About Me

My name is Norman Smith and I live in Bradford, West Yorkshire. I am not on here to meet anyone or form any relationship with anyone as I already have a very special person in my life and life is as good as it gets.

I work for a Financial Institution, most of my spare time is spent at my holiday home in The Lake District where many of my Blogs will originate. Having the Yorkshire Dales almost on my doorstep is am added bonus.I'm in my mid fifties, have always enjoyed photography but my interest really took off with the digital age.

Started off with a Ricoh, then a Pentax Optio before discovering a superb little camera, a Panasomic Lumix FX9 which took some lovely shots. Tried a Lumix FZ7 but this didn't really take any better shots than the FX9. After quickly unloading this to a work mate, I invested in a DSLR the Nikon D50.
I've recently upgraded to a D300 and a D7000.

My lenses include a Sigma 10-20mm 10-20 F4-5.6 f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Nikon 18-200 AF-S DX VR f/3.5-5.6 , Nikon 35mm f/1.8 prime lens and a Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Lens .

All my photo's are shot in RAW format and processed through Photoshop CS3.
I passionately take most of my shots of the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the Highlands of Scotland, places I dearly love and I hope you enjoy them.

I hope you enjoy my blogs, feel free to leave a comment.


Wider views at Harlow Carr RHS Garden, Harrogate

Some more photos of my afternoon at Harlow Carr RHS Gardens in Harrogate. The last set were mainly close ups of the flowers whilst this set ...