I’m passionate about photography and love using today’s modern digital cameras. The cameras I currently use are the excelent Nikon D850 and the older D800 too. I also love my old but trusty, Nikon D200 which I have had specially converted to Infra-Red. Infra-Red photography has always fascinated me, though in film days, using Infra-Red film was far more complcated process than it is today with a converted digital camera.
I do miss the good old days of film photography though, that wonderful process of creating your image. Photographing your subject is just the start. The fun then continued in the dark room. Firstly by the processing of your film, then of course the printing of your negative. Watching as the your image gradually appears on the paper in the developer, a magical moment. The taking of photographs used to be a wonderful and fascinating process from start to finish, that is sadly missing from today’s digital process.
I still have 2 classic 35mm, Nikon FA cameras and also a medium format Zenza Bronica SQ-A camera. All wonderful, old classic cameras, shame I have not used them in a while. I must get them out one day.
Ah, the Good days…
After leaving school, I studied Photography. Whilst doing so, my lecturer entered one of my images into a competition run by the ‘BIPP’ or ‘British Institute of Professional Photography’. The image, an interior of a Chapel was taken on a 5 x 4 inch monorail plate camera.
I was overjoyed when this image was chosen and awarded a ‘First Merit’ in the national student category.
I have had the pleasure and honour of being a Trustee, Volunteer, Guide and photographer for the Registered Charity, ‘Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels’ since 1999. It has been a fascinating journey of exploration working in the Williamson’s Tunnels. Digging, exploring and guiding many people around Joseph Williamson’s Subterranean kingdom, taking many, many photographs throughout.
Web site: http://www.williamsontunnels.com
I am also involved in the “Liverpool & Manchester Railway Trust”. We are determined to get Liverpool’s Railway Heritage recognised and apreciated by the world. Liverpool, the birthplace of the Railways.
In 1985 I started my career with British Rail, firstly as a Drivers Assistant, then becoming a Train Driver in 1988. But present day, I’m a Virgin Train Driver based at Liverpool Lime Street, working between Liverpool, London Euston and Holyhead.
I am Proud of my home city of Liverpool, its History, Heritage and it’s Architecture.
I love Photographing all things Subterranean, our Heritage, Architecture, Landscape and other interesting things…
My web site is continually growing, as I have time to add to it. Please do come back again soon.