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Gender MALE
Location Leek, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Introduction I have been interested in photography since I was eleven years old when I got my first camera, a Box Brownie. I now use an Olympus OM-D mirrorless cmera and have most of my old cameras in a cabinet at home. As far as I know they all still work.

For those interested, my photo equipment list (as used for this Blog) is as follows:
Olympus OM-D E-M10 II
M.Zuiko 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6 ED
M.Zuiko 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 ED
M.Zuiko 40-150mm 1:4-5.6 ED
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 450D
Tamron SP 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5Di II
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5
Canon 55-250mm IS f/4.0-5.6
Tamron SP 90mm Macro f/2.8
Panasonic Lumix FZ45
Panasonic Lumix TZ-10 compact (walking camera)
Some pictures are from older equipment including Olympus OM1N and OM2SP film cameras on Fuji slide film!

I was brought up in Derbyshire and worked as a Computer Programmer in Surrey, London, Altrincham and Milton Keynes before retiring to France in 2003.

We returned to the UK in 2010 and I live with my wife, Lyn, and dog, Button, in North Staffordshire on the edge of the Peak District National Park.
Interests Photography, Natural History, Dragonflies, Walking, Preserved and Model Railways, Travel
Favorite Music 70s rock, Pink Floyd, ZZ Top, Talking Heads, The Beatles, Dylan, Tori Amos, English Folk, Blues and Jazz
Favorite Books The Discworld books by Sir Terry Pratchett, the Rebus books by Ian Rankin