My very first camera was a Box Brownie on my thirteenth birthday. I bought my first ‘real’ camera from a holiday job when I was 16 a 35mm Agfa in 1956 and some of my early photos still exist. I have used Pentax cameras since 1972 and am currently on a K-5. My film stock cameras are Pentax Super A. Bronica Etrs. Lenses for both range from 18mm to 600mm.

I enjoy gardening, walking and taking photos of the wonderful landscapes, flowers and beaches plus the interesting locals. My wife and I have found some fascinating places.

I have dabbled at writing for a while with one youngsters novel – ‘Cheela The Whale Who Flew’ – a travel personal history – ‘Arriving Unexpectedly’. The first Science Fiction novel in a series called ‘The Golden Ships of Earth’ is also available on Kindle.

Please ask if you would like to make use of a film placed on public display as my photographs are copyright protected.

Being a bit of a dinosaur I use no social websites, but am always happy to be contacted by Bubblemail.

Proud to be a Featured Member of:-
Crops & Harvests Group
Dreaming Sea & Waters Group
Historic Sites Group
Preserving History Group
The Beauty of Nature

  • Joined: November 2010


Challenge Win

Great news on a dull morning. Very many thanks to everyone; our host and everyone who voted for my submission. / BLING AND SPARKLY ST… / Challenge hosted by the CROSSES, CRAFTS & CO… group. / Won by <a href="">Francis Drake</a>
Posted about 3 years – 14 comments

Challenge Win

Smudge has won a challenge. Our cat has done us proud winning the challenge in the Four Paws and Big Hearts event ‘That Can’t Be Comfortable’. How he managed to do what he did beats us. / Thank you to everyone who voted for Smudge and well done everyone else; there were a lot of wonderful moggies there. Thank you to Keala too for organising an amusing event. / Francis
Posted about 3 years – 24 comments

Posters...What's Happened?

Up until a couple of days ago we could go into our work and order up various size posters on some images. It seems, as of today, in all our work that all posters have become Small only when we want Large. We can still get our photographs up to large. Does anyone know what is going on? Maybe I am going daft
Posted about 3 years – 15 comments

Top Ten Winner

A delightful surprise on a dull day. A Top Ten win in The AS Is Group Challenge Clocks with my photograph ’Don’t Call Me Oscar’. Thank you to Marie, our host, and everyone who voted.
Posted about 3 years – 16 comments
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