New Reflection portfolio image

Tree reflection, Bamford Mill, Derbyshire, UK
1/80 s at F/2.8, ISO 100, focal length: 50mm, EOS7D, 50 1.8 MkII


Pink Guitar

M and M with Pink Guitar, Castleton, Derbyshire, UK



Malinka, Chatsworth, Derbyshire, UK
1/500 s at F/2.8, ISO 100, focal length: 55mm, Chatsworth Farm Playground  
Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld

This portrait was made by the end of a day, just before sunset at a playground at Chatsworth House Farm. Of course it's not possible to have a sensible look just by telling them to stop and pose - just the opposite would happen. Here Malinka is eating an ice cream and I fired in bursts to get that right moment. Also I shifted around to get the dark background for the highlighted profile which otherwise would get lost against the bright sky.


above clouds

Carl Wark, Peak District, UK


M.and B., National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire, UK



Jan. Tram, Sheffield No 510, Crich

Derwent Valley at Crich

Derwent Valley, Crich, Derbyshire, UK
This idyllic landscape has seen the birth of the industrial revolution. Not far from here Sir Richard Arkwright built the first successful water-powered cotton-spinning mill. Also the place from which this photograph was made, now the Crich Tramway Vilage, was where George Stephenson, the "Father of Railways" pursued his mining bussiness.


Crich Tramway Museum

National Tramway Museum, Crich, Derbyshire
1/6 s at F/7, ISO 3200, focal length: 17mm, when, Crich, Derbyshire Photographed with Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55 f/2.8, handheld

Going on a tram to school was my daily routine but for mine an my brother's kids an opportunity to go on a tram is a very exotic event and great fun. So when my brother and his family visited us last week, we couldn't possibly miss a visit to the National Tramway Museum in Crich, which is about an hour's drive from Sheffield (and what a nice drive it is, through Peak NP!).
As part of the half term activities in the museum, there were illuminated rides well outside the usual opening hours. What a nice photo opportunity, isn't it?