Derek Smith's PhotoBlog

At my daughters birthday party, a candid, unposed portrait of a man totally at ease with himself, and his surroundings.

I have been taking pictures of the world around me for over 50 years now, purely as most people do, just for the sheer joy, and pleasure of looking back on…

Garden snail, taken with Panasonic GX7, and Panasonic 30mm macro lens This is a lesson in why you should always have your camera with you, if you enjoy…

I thought that these photos might be of interest, I was still serving in the Royal Air Force in 1982, and visited the Alconbury air show. The Vulcan bomber is…

I find good landscape photography as a genre very difficult, many a time I am presented with amazing scenery, which you try and capture, but mostly with…

These photos recall a time when Germany was a divided nation, with half the nation living in fear, and repression.

I've recently bought the Panasonic 20mm f 1.7 lens, in silver to complement the second hand Panasonic GF6 body, that I purchased from MBP. As many reviewers…

The streets of London can present real opportunities for the street photographer. I like to use a "mirrorless", rangerfinder style of camera, to be totally…

Out for a walk in the woods, getting used to the new camera, love the depth of field from the Panasonic G80 micro four thirds sensor.

For much of the year grey seals are out at sea, or on distant mudbanks, but during November, and December each year, female seals give birth to their pups…

This photo was taken with my first ever digital camera, the Olympus C2 D230 in 2002, the photo quality wasn't great compared with todays current digital cameras…

For me personally, I love steam engines, that sense of a living thing, all that heat, raw power, noise, smoke, steam, and vibration; a kettle on wheels maybe,…

Boston, in Lincolnshire is an interesting town to visit, the skyline is dominated by the imposing St. Botolph's Church tower, commonly known as "The Stump". The…

Cameras do an amazing job of capturing the atmosphere, and the light, of sky reflected in water. Mankind has always been fascinated with reflections on water,…

As the winter progresses, I find that it's wonderful to watch the days lengthen, and the seasonal flowers appear. First snowdrops, followed by crocuses,…

Generally I dislike post processing of my photos, I take then all as JPEG's, and only tend to crop, or lighten / darken images. Sometimes you can't get the…
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