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.
Like the previous image to be featured here, this one was taken with the new 70-200 f4 lens from Nikon. It is rapidly becoming my favourite optic. Whereas the previous one illustrated the efficiency of its VR system, with a sharp image at 200mm, hand-held at only 1/30th of a second, this one illustrates the advantage of being able to shoot full open in bright daylight, with 1/2000 of a second to freeze the water coming from this fountain in Frejus, Provence.
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 - 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 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.
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.