About This Site

Many thanks for visiting.  I am a Norfolk U.K based amateur photographer with a variety of interests, from searching quiet countryside for birds and butterflies, to the adrenaline rush of mighty dragsters. In this blog I hope to share with you some of my images and experiences.  Check out the HOME page for portfolios of images.  The BLOG page is short accounts.

I have been a nature lover from a very young age.  Living in Norfolk gives me access to some superb sites, however it’s nice to visit other parts of the Country to see and photograph new species.

Drag racing is another of my interests.  I have been going to meetings since 1976 and still love it. The noise, smell, colour, speed and close-up action is addictive.  This is the worlds fastest most powerful motorsport.

I started taking photographs as a small child when I was given a Box Brownie.   Later I had various 110 instamatics before purchasing my first 35mm slr, a mighty Zenit ttl.  A few years ago I inherited a Nikon D3100.  Once I had learned how to use it and edit pictures on the pc (not computer literate!) I was hooked.  Now I have the D5300 and love it and hope my images keep improving.

Hope you enjoy this site, if you wish to follow click the box on the right  Brian Hicks.

Swallowtail butterfly at Hickling Broad Norfolk.
Steve Woollatt launches The Dealer Top Fuel Bike (image from 2016 National Finals)
Heath fritillary in Essex
Banded Demoiselle Warham Camp
‘Time Traveller II’ slingshot dragster
Female Stonechat at Dunwich in January 2017
Common Darter (Sympetrum striolatum)
Colin Millar, Outlaw Anglia