Out and About: Highgate Cemetery, London

Highgate Cemetery website If you’re visiting London and you want to escape into a cool, green space while learning something interesting and being somewhere a bit different, Highgate Cemetery is the place to go. I’ve been twice so far. The first time it was a beautiful sunny day; in photography terms this meant a lot…

Out and About: Notre Dame, Paris

I’ve visited Notre Dame Cathedral three times. The first time I was about 15 years old, and living in a children’s home. We’d been taken on holiday as a group and spent a week in a children’s home in France, a few days at a campsite, and a few days skiing in Switzerland. I remember…

Photography: Colour Film, Kingston Lacy Gardens

These images were taken with a Canon EOS 300 using Fuji colour film at Kingston Lacy NT in Wimborne, late summer 2018. This slideshow contains a mix of film scans and photo scans and so the quality is variable and you can see there are some white lines and haze in some of the images…

Photography: Slide Film from London, 2001

These were taken on a Canon EOS 300 in about 2001, on cheap Boots Colour Slide film. They were scanned, quite a long time ago, on an Epson flatbed scanner. They scanned quite dark, but I’m guessing slide film would do that because they were meant to be backlit. These images represent some of my…

Photography: Film Photography No.1, The Story So Far

When I started photography digital photography was not wide-spread. My first proper camera was a Canon EOS 300. (No, not a 300D, just a 300). Apart from my house, my car and my wedding dress, it was the most expensive thing I’d ever bought. To be honest, it wasn’t really very good; I think you…

Photography: A Roll of Fuji Colour Film

Most of these images were taken in November 2018. They were shot on an old Canon AE-1 that I picked up on eBay. I think they were all shot using the 50mm prime lens that came with the camera. The film is Fujicolor C200 and I sent the film away for processing and printing as…

Photography: Spring on the Trailway

These are images from March 2019 and have been taken with an iPhone 8+ or a Fujifilm XT-2 with a cheap Meike lens. These images are part of a continuing series exploring the disconnect I feel from my  environment, in a way I never did when I lived in London. Despite being surrounded by countryside,…

Photography: North Dorset Trailway

First published on Expressing Your Vision, July 2018 I’m really lucky that from my house I can easily access a section of the North Dorset Trailway which runs  between Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton. I love cycling and I love photography and so getting out on my bike to take photos is something I really enjoy…

Photography: Beach Cycling

These images were taken on 28th March 2019 on a cycle from Sandbanks in Poole to Bournemouth Pier, using an iPhone 8+ and a Fujifilm XT-2 with a cheap Meike wide angle lens. Mainly unedited at the moment, they represent a mixture of success and failure – I think it’s important to show both!