1. 'DAZZLE'
    The former River Mersey Pilot ship Edmund Gardner in its new coat.The top image in digital to show the colour ,I always thought that the dazzle ships were painted Black and White but that was not the case a variety of colours were used.
    Anyway it makes for a colourful scene on Liverpool’s waterfront

    B&W: Leica M6 Summicron 35mm, ADOX Silvermax 100 asa film.
    Colour: Fuji X100s

  2. Marcus the rock dude:
Off to play in his band at Southport ..He was a pretty cool guy who ‘wanted’ to have his picture taken.
I had initially gone into Liverpool to capture some shots of “The Giants” saw the crowds then couldn’t be arsed this was the only frame shot on the way home.

Leica M6 Summicron 35mm Fujifilm Neopan 400 asa film

    Marcus the rock dude:
    Off to play in his band at Southport ..He was a pretty cool guy who ‘wanted’ to have his picture taken.
    I had initially gone into Liverpool to capture some shots of “The Giants” saw the crowds then couldn’t be arsed this was the only frame shot on the way home.

    Leica M6 Summicron 35mm Fujifilm Neopan 400 asa film

  3. Separate! No not the #indyref

    My Tumblr page! Its been bugging me for a while combining images from being in the mountains with the dog and striving to take some decent street /travel/local images in film and digital.
    It may be better to separate them and just have the UK mountain/walking pictures on a different account,getting a feeling its lacking a bit of direction especially as this coming year I want to shoot a lot more film.

  4. 34 Percy Street
My Great grandparents came down from NE Scotland about 1923-24 this was the house that they first settled in. 

Leica M6 35mm Summicron and Adox Silvermax 100 asa film

    34 Percy Street
    My Great grandparents came down from NE Scotland about 1923-24 this was the house that they first settled in.

    Leica M6 35mm Summicron and Adox Silvermax 100 asa film

  5. Scafel Pike and wild camping at Wasdale:
    A few days in Wasdale in brilliant calm September weather climbing drinking and bivv’ing… it was FANTASTIC
    Took my wife and hound up to Scafel Pike England’s highest mountain via the Mickledore ridge. and over to Lingmell on a very warm day and then marching into the pub to rehydrate!
    Highlight was wild camping in the sleeping bag on the shores of Wastwater (SSssshhhh your not supposed to )beautiful views loads of wildlife from owls to stoats ,watching the sunset and the stars come out and then the moon rise over the mountains ..makes you feel alive and realise whats important in life.

    Also headed over to Loweswater for a small lake walk which is not really my thing but needed to give the dog an easy day and turned out to be a pleasant jaunt with all the autumn colours coming through.

    *I have tried using fine Jpegs on the Fujifilm X00s.it just doesn’t work in the mountains..the highlights blow out the lighting is just too tricky.Back to RAW images..last time I listen to internet camera experts*

  6. My Nikon stuff
A little self indulgent perhaps.
Nikon FM2,FM3a and F3 along with my favourite negative films.
The FM3a just edges it as my fav ..

    My Nikon stuff
    A little self indulgent perhaps.
    Nikon FM2,FM3a and F3 along with my favourite negative films.
    The FM3a just edges it as my fav ..

  7. Me and a dopehead

    Went for a stroll to check out a walk (a recommendation) yesterday morning with the dog on an old landfill site between Wallasey and Birkenhead it was landscaped years ago but I never had the inclination to go there.

    Once upon a time it used to be salt marshes and was home to lots of wildlife,in fact I used to collect tadpoles and newts near this site it was called Bidston Moss had to be careful though the lads from the badlands of Birkenhead would periodically visit!

    Anyway I wasn’t impressed maybe it was the sunshine and splendour of watching cycle racing in Liverpool yesterday,maybe it was overcast,maybe the plants have lost their summer vibrancy,maybe the noise of the M53 motorway…Maybe this space could have been much much more..There was little imagination used in the planting of trees and shrubs (think overgrown allotments ).The breeze block benches were IMHO the piece de resistance.1970,s Brutal communist ugly..what a spectacular FAILURE..

    This week I have spent some wonderful evenings in the late summer sun cycling around the Wirral and thinking what a great place to live I came down to earth a bit !! think I will be giving this walk a miss in future .Its bleak and the fact that me and a young dopehead with a can in his hand were the only people using the space said it all.GRIM.

    Peter Marlow has a few images of “The Tip” before it was landscaped back in the day https://www.magnumphotos.com/Catalogue/Peter-Marlow/1985/GB—Liverpool-Project-NN161575.html
    *Going to cleanse myself up in the Lake District for the next three days*

  8. Tour of Britain,Liverpool Pier head.Sept 2014.
    Yesterday was beautiful sunny day in Liverpool so some friends and I went watch the Tour of Britain cycling race. I saw my first race back in 1987 in Newcastle, I really like the City centre races with multiple passes ..a great vibe,families and children access to the riders before the race and great cycling. Much like the Belgian Kermesse style of bike racing ,particularly in the Northern Flanders region.
    The winner of the race was a German lad called Marcel Kittel whom won the sprint finish,I don’t think I have ever seen a cyclist go so fast.Absolutely awesome.
    As for Liverpool in 2014 I cannot believe all the different fantastic events that the City has hosted this year.It has been immense and something to be proud of.

  9. 8 Miles + 3.5miles = 11.5miles
    Rowen to Tal Y Fan (The smallest mountain in Snowdonia)
    I decided make the most of the good weather to take a look at Tal Y Fan and started at the pretty village of Rowen in the Conwy Valley.
    What a slog climbing out the village you ascend very quickly a REALLY steep track that leads onto the Roman road.

    On reaching the summit there are views out North to sea in Liverpool Bay with views over all Snowdonia to the South and West.
    I came across a few Neolithic Stones and Stone Circles on the descent along with the remains of Caer Bach Fort and wild Welsh Ponies.
    Also stopped at St Celylinn’s church which is in the middle of nowhere and mooched amongst the graves,1745 was the earliest I could make out all inscribed in Welsh.
    Bit of a sting in the tail on the walk.I DON’T use a GPS ..Map compass and pacing etc for me..But I didn’t pay attention to my map made a basic mistake and a wrong turn and added a lot of miles to an already long day I felt so guilty as my dog Lola was starting to feel the pace as was I, the a pint at the pub couldn’t come soon enough it was a turning into a bit of an epic.

    *Sight of day I saw a man of about 75 walking almost naked in a pair of swimming trunks and normal shoes armed with walking poles ambling along slowly carrying nothing else on at 2000ft*

  10. An afternoon to Y Foel Goch: Sept 2014

    A long walk up the the start of Glyder Fach from Capel Curig via Cefn Y Capel ,Galf Yr Ogof and Y Foel Goch.
    Been looking at having a look at this route for a good while and as its getting into my favourite time of the year for being in the hills. So yesterday I had a mooch with Lola my trusty companion on a day that felt like summer arrived back it,was a warm slog up.
    Getting onto Y Foel Goch I was amazed at the view almost every peak above 3000ft is on show there was only four I couldn’t see.. oh and a whole host of other mountains most of which I have now been on a few times its pretty cool thinking of the days I have been on them either on my own or with friends,in all seasons its took quite few years to do. So I was reminiscing a fair bit yesterday.

    The route is not very well trodden with no obvious paths and its really boggy on the ridge ..hate to think what It would be like in March.
    Another great day on the Welsh hills followed by a rush home for a Curry with my diving mates !

    ..I’ll leave a brief description on the images.


    Been having a few thoughts about setting up a separate tumblr account the write about my exploits in the mountains and keep this for just photography