About Curly

I am a retired retailer with an interest in photography and computers that goes back over thirty years, I photograph just about every thing around me in my environment here by the River Tyne in north-east England.
I am a recent widower and father to two teenage children, and I love my home town near Newcastle.
I am an ardent fan of Sunderland AFC.

I am now also posting regularly on Instagram@southshieldscurly where I can be a lot more casual, less formal, mobile, and instant.

Photography Equipment

Very modest equipment!


Fuji Finepix HS30EXR bridge camera.
Fuji Finepix F550EXR point and shoot.
Mobile phone Huawei Google Nexus 6P
Pentax K100D body DSLR
Pentax 18mm - 55mm lens (27mm - 82mm equivalent)
Tamron 75mm - 300mm lens (108mm - 450mm equivalent)
Cokin filters
Velbon tripod.
Genius Graphics tablet


Photoshop CC.
Photomatix Pro
Nik Colour Efex
Nik Silver Efex
Nik Viveza 2
Lucis Arts
Topaz Adjust 5
Noiseware Professional plug-in