Satisfaction?

Do you sometimes get that urge to write, or paint a picture, or bake a cake, or even fix up a shelf? A creative impulse. Have you even noticed the way sometimes, when that works best is when you just relax, don’t think too hard and let things happen? That’s the way I feel about …

Enfield

I’ve been meaning to write this since early September and I have a bunch of other stuff to get through that’s queued behind it. The trouble is, this is a piece about the area I just moved from and there’s just so much to cram in. I can remember now how we discovered Enfield. Some …

M Typ 240 – a Terrible Camera?

You would believe it if you read everything on the internet (mind you, you would believe Elvis was alive and riding around on a London bus on the moon if you read everything on the internet). The feedback from many sources (notably Peter Prosophos, but he isn’t alone in his views) seems to have been …

Ponies galore…

I’ve taken my family to Burley in the New Forest for a break. For those who don’t know, the New Forest is a National Park in southern England. It covers south-west Hampshire and extends into south-east Wiltshire and towards east Dorset. There are many villages dotted around the area, and several small towns in the …

Street photography with my Leica M9 and Summilux 50mm

Despite loving my M9, I have never really thought it a great camera for street photography. Which is actually somewhat silly, given that the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson used film Leicas. Nevertheless, my attempts to use an M9 on the street all too often result in pictures like the above shot. Needless to say though, …

A walk through rural North London

The farmland where I photographed the wheatfield last week is part of Rectory Farm in Enfield. For a year or two it has lain fallow but this year it has been planted as an arable farm. I believe I once found a post on google stating it was a Dairy farm prior to the devastating …

Cambridge for a picnic

The city of Cambridge is a university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire, England. It lies in East Anglia, on the River Cam, about 50 miles (80 km) north of London. The first town charters were granted in the 12th century, although city status was not conferred until 1951. I’ve loved Cambridge …

The mean (farm) tracks of North London

I took this on a walk we took our son on yesterday afternoon. The title relates to the fact that it always amazes me you can find farmland in greater London. The combination of the sky, tree and track really make this photo. Taken with my M9 and Summilux 35

A windswept Norfolk day

OK, so final day of our family holiday in Norfolk and the weather is still “interesting” (windy and wet). Having seen the forecast of a huge storm in the afternoon we got up at the “crack of a sparrowfart’ to get to the beach early. The flip side of that is that the skies were …

North Norfolk

So, my family and I have come to North Norfolk, about 2 and a half hours from Enfield, where we live. It’s a beautiful, windswept landscape, sand all over the roads, very flat, flint stone and brick cottages everywhere. I was going to use my E-M5 for most photos on this holiday, but decided to …