Chatsworth House

I could have done with taking this 1/2 hour later, I would to have liked better lighting on the front. But time was against me – I was getting a bit of ‘hurry up’ from the rest of the family and I’ve found I can push it only so far! 😉

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

The Flybrary by artist Christina Sporrong

Somewhat out of context in the situation I found it. Back in October it was part of an exhibition in the grounds of Chatsworth House – displaying works from the ‘Burning Man Festival’ in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada.

This work was part of the 2019 festival.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

50 mm or 135 mm



I nearly always have a zoom lens attached to my camera. I am fortunate to have a selection of zoom lenses to choose from, which cover a range of 18mm to 200mm on an APS-C size sensor. (This means multiplying up by 1.6 to give a standard 35mm frame format, ie approx 29mm to 320mm). In the past, I’ve had a tendency to use the wider angle lens options for landscape views – but nowadays I nearly always prefer longer focal lengths. With wide angle views, I find the detail is usually too small to appreciate fully – but a longer lenses give the ability to focus on the details and be more selective with portions of a view.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

Love Lock Bridge, Bakewell. UK

100s if not 1000s of locks attached to this pedestrian bridge over the River Wye at Bakewell. The bridge takes people from the main car park to the town centre – where you can purchase the famous Bakewell Pudding – or buy another lock to add to the bridge.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

The Reform Tower

Also known as ‘The Stanton Tower’ and ‘Earl Grey Memorial Tower’.

The tower was erected following the passing of the Representation of the People Act in 1832 – which ‘threw a spanner in the works’ of representational democracy in Parliament.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—