days in North Wales

three more days in North Wales

Japan 2010, a journey in pictures

Japan 2010, a journey in pictures

three and a half days in the Lake District

three and a half days in the Lake District

two and a half more days in the Lake District

two and a half more days in the Lake District

Chatsworth

Chatsworth

Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall

Four days in Northumberland

Four days in Northumberland

Six glorious days away in Henley on Thames and Dorset

Six glorious days away in Henley on Thames and Dorset

Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory

the baptism of Roberta Alice

the baptism of Roberta Alice

a long weekend in London

a long weekend in London

a Japanese Garden

a Japanese Garden

a traffic light museum

a traffic light museum

the counties of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire

the counties of Warwickshire and Gloucestershire

the county of Norfolk

the county of Norfolk

the counties of Yorkshire and Humberside

the counties of Yorkshire and Humberside

Crich Tramway Museum

Crich Tramway Museum

North Wales

North Wales

the county of Kent

the county of Kent

the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway

the Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway

two days in Paris

two days in Paris

Peak Rail

Peak Rail

Autumn in Paris

Autumn in Paris

Steam Dream

Steam Dream

a day in London

a day in London

Leawood Pumping Engine, Derbyshire

Leawood Pumping Engine, Derbyshire

The Wedding

The Wedding

Scotland, the west coast

Scotland, the west coast

nine glorious days in Scotland and one in Northumberland

nine glorious days in Scotland and one in Northumberland

thirteen more days in Scotland

thirteen more days in Scotland

the counties of Suffolk and Essex

the counties of Suffolk and Essex

the county of Surrey

the county of Surrey

the county of Dorset

the county of Dorset

the Severn Valley Railway

the Severn Valley Railway

the Bernese Oberland, Montreux, Zermatt and Zurich

the Bernese Oberland, Montreux, Zermatt and Zurich

seven days in Devon and Cornwall

seven days in Devon and Cornwall

Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire

Biddulph Grange, Staffordshire

the Lake District

the Lake District

the Brecon Beacons

the Brecon Beacons

form follows function follows form...

form follows function follows form...

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

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

David

David

On being a member of Matlock Camera Club

On being a member of Matlock Camera Club