Photo-Walk Around Manchester

It was a rainy few days, but I took the x100s (interiors) and the D7100 (exteriors) for a wander around Manchester. I took in the Rochdale Canal, Castlefields, the Central Library, the John Rylands library, the Cathedral, the Art Gallery, the Science and Industrial museum, and various streets. Didn’t take photos in all those places – the museum and art gallery I simply enjoyed as a non-photographing tourist. Both were great. Anyway, here are a few of the snaps.




Posted in Photography | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Bike Ride…

A few images from yesterday’s bike ride around England and Wales. All taken on the tiny Lumix GM1.

Set off from Gloucester as the sun rose:

Here you can see Gloucester Cathedral if you look closely:

The River Severn:

Tea break at The Old Station, Tintern:

The old bridge at Tintern:

On the old bridge – a tad rickety!

Obligatory bike shot to prove I was there:

Tintern Abbey:

Heading back into England:

Severn Bridge:

Arty Severn Bridge & the muddy waters of the Severn:

Posted in Photography | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

A Plant…


Posted in Photography | Leave a comment


Went for a wander down by the river with the express purpose of trying to capture some birds in flight using the Nikon’s continuous focus thingamajig. It was quite successful inasmuch as the camera (D7100) did indeed lock onto birds in flight. But there were no photographs of note. It was just practicing.

That said, I did end up with a nice little series that I call “Simplicity”:



Posted in Photography | 1 Comment


A Few Days in Dublin

Had a quick trip across the water and a wander around Dublin’s fair city with the D7100 and a 35mm lens in hand. A marvellous time was had by all 🙂

River Liffey

Grand Canal Basin

Jameson Irish Whisky!

The Long Room # 1

The Long Room # 2

Kilmainham Gaol

Kilmainham Gaol # 2

Posted in Photography | Tagged , | 1 Comment

St. Cyr’s, Stonehouse, Glos. UK

Been a while. I’ve been thinking deeply about photography rather than taking shallow pictures… But here’s some snaps whilst the thinking goes on:


Posted in Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Still Improving

I think one of the most important things is that we keep improving (or at least feel that we are). This is my most recent image, taken on the tiny Lumix GM1 whilst waiting for a fishing lake to thaw.

Posted in Photography | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment