Chesterfield church in Derbyshire

When we were in Derbyshire a few weeks ago I took lots of pictures with my Pentax K5 which I’ve only just imported into Lightroom on my main Photography computer. The series shown here were all taken in Chesterfield, and specifically are all of the famous chesterfield church with the crooked spire. All these picture were taken using a Sigma 18 – 125 HSM zoom lens which is the lens which is normally attached to the K5 as a ‘standard […]

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Vintage & Classic Lens Index

This is the Index page to the classic lenses I own and have reviewed. Follow the links for reviews and sample pictures.

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Riverside conversation

This is a picture I took almost a year ago in Cambridge UK. It was on a hot summer day in July near the river Cam, and I took this with my Pentax K-5 and Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom. I had not looked at it since I imported the picture into Lightroom from the card, but tonight I was playing around and tried this picture in black & white. After a crop and a bit of level adjustment I think […]

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The couple

This picture was taken in the cycle paths at Alexandra Palace, North London in September 2012. I saw this couple pushing their child along the cycle path and I thought it made a nice family scene. The trees which fold over them seem to frame the couple nicely and the light falls on them to form a natural highlight. Taken with my Pentax K-5 and Sigma 18-125 Std Zoom Pentax K-5 Sigma 18-125 HSM zoom 1/125 sec f/5.6 iso 200 […]

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The Round pond in Hyde Park

In May my son James was in the Royal Albert Hall with his school choir for a singing competition. Naturally we all went down to see him, but the rest of the family couldn’t attend the practice sessions at the start of the day, so we took a walk where I took this picture of the Round Pond in Hyde Park. I took my camera with me, which at the time was a Pentax K-r DSLR and used a Sigma […]

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