This gallery contains a collection of some of my images. I have many more that I'd like to add but haven't yet fully categorised. The images are broken down into categories although most images have multiple categories associated with them so don't be surprised to see the same image popping up in more than one place! Also some images have occasionally been mis-categorised. I try to keep on top of these but some will always slip past so don't be too surprised to find "odd" images in some categories!|
To view the images simply select a category from the list on the left and you will be taken to a thumbnail page or pages with links to the associated images.
On a technical note most of the colour images are 35mm transparencies taken on either an EOS 5 or 500. I favour the 500 for mountain work because of its incredibly light weight though I have recently exchanged it for an equally light but newer EOS 300. Many of the monochrome images were taken on a Hasselblad.
I use very limited filters - for colour I will use a UV or a polarising filter. These are particularly necessary when at high altitude where the UV concentrations are very much higher, and even then I still tend to get a bluish cast to the images. For monochrome I use the standard yellow, orange and red filters though most of my work is done with the just the yellow.
Amongst the images here are a large number taken in the UK where I live (in the Highlands of Scotland in fact) along with many taken on my travels abroad, most of which have been climbing trips.
There are quite a few from Egypt where I was touring the ancient Egyptian sites with my mother.
I try to get out to the European Alps as often as possible, both for climbing and skiing and there are quite a few images from these trips.
I have been on a number of expeditions to the Greater Ranges of the Himalaya and the Andes. In 95 I travelled to Bolivia to climb with my friend Yossi Brain who has since died in an avalanche over there. In 98 I travelled to Nepal to climb in the Annapurna Sanctuary (I have not yet loaded up images from this trip). In 99 I travelled to Pakistan to climb Sangemar Mar in the Karakoram. In 01 I went trekking in Peru also climbing a Volcano whilst there. Click on the respective country in the Location section of the categories on the left to see images from each of these trips.
This part of my website was generated automatically by my image management software ImageDB that is available for download on this site. The images are a subset of the images in my database created by setting up a Named Collection and exporting and merging them with a second "website" database. In this second database the categories have been thinned out considerably to make the gallery somewhat more manageable!