Llangorse Lake

A shot from the Wales trip. Ensign Ranger folding camera. Formapan 100 B&W film. 6X6


Just back from a trip to Wales. Lovely scenery and of course the chance to shoot some falling water.   10sec exposure  @  f11 –  25mm wide setting on the Tamron SP 17-50

Water, walking, walking on

J and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary recently. We dropped D at his Nanna and Grandpa’s and we escaped to Guildford for a day and evening. Jo was gracious enough to allow me 30 mins of playing with tripods and ND filters at the weir. BW conversion courtesy of Topaz BW tools. This was […]

Sunsets and Cheap Ebay Cokin P filters

I took some Cokin P filters out for walk last week. Graduated ND filter to hold back the sky, ND4 and ND8 stacked + a graduated orange to add some colour into the sky which was red-ish but not exactly vibrant. Slight PP in LR4 to add a strong contrast a curve and a minor […]


I used to commute on the Docklands Light Railway. It can be quite a stunning journey with views across the old docks to one side and sweeping sections of the Thames swinging into view on the other. The stations themselves are stunning pieces of design, utilitarian concrete, steel, glass and mesh. Many of them are […]

June Portrait

This month’s image is a self-portrait. Late night, one soft box. Little to say about this one. Tripod mounted d7000, Tamron 17-55 2.8, softbox 10 degrees to the left of the camera and triggered by timer. Flash fired by rf-202 triggers. The background is my lounge wall.

Medium Format : Ensign Ranger Special

The Sheerness Ensign Ranger film is back from Club 35. I was right in thinking these older cameras need a slower rated film in order to cope with such slow shutter speeds. I am still plagued with what might be light leaks. Three frames were unusable, three were perfect and two were rescued after an […]

Sheerness Steps

Summer seems to be starting here in London, my wife and I decided to take our son to the seaside . The trip gave me an opportunity to take the Ensign Ranger out with a slower film. Last time out I had an ISO 400 film loaded and I was hampered by a lack of […]

Bleak Weather

The weather is hellish here in London. Living on a hill besides on the south bank of the Thames it is almost even worse. It seems we have had drizzle and mist everyday for the last three months. We even had snow today, snow on the 4th of April. I loaded the Ranger Special up […]


Another shot from one of this winter’s snowfalls. This is Acton, a small park behind my office.  The camera used was the fed2 with a period correct industar 26m lens, (the focus tab version). Film was Kodak BW400cn, I think I am leaning towards the Kodak as my favoured c41 process B&W stock.

A Cold and Snowy Night in Woolwich

More snow photo’s from General Gordon Square. Woolwich is trying to improve. It almost seems like an organic attempt to step out of Greenwich’s shadow and prove that it could be nice if people would just give it a chance. Maybe that is it; Woolwich isn’t that ugly now, it just looks ugly when compared […]


Woolwich is a funny place. For such a multicultural part of London to have it’s central  main square named after General Gordon of Khartoum is just weird. It’s even odder that LBG decided that the best way to refurbish the square was to put a BBC sponsored TV screen in the middle and sculpt the rest […]