#105 – Off to France – back soon!

As well as mooching round old buildings, running my blog and websit,e and taking pictures of trains, I also have a day job which has nothing to do with photography but does involve visiting factories. I’m about to embark on a visit to a supplier in central France for a week to watch some heat…

#104 – Film Cameras

It’s almost scandalous now how cheap film cameras have become. I have a few old film cameras, including the awesome Nikon F100. One of these with an MB15 grip was over £800  in 2004. I paid I think £160 for my F100 (in near mint condition), and £25 for the MB-15.    When I got…

#103 – Coatham Sand Dunes 2

I enjoy looking at traditional landscape photographs, I just don’t take many myself. And like anything else, the more you do it the better you become, and vice versa. To that end, when I was on the sand dunes near Redcar Steelworks, I thought there was a definite photo opportunity, but I just couldn’t see it. It…

#102 – If You Go Down In The Woods Today….

….you might just find this place.  This old railway warehouse was used as a transhipment point for coal that was loaded onto a huge conveyor that bridged the valley and delivered it to the former Hartshead Power Station. By the look of this place, it was probably built before the power station, and has lasted…

#100 – Lead in lines

Railway lines are a great way to lead into a photo, although, you do normally need permission to be on them! This was taken at a charter on the Ribble Steam Railway in Preston, and  I got down low, to take the shot. With an increasing number of DSLR’s having live view on them, using…

#99 – Light Engine

Another one from Snibston, I used a telephoto to isolate the loco as it ran light engine along the sidings to meet up with the coach it was hauling for the day. I wanted to capture the diesel shunter in the background and some of the industrial backdrop, but only succeeded in getting the shunter in. …