HalinaI've been taking photographs since I was 13.
I bought my first camera using money I'd saved up from my paper round, plus some birthday money.
I went with my mate Duncan Cowley to a camera shop at Wembley Triangle, to buy the camera I'd been droolong over for weeks - a Halina twin lens reflex. It took roll film and cost me £8.  This was my camera for the next 10 years.

You can see more of my stuff on flickr if you click this link.

Sutton Winter Photographs 2006 - 2007

PICT002We lived in Sutton-in-the-Isle for 13 years. When we moved to Ely I didn't anticipate how much I would miss walking around the footpaths of that district. 

Looking at the photos, we must have had some cold winters ten years ago.

By all accounts, North Fen is about 20ft below sea level, but I don't know if that accounts for the intense frosts we used to get.

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Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

OswaldThe Stirling Smith is a museum and art gallery in the town of Stirling (durr, where else?).

Like many local museurms it is a treasure trove of curios and unusual artefacts, mostly relating to the hitory of the town. Well worth a visit if you are in the neighbourhood.

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More unusual, perhaps, is the fact that the museum has adopted a cat, Oswald. He is black and white and is quite a character. We kept an eye out for him during our visit but with no success. Then on our way out of the building, who should we bump into? The curator was kind enough to scoop up Oswald (who looked more interested in getting inside for a spot of lunch, no doubt, than in talking to us) and letting us pet him.

So, as a consequence, the Stirling Smith gets a 5 star rating from me, anyway!

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The Fife coast

Fyfe coast 003Fife is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful stretches of British coastline.

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Not a bad day for a visit, bearing in mind it's April and it's Scotland. Cool and blowy, so had to keep moving.

The pebbles on the beaches just north of Kirkcaldy are just amazing for their variety. I wanted to fill the car boot but wasn't allowed to.

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The Bowes Museum

P1040741Chances are, you've never been there. The Bowes Museum is off the A66, about 10 miles or so from Scotch Corner (where?). Well worth a detour if you're on your way north (or south).  

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The museum itself has an interesting history and the contents are world class.

I'll leave you to find out more.

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