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Welcome to my photoblog

Here I will be posting random images and my musings on the topic of photography. Do stop by often and check out the latest updates to my photoblog.

Some of the images will be ones by other photographers, chosen for their significance or relevance to the topic in question. They will be a mixture of themes; I mostly enjoy shooting landscapes but also take portraits, macro images and general scenes and architecture. Inspiration comes from a variety of photographers including Martin Parr, Chris Steele-Perkins, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Elliot Erwitt, Sebastião Salgado, Dorothea Lange, Annie Leibovitz and Eve Arnold, to name but a few.

In addition, some of the posts will be about equipment, such as vintage lenses used on my A6000 body, I may even include the odd review. At some point in the future, I will hopefully post some tutorials on photography related topics and may even post links to video’s that might be of interest.

My First Camera:

My earliest camera (other than one out of a slot-machine on a holiday camp – I kid you not!) was one I received for my 10th birthday. It was a Halina Paulette Electric II and came with a flashgun (bulb), film and slide viewer – all for the princely sum of £10! Mind you that was back in 1967.

After that, there came a succession of cameras including various SLRs (Yashica FRII, Contax 139 and Canons of various types). I even owned a Mamiya C220 TLR at one stage. I have also owned various vintage cameras and run the odd film through them, with mixed results. Lately, I have gone digital and currently own a Sony A6000 mirrorless system. I also use various vintage glass lenses with adapters and have posted elsewhere on my blog the results.

Thank you for visiting. In the meantime here are some monochrome examples of my images.

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