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Saturday, 3 October 2015


Are you sitting comfortably, oh well some one has to do it! Now I could get accustomed to photographing beautiful women on a daily basis, but sadly that is not the case.

However I feel that I have photographed some special people over the past 30 years. Some who have made a difference to our present way of life, others who have saved life at sea, and others who treat and help our animal friends on a daily basis.

Mind you saying that I do wish that I had done more studio based and portraiture type of photography.

Open Day at Hull Photographic Society, Kingston upon Hull, North Humberside circa 1988/89.

From no specific project as such.

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Thursday, 1 October 2015


My little madam - Bonnie (she allows me to live with her). Photo's (or Four Toe's), it depends upon how you pronounce it, now think about it. It's a bit like the 'Two Ronnie's: Fork Handles - Four Candles.'

People who have cats will know what I am talking about.

Bonnie my female DSH adult cat, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such, just personal photo's.

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Thursday, 10 September 2015


There are several monochrome images of this location posted on this blog. These three images are different in the sense that they were taken in colour.

This location is a listed ancient monument. Deep in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

Old Gang Smelt Mills, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire, England.

From no specific project as such, circa 2008.

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Thursday, 11 June 2015


This has nothing to do with photography but it's important to me. Once you get to a certain age, you start to see all your childhood heroes pass away. Hence this article. I have just heard today of the sad passing of a former Hull City Goalkeeper - Ian McKenechnie.

No there was a character and a footballer (not like today's generation of pampered and sticking rich mega stars). He was seen eating a orange after a training session so in subsequent home matches every time he took up position between the goal posts a load of oranges were thrown to him.

There was another character similar to Ian, Charlie Wright of Charlton Athletic, if nothing was going on in the match and his team was attacking he used to chat to supporters behind his goal. They don't make them like him and Ian any more.

I remember seeing Ian play a number times. Along with Tony Norman, he was perhaps the best Goal Keeper that City have ever had.

RIP Ian McKenechnie.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015


For a change some of my colour photography. This was taken during an experimental phase using different filters. The particular filter used for this photograph was a Hoya 3 screen filter. Now-a-days I tend to just use skylight, neutral density and orange filters (all by Hoya). Mainly to protect my camera lens and to increase tonal depth etc.

Queens Gardens, Kingston-upon-Hull, East Yorkshire.

From no specific project as such, circa 1983.

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All my monochrome photography is darkroom produced. This portfolio consists of photographs from several of my projects, assignments, personal and course related work. Some of these monochrome photographic prints are then selectively toned.

Take a look at the slide show, or the popular posts. Click onto some of the many excellent blogs that I have listed in my blog roll. I welcome constructive feedback (post a comment).

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All the photographs featured on this blog spot were taken on Canon analog 35mm SLR cameras which included: Canon A1, Canon AE1 (non-programme) and Canon T90. The Canon A1 was rendered useless after prolonged exposure to salt spray residue, and the AE1 suffered a malfunction, and one of my T90s just packed up on me during a photographic shoot.

Most of my camera equipment was initially purchased brand new, then as the years have past I have purchased second-hand equipment. But the vast majority of equipment I currently possess is well over twenty years old.

Canon FD lenses used were: 28, and 35mm wide angle, 50mm standard, 35-105mm short telephoto zoom and a 70-210mm large telephoto zoom lenses. Also used was a loaned Mamiya 645 with 50 and 80mm lenses. My favourite combination is a T90 fitted with the 35-105mm lens with an Hoya orange filter. I use Hoya orange, red, neutral density, and skylight filters. Hoya and Canon lens hoods. A Canon remote cable. I have used a great Metz 45 CT-4 flashgun for many years. I used this for the bounced and fill-in flash for some of the documentary and portraiture work.

Studio flash used was Courtenay brolly flash (just two heads fitted with soft boxes) at Hull Community Artworks studio (sadly this excellent local arts facility closed in 2001). Billingham and Oyster camera bags (the Billingham is a old model that I have had for years - wonderful bags). The Oyster one is a backpack bag. Slik Black Diamond 88, and 500 DX Pro tripods. A Cullmann touring set (which consists of a light tripod, ball and swivel head, all-purpose clamp, suction cap, and a ground spike). I presently have two Canon T90 SLR cameras.

Film used was mainly 35mm (with some 120mm). Ilford Delta monochrome negative print film, 100 asa (a few rolls of 400 asa as well). Ilford HP5 and FP4 (400 and 125 asa respectively). Fuji Neopan 400 asa. Various Fuji colour film. Photographic chemicals: Ilford ID-11 and Microphen film developers. Agfa Rodinal fine grain film developer, and Ilford Hypam fixer.

Photographic paper: Ilford Multigrade IV VC paper, Fibre based VC paper including warm and cool tone. Kentmere Velvet Stipple and Art Document papers. Kodak selenium toner. Barclay and Fotospeed sepia toners, and Colorvir blue toner. Durst M60 and Meopta 5 enlargers fitted with 50 and 80mm Schneider lenses. Kenro negative sheets and Jessops negative folders.

Most of my photography involves the use of the camera being securely mounted onto the tripod, with the shutter set to the 10 second delay. I bracket my exposures (relying on the excellent Canon in-camera meter). My aperture settings are usually between F5.6 and F22. In the vast majority of cases the very first exposure I take is usually the correctly exposed one.

Finished photographic prints (spotted if needed). At the 10 x 8 inch size are then scanned on an Epsom 1660 photo perfection scanner using Adope Photoshop CS2 at the 5.5 x 3.5 inch image or canvas size, 150 dpi and at the 750 x 550 pixels size, and saved as for the web. The only thing that is manipulated is the brightness balance and contrast levels.


"It is the soldier, not the minister, who has given us freedom of religion.

It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to fair protest.

It is the soldier, not the politician, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag."

From: "Fighting for Queen and Country,
by Nigel 'Spud' Ely. Blake Publishing London, 2007.