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, Olympus OM2
SP with prized 50mm f1.2 lens and my Father’s RZ67 Pro. I currently use a Panasonic
Lumix GH3 and a GX1 together with 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 have recently purchased 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.