I've been a transport enthusiast for as long as I can possibly remember, but my main interest is in buses, as you will see from my photos.

I've been taking photographs since the early 1980s, initially using a 35mm compact inherited when my grandad died before switching to a Yashica FXD SLR around 1983 and this camera served me well until I switched to digital in 2000 initially using a 0.8mp Samsung which gave mixed results. I then switched to a 2mp camera from 2004 before changing to Fuji-Finepix cameras in 2006, initially a 4mp A345 model before changing to an 8.1mp A850 at Christmas 2008. From Christmas 2012 I upgraded to a bridge camera, sticking with Fujifilm, firstly with a Finepix S2980 14mp model then upgrading again to a 16mp Finepix S8200 in mid-2014 after the S2980 was water damaged in an accident.

I've found the bridge cameras more versatile and well suited to those with visual impairment and since switching to this type of camera I've broadened my horizons when it comes to subject matter for my pictures, partly due to the increased versatility of a bridge camera but also due to inspiration from other Flickr users.

The switch to digital has allowed me to take far more pictures than I would have done otherwise using film as quite a few other users of Flickr will agree.

I am partially sighted but I don't let this hinder my enjoyment of photography but I wouldn't really class myself as a photographer, more of a snapper really.

As well as taking photographs I have been involved in restoration of old buses with the Ribble Vehicle Preservation Trust and attend various bus rallies, travelling either with an R.V.P.T. vehicle or one from the Barrow Transport Group's collection.

Please enjoy the photos & feel free to comment.

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Name:
Ian Simpson
Joined:
January 2008
Hometown:
Lancaster, England
Currently:
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