This web site contains information about the holiday destinations my wife and I have
visited, together with some photographs. At the foot of this page you will find links
to more of my photographs on Flickr as well as links to my Linked In profile and
Photography and I
My Father was a forensic photographer and I have handled cameras since I could walk.
One of my first memories is using my father's Pentax “Spotmatic”, back in the very
early 60’s. My first camera was a Kodak Instamatic 133X and I later progressed through
coupled rangefinder cameras to 35mm SLRs. My last film camera was a Mamiya 645 Pro.
I have always been enthusiastic about new technology (I am currently Head of Technology
for BBC Audio & Music) and inevitably I was an early adopter of digital photography,
buying a Sony Mavica with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels and a floppy disk drive.
I have since parted with all my film cameras except a Pentax Spotmatic and Olympus
OM4Ti with prized 50mm f1.2 lens. After many years using Lumix cameras I became frustrated
with the dreadful viewfinder of the GH3 and the lack of dedicated control dials for
important functions; I currently use a Fuji X-T1 together with half a dozen lenses.
Many of the photographs on this site were taken with older digital cameras.
For many years I used an Olympus C50 and underwater case when snorkelling, then a
Canon D10 but I currently use a Lumix FT3. As I use a snorkel not scuba gear I find
taking pictures beneath the waves rather tricky - when snorkelling, you bob to the
surface as soon as you stop swimming; fortunately a large memory card in the camera
and regular use of the “delete” button allow me to get the occasional good shot -
probably fewer than one in a hundred!
I am married to Jan and we live in Kent, England. We enjoy holidays in the Mediterranean
and most of the photographs on this web site are holiday snaps, with thanks to Jan
for her patience whilst I try to get the “diamond” shot! I have provided information
about the places where we have stayed which I hope you find useful.