Welcome to my photo blog, thanks for dropping in.

This is me:

I am a Communications Engineer, retired.
I have lived and worked around the world but have recently retired to my hometown of Seaton Carew, England. Since buying my first E1 about six years ago, I have never wanted a different SLR, It just feels so perfect in the hand and oh! that shutter sound, or lack of. I now have two E1′s, one fitted with a Zuiko 14-54mm and the other has a 9-18mm attached. The E1 is a little dated now but is still capable of capturing very good images on its wonderful Kodak sensor. It is only 5Mp but there is something about the colour that is quite unique. For processing I rely on Adobe Lightroom 4 and photoshop 7. I also have two Zeiss lenses, a 180mm f2.8 and a 50mm f1.7 both fitted with a contax to 4/3 adaptor.

If you would like to use any of my photos please contact me at davidhallsnr@gmail.com


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111 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks Dave
    You may have noticed that I have tried a few since leaving Oman, though I think that I will settle on this one for a while. I particulary like the header photo which is a crop from a totem-like pole which I took whilst in Thailand. This theme is well suited to a photo blog also. I notice that you have been taking your F3 out and about lately, you obviously enjoyed the affair. I am still waiting to see your first digital photo!

  2. I like your photos a lot David. You have an eye for details that I can appreciate.
    I was also intrigued by the Monkey Hanger reference, as I am an adopted Smoggie.
    I look forward to visiting your blog in the future.

  3. Some stunning images on your home page and I never can resist a good photo, though I’m not especially accomplished in that department myself. That apart I’m a fellow Poolie!

  4. I visited some of your pages and watched your amazing photographs. You have a wonderful style; artistic, impressive and beautiful… and also image sharpness fascinated me. I am so glad to meet with your blog. Thank you, with my love, nia

  5. I just stumbled on your blog via ‘freshly pressed’, and have been sitting here completely engrossed for the last hour. Superb photos and a fantastic blog presentation. I just wish I could do as well. Perhaps your inspiration will help me.

  6. congrats on freshly pressed – we’ve travelled to some of the same regions so I found your pics brought back good memories 🙂

  7. Well, I’ve now commented on about twenty pix and have to stop – I’m sure have things to do! But WoW! And thankyou! Your work is truly lovely, like sunshine!!!! Thankyou:) All the best.

  8. Really, a wonderful blog n the photographs… but I need ur help. here u created some pages, where u inserted the images categorically. I loved dat. I did try dat on my blog, but failed. will u please tell me, how u did it? I’ll be thankful for dat… 🙂

  9. Awesome photos!! I love the sharpness in just the right spot!! I also love the locations you chose to capture!! I’m a photographer in Arkansas and we have some beautiful locations here to capture but I’d love to shoot the locations you have here. Great work, some of them make me feel like I’m there. And that’s just what you want!! Lol or that’s that what I go for when taking pics. You can view some of mine at my website and maybe you’ll feel like your in Arkansas!! Thanks for sharing your work!

  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Not sure if you saw that there are a couple of sets of photos from Steetley Magnasite Works which is in your neck of the woods. If you put Steetley Magnasite into the search bar on my blog they should pop up. The Masthead on my Postcard Cafe blog is the 1000ft industrial pier at the works. I look forward to seeing more of your photographs. Best wishes…

    1. You are very welcome Tania, you have some wonderful photos on your blog. Thanks also for your nomination, believe me it is greatly appreciated but I do find that I am unable to keep up with all the attention that these awards bring. I will however, keep commenting on worthy blogs such as yours. Thanks again.

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog so I could be introduced to yours, and to a part of the world I am unfamiliar with. I will explore more! Keep up the beautiful work.

  12. David, I always stop by the blogs of people who have liked or commented on mine, and with you I am immensely glad that I did. You have some very beautiful photos, and the colors are fabulous! Will be checking back for sure.

  13. Hi David !
    I love your work, your photos are so wonderfully beautiful ! I really enjoyed visiting your blog and looking at many of your beautiful photos. Have a great week !

  14. I’ve enjoyed looking at your photos for awhile now. I decided to share my photos publicly. I’ve only been shooting a year so your work inspires me. Tell me what you think at sherihillphotography.com on Word Press.

    1. Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting. I was just like you when I first started my blog, it took quite a while before finally plucking up the courage to submit posts. Take lots of photos then be your own worst critic, be ruthless and keep only the ones that you really, really like. Good luck. 🙂

  15. Hi David, thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice words. I’m not much of a writer, so i don’t give a lot comments .
    But be sure that i admire your pictures and follow your photographic adventures.
    Greetings from Belgium

  16. Hi David. Thanks so much for commenting on a recent photo of mine. I’m pretty new to digital photography; you’re feedback means a lot. I love the images that you’ve posted here and I look forward to what will come. My blog is really more of my writing space, but I do share some photos. If you’re interested, most of my images are here: tomshenry.zenfolio.com. Thanks again.

  17. Hi David. The warmth and the colour and the fantastic composition in your recent shots of Morocco and around the Med are an absolute joy to behold. I’m really looking forward to spending some time exploring the rest of your images. All the best, Tony.

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by Debi and leaving your welcome comment. You have a lovely travelogue blog, makes me want to be there. Love the Valentine Day photo.

      1. Thank you for dropping by as well, David. My blog is travelogue-y when I’m traveling and nature-y when I’m not! It shifts with my mood and schedule, as do all things I guess. Have a great day!

  18. Found your blog through a comment you made on the blog of Geert…
    Very nice pictures… I’m a little bit jealous 🙂 Wish I could travel that much…

  19. Good Morning , nice to meet You and Your blog 🙂 Great posts, great ideas , pleasure to be here , i wish You the best,in free time see my little place too, Regards from Poland , EM

  20. I’m relaxing here David with a sundowner as I listen to the soft, slow hum of the water and the lapping of the waves against the bows I enjoy the ranquility of your image.

  21. Love the new set up, David 🙂 It showcases your work beautifully.
    And look at all the friends you’ve made! Not bad for a monkey hanger, is it? 🙂 🙂

    1. Thanks Jo. A change is as good as a rest they say 🙂 There may be a few more people around the world who now know about us Monkey Hangers 🙂

  22. I just started using Lightroom 5 and I’m completely hooked. Love your photos and will have to seriously give some consideration to getting an Olympus camera. I read good reviews on it’s features in http://www.dpreview.com. I read that it works much like a full framed camera. I’m still new to photography but I’m trying to learn as much as I can. Great photos, btw!

  23. Hi David,

    I was searching for information about the Olympus E-1 and came across your site. The photos on your site demonstrate again what an excellent photographer can do with obsolete equipment. Fantastic photos. I will be coming back to this site so please keep them coming!

    1. Thanks for dropping by John and for your kind comments. The E1 is certainly in the mold of ‘oldie but goodie’ with a Kodak sensor that produces great colour. Ashamed to admit that I have just this past week, sold one of mine to fund the purchase of a new Sony Rx 10. Head is hanging!!!

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