Derek Smith's PhotoBlog

How would you like a view of a ruined castle at the end of your street? A wet cold January is probably not the best time to visit Corfe Castle in Dorset, but at…

I've never been to a racing circuit in my life, however my photographic club suggested meeting at Cadwell Park on one of the "Track Days", as spectators are…

The 1940's weekend is an annual event that seems to atract more visitors each year, the atmosphere, cars, and costumes are just great. As to my street…

Good morning one, and all, doesn't just gladen your heart when you wake up in the morning (well that's the first thing!) to see sunlight streaming in through…

I'm beginning to like Hull, the more that I visit, the more that I enjoy the city. From children playing in the fountains, the architectural character of some…

Personally I find that the micro four thirds mirrorless camera system as manufactured by Panasonic, and Olympus is ideal for size, weight, price, and image…

Bolton Priory lies beside the river Wharfe, on the Bolton Abbey Estate. Car parking is plentiful, and there is a simple car park payment of £10 per car. The…

The Cow, and Calf rocks are set high up on the moor above the West Yorkshire town of Ilkley. The rocks are a very popular tourist attraction, and can be reached…

This is Goit Stock waterfall, at Cullingworth, near Bingley, in West Yorkshire. Taken with an Olympus OMD E-M 10 II, 17mm, f1.8 lens, using an ND8 filter, set…

Gibraltar Point is a nature reserve, stretching from Skegness town south to the wash. The land is unspoilt saltmarsh, and sand dunes, administered by the…

I took myself to Bempton Cliffs, on the 5th July 2017, the weather was simply atrocious, with a cold sea mist blowing in off the North Sea. I'd just bought a…

The Lincolnshire Wolds are a very beautiful area in which to live, having lived in the area for the last 3 years, I am still finding plenty of interesting…

Out in the sunshine with my trusty Panasonic GX80, and predominantly the 30mm f/2.8 macro lens. Bluebells are a flower that I know, as for the last 2 photos I…

Using a telephoto lens to photograph a landscape scene may seem the wrong thing to do, but sometimes it is absolutely the right thing to do. Using the…

Sometimes you're just out with the family enjoying "family time", and you just grab a couple of quick shots, and the photos are surprisingly pleasing. Snipe…

The Riverside Museum, houses the Glasgow Museum of Transport, located at Pointhouse Quay on the River Clyde. It is a "must see" for anyone who enjoys looking at…

When I saw this radiator cap badge on a taxi in a museum, I just couldn't resist taking a photo, the richness of the paint colour, the reflections, and the…

No it's not Christmas just yet! I wanted to discuss the best use of lenses for photography of specific events. For the Grimsby Christmas light switch-on, I knew…
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