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April 8, 2017

Eighteen months ago now I moved up from the Nikon system I had previously loved and cherished to the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (having already owned at that point the X-Pro1) and I have never regretted that decision for one moment. I've spent the intervening time getting to know...

February 2, 2017

On Sunday evening I made a snap decision to have a day trip to the Lakes and 06.40 saw me heading up the M6 just a few hours later. It was cold but seemingly okay at 6 degrees as I left the motorway and headed into the National park. Then the temperature began to drop!...

January 22, 2017

We spent a few days with friends in the very Dickensian village of Staithes, North Yorkshire, immediately after the New Year, taking time to visit nearby Whitby and to walk over the clifftops between Staithes and Runswick Bay. The difference in weather conditions on tw...

October 26, 2016

Its been a couple of weeks now since we returned from our early October week in Tuscany. What a stunningly beautiful place this is. The weather didn't quite match our hopes with several days of rain during the week (including a grand finale of a six hour thunder storm!...

September 24, 2016

Just two weeks to go now to our main holiday of the year.

My wife and I are going to Tuscany on a painting holiday for her and a photographic holiday for me. We are staying in a farmhouse deep in the heart of the Italian countryside surrounded by hilltop villages and vi...

July 28, 2016

I've been using Nikon equipment since around 1998 and have always found it to be superb gear. In that time I have had a variety of DSLR cameras from the D2X and more recently the D700 and the D800. I always used top quality glass too!

The time came to change all that th...

April 25, 2016

We enjoyed a short break on the Channel Island of Jersey this last week in wonderful Spring sunshine. We were very lucky with the weather! Of course, it turned into a bit of a photo opportunity for me and we spent two days exploring the west coast of this small but per...

April 8, 2016

I enjoyed a day out in the northern lakes recently visiting several sites over the course of a long day. We started out at the northern end of Ullswater where initially the light was very poor and I was all for going, but we stayed and within ten minutes the view had t...

November 3, 2015

What a brilliant and classic autumn this year was for colour. My local park was ablaze with reds and yellows and still a little green for days on end and I couldn't resist walking around it at every opportunity. Sadly, I guess for the old 'Health and Safety' reasons, m...

October 21, 2015

I had one of those 'good to be alive' days out yesterday in beautiful Autumnal sunshine on a tour of the southern Lake District.


We stopped off at four locations on our days tour but the pick of the venues for me was Kelly Hall Tarn in the Torver area where I took this...

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