Welcome to my galleries. I'm particularly interested in travel photography, so select from the destinations on the left to see some of my favourite places and themes.
THE LATEST ADDITION TO THIS SITE IS THE THE GALLERY ON BERCHTESGADEN, A BEAUTIFUL PART OF BAVARIA, just click the link.
One of the great advantages of the new 70-200 f4 lens from Nikon is its improved VR system. It means that I can hand-hold shots in poor lighting conditions and still avoid camerashake. This image of one of the royal tombs in Bruges was taken at 1/30th at f4, ISO 1600 on my D700.
A quick plug for Nikon...
At the moment, I'm shooting with the Nikon D700. Although it only produces 12mpx images, the fact that it is full-frame means that those images are clean, even when shooting in low light and with high ISO settings. I know it's heavy in the hand and a bit of a tank, but that's all the better for those of us with large hands and a tendency to camerashake.
But some of the older images here are taken with my previous camera, the Nikon D300 - which I would probably still be using had it not be stolen! It produces images that are just as good, provided that you have plenty of light, but can't match the D700 when the going gets tough. In fact, I've recently bought a secondhand D300 body to give that extra reach to the 70-200 zoom that is the one advantage of having the smaller sensor size - the D300 is a real bargain at the moment, to be snapped up by those who realise that more pixels does not always equate with better quality, and that 12mpx is about as much as most of us will ever need.
Lenses are another matter. They are the permanent investment that will outlive many camera bodies. And the bargain of all time, and probably my favourite lens, is the humble 50mm, 1.8 D - fast and sharp, with a natural angle of view, this is the one I would never want to be without.
Cathedral Cove, on the Coromandel Peninsular, North Island, New Zealand. i'll be adding more photographs of New Zealand to this website soon. You may think this image is soft, compared with the one at the top of the page - that's because it was uploaded here in the standard resolution for computer screens, whist the other was uploaded at double the res, both vertical and horizontal, to accommodate higher res secreens.
I get all my kit from Cameraworld in Chelmsford - and, no, I don't get a commission for saying that, but I have had extremely good service and sound advice from Nick, James and the whole team there. Click the image to go to their website.