Coming home 1918

Dressed in Durham Light infantry uniform, this chap recreates a scene of coming home from war at Beamish Museum in North East England.

1/60 F8 at iso200 treated in photoshop to give an authentic representation of a picture from the day._DSC0158


Me watching You watching them!

A family group stop to watch a parade of students from Durham University behind me all dressed up,I’d concentrated more on the people’s reaction rather than the students who were behind me. 1/320 F5.6 iso 400 @70mm on my 17-70 f2.8DSC_0004-a

Durham Cops

Happy to pose for pics during a patrol in times when we all need to be a lot more vigilant a couple of Durhams finest allowed me to capture them going about their business.1/640 F8 iso 400_DSC0004

The tin of sardines

On a walk round Durham last weekend a Gin bar has opened, it’s basically an end room of the store next door and is tiny inside selling an enormous range of Gin,the image shows the bar! I was stood in the far corner of the room!

More than 10 people in here and it will be Packed.Hence it’s name “The Tin of Sardines”

The owner was kind enough to allow me to photograph inside, trying out a new lens, the Sigma 10-20 f3.5.this was 1/125 f8 at iso 200 still with my wonderful little blog camera, my Nikon D70s.DSC_0018-a

Pit Wheel

A Recent new addition in the village,This is a Pit Head Wheel,originally used to raise and lower cages containing coal miners to the coal seams many hundreds of feet below ground.Nowadays the coal mines have long gone,and these replicas have been erected in celebration of the Heritage of coal mining in the Durham coalfield,many neighbouring villages have had these placed prominently over the years,however this one at “Home” celebrates the heritage of 140 years of coal mining when the village “Pit” was closed in 1962. iso 200 1/60th f11pit-wheel

The Blue House


I visit this local Pub/restaurant regularly for Sunday lunch as it’s nearby in a neighbouring village.A recent exterior facelift has really improved its attraction.The owners were so impressed with the images I provided for them,they treated me and my wife to lunch for free today! iso 200,1/125 f11 D70s at 35mm.I must admit to using the Nik collection software package as a photoshop plug in to process it,


Beamish Trams

A pair of vintage trams at Beamish open air museum in Northeast England.I’d just completed updates to my Adobe software and became aware that the Nik collection of editing software has now been made available as a free download as a photoshop plug in under the filter menu.The original RAW was iso200,1/125 f11 on the Nikon D70s and my new sigma 17-70f2.8