Brian James

Who Put The Lights Out?

Yes, I know it’s not two minutes since my last post but I thought I’d just drop another one in the bank while I’m in the mood. I was off to another Rotary event in Keswick and, for a change, the sun was shining. I really don’t know what the magic is about the hills […]

“We’ll Build A Wall & Get The British To Pay For It”

“We’ll Build A Wall & Get The British To Pay For It”

Not sure who I am trying to parody with the title but long before the Mexicans were being told that they had to build and pay for a wall to stop them getting into another country the Romans constructed a wall to stop the English and the Scots mixing. Way back in AD122 the Emperor Hadrian had […]

Plane Crazy

Plane Crazy

Its only a week since I headed off to Carlisle Airport to   photograph the aircraft on a sunny but cold evening trying out HDR photography. Well I must be Plane Crazy as I have decided to do the same thing again. I didn’t shoot all of the aircraft last time (and I have still […]

Little Things Please Little Minds

Little Things Please Little Minds

The sun has finally emerged in deepest darkest Cumbria. No, it actually has! Unfortunately the warmth is still a little way ahead so I still needed to don my coat today. But the excuse to go out and take a few photos was too much to miss. The question is what should I take photos […]

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

The Sun Has Got His Hat On

Spring is here again and so are the vibrant colours to see through the camera. I thought I’d take a trip into Carlisle and take a look. Having a wander round the magnificent castle was fun as it’s something I rarely do even though I see the place almost every day. A little wander back […]

What! I can do this for fun?

It’s been a busy time since I hooked up with my friend Mike of Pilgrim Photography to form Four Counties Photography. We’ve photographed school children for their start of year photos, bonnie babies in a shop, nursery school portraits, formal military cadet portraits and events. I’ve taken over  five thousand carefully considered shots. Yes, it’s […]

The End Of The Beginning

The End Of The Beginning

Blogs are like busses it seems. You wait an eon for one to come along then BOOM, BOOM, BOOM three in a row. It is over 30 years since I started my first attempt at a photographic business. Armed with an Olympus OM1n and a few rolls of Kodak Colour Gold I ventured to my first […]