Glasgow tram in Crich tramway museum

We went to the tram museum in Crich in Derbyshire today where I took this picture of a tram, originally from Glasgow, with a Pentax K5 and Sigma 18-125 HSM Zoom lens. In a future post I will include other pictures I took, including some black & white pictures on HP5 film and some colour slide images on Agfa CT-100 film.

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Chatsworth house interior

Yesterday I posted an image of Chatsworth House in Derbyshire taken from the gardens. Today I’m posting a wide angel view of the interior of the house taken at high ISO with my Pentax K5. One of the biggest problems taking photos in the interior of stately homes is that they are generally very dark and don’t normally allow the use of flash to take pictures. Because of this you basically have to turn the ISO on the camera very […]

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Chatsworth House in Derbyshire

Today we paid a visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire and I took this picture of the house using my Pentax K5 and Tamron 10-24mm Super Wide Angle lens. We were lucky because it was a beautiful spring day with hardly a cloud in the sky and the spring daffodils were still in bloom. Unfortunately, there are some improvement works taking place at Chatsworth at the moment, so the back part of the house is covered in scaffolding and plastic […]

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Some pictures from Gunby Hall

While I was sorting through some pictures to archive and save disk space I found a whole set I took at Gunby Hall in Lincolnshire during our holiday in the summer which I never actually published on this blog. Although they are not fantastically artistic, I still like to record  the places we have visited so I’m publishing them now a few months late. Gunby Hall Pictures These pictures can also be viewed full size here. They were all taken […]

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Elveden forest on film

Whilst we were recently at the Elveden Forest CenterParcs I took some pictures with a Minolta 800si camera which I’m preparing a review of and this post publishes the best of the images. Elveden Forest Pictures on Film I’m glad to say that these pictures have somewhat restored my faith in the sort of results possible with film. The last film I scanned, which was shot in Lincoln, was a bit disappointing because of the high grain and low colour […]

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Some views of Lincoln city

We have been away on holiday to Lincolnshire for a week and spent a couple of days in Lincoln City centre. While we were there I spent lots of time taking pictures with my Fuji X-T1 mirror-less fitted with both the 18-135mm zoom lens I purchased with it and my Tamron 10-24mm pentax k-mount super wide angel lens. A selection of the pictures I took are included below. Pictures of Lincoln City We found Lincoln to be a very beautiful […]

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Tattershall castle in Lincolnshire

A couple of days ago we went to the National Trust’s Tattershall Castle in Lincolnshire while they had a battle re-enactment and I used it as an opportunity to take pictures with both my Fuji X-T1 mirror-less and Pentax MZ-3 35mm slr loaded with colour slide film.  Although it will be  few days before I can get the colour slides developed from the MZ-3, one of the best of the Fuji X-T1 pictures is included below. Tattershall Castle This picture […]

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Gunby hall National Trust property

Today we visited the Gunby Hall national trust property in Lincolnshire and below is one of the better pictures I took during our visit. This picture was taken using my Fuji X-T1 mirror-less camera and a Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5 super wide angle lens. The lens, which is pentax K mount, was fitted to the camera body with a simple adapter which allowed me to adjust the aperture, although I couldn’t tell the actual aperture used. Fortunately because it was a […]

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Holiday camera choices

For any vintage camera enthusiast, holiday time always leaves you with a bit of a headache. You know that you will be presented with lots of photo opportunities over the coming few days and that starts you thinking about the ideal cameras to take with you, but when you have a collection of 100 plus it isn’t always simple to narrow the choice. Since we are going away in a couple of weeks on a family holiday to Lincolnshire, I’ve […]

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A trip to the Ideal Home Exhibition

This is a family history post with some pictures I took during a trip to the Ideal Home exhibition in London on Saturday. As well as the gallery below the pictures can be viewed in full size using this link. I had originally planned to take some pictures with a 35mm film camera, and took along a recently acquired Pentax Z-20 autofocus camera loaded with some Fuji 800 ISO film. It turned out the venue was too dark for ‘only’ […]

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Some pictures from Norwich

These pictures were a few which I took on a trip this weekend to the City of Norwich in Norfolk. Although I intended to take a lot more pictures, it turned out to be quite a wet and dull day and my camera stayed in my bag for the majority of the time. You can view the full sized pictures here. Each of these were taken with my Ricoh GXR fitted with the A12 28mm unit and have been post […]

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Dover's Hill in Gloucestershire

This is a post with some pictures of The National Trust’s Dover’s Hill in Gloucestershire which I took on a recent visit there. We only stayed a few minutes at this viewpoint over the Gloucestershire countryside, so I didn’t get many pictures, but these were my favourite of the 20 or so I took. A couple of these shots were actually constructed from 3 images taken using the camera’s bracketing function and merged using Lightroom’s new ‘merge to HDR’ function […]

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Chipping Campden snapshots

This post features a series of pictures which I took in the village of Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire during our recent visit. You can view this using the gallery below or follow this link to see them in full size. On the Monday the weather forecast was really quite wet so we left James and Emma in the holiday cottage with my Mum (who joined us on holiday this year) while Jan & I went to the most local town […]

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Bourton-on-the-water snapshots

This is a family post with pictures I took on a recent day spent in Bourton-on-the-water in Gloucestershire. View them using the gallery below or see them in full size using this link. Although there was a forecast for some rain about it turned out to be a beautiful summers day with uninterrupted  sunshine from the moment we arrived. Too much sunshine actually – I don’t like the heat much. I’d taken my DSLR kit with me which consists of […]

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Some more Ricoh GXR shots

When we recently went to CentreParcs Woburn Forest I took a couple of film cameras along to experiment with film photography again for the first time in many years. On our first day there however, it was difficult to use the film gear because for a lot of the day is was all packed in the car. I also took my Ricoh GXR along with me, so for those first few hours I used that along with the 28mm APS-C […]

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