The Canon Sure Shot Supreme 35mm film camera This compact camera by Canon was voted European camera of the Year on its launch in 1986. Complete with autofocus and auto-exposure, i picked this beauty up a few weeks ago as part of the £5 bundle i got in Wales. Its the first one i have … Continue reading A great camera that only cost me £1
What better way to welcome in autumn than take in a stroll around a park in the rain. The chance to engage with nature does wonders for our mental health and our well being in general. Waiting for the cricket matchBirkenhead ParkTaking a bathAutumn's heredriving the dogThe cricket club sleeps..... These images are part of … Continue reading A Walk in the rain..
A local pop up testing station because the numbers are high in this area. Today, here in Merseyside in th UK we are on tighter restrictions because of our covid statistics. From today no two households can mix, indoors or outdoors, but you can have a pint together in a beer garden ( i think … Continue reading Tighter Restrictions as Scare Mongering Starts
I bought this 110 Halina camera, along with quite a few more, for £5 a few weeks ago. When i came to inspect it i noticed that there was a part shot roll of film inside. Seventeen out of 24 frames had been shot so, not wanting to waste anything, i took the other6 photographs … Continue reading What is on this roll of film ?
100 Days in Lockdown By Ian Simpson Between March 23rd and July 1st, i recorded daily life in my part of the UK during our lockdown. Using both words and pictures i wanted to produce a historical document of historical times. My initial intention was simply to help me through those times by giving my … Continue reading My first attempt at self-publishing
Friday Sept 18th 2020 Well Covid 19 is back ! In actual fact it never went away. Cases just got lower. Now, thanks to a minority of people not understanding or following guidance, we are having local restrictions tightened from Tuedsay ( 22nd Sept ) here on Merseyside in the UK. All over the world … Continue reading Social Restrictions are Back
At 2pm ( BST) this afternoon i officially retire from the workplace. After 41 years my time becomes my own. On the site of this building stood my first workplace. The head office of construction company Holland, Hannen & Cubitts. I walked into here on my first day of work, Aug 13th 1979. I took … Continue reading Today’s the day my life changes
My latest blog has been published showing images from Birkenhead Park. Please visit and have a look.
These are a few images i took on a walk a few days ago. I have done a bit of HDR work on them using DxO Photolab2 and the Nix collection, hoping to bring out a grungy look. I am very lucky that i have all these subjects within a 10 minute walk of my … Continue reading Sunflowers and Grunge