I started my ship spotting and photography as a hobby when I left school
in 1981. During the next year I met Michael
Michael was a very good photographer but very camera shy - the photo above was taken when he was 21.
Unfortunately our ability to visit the ports was curtailed in 2003 when
new security measures meant enthusiasts were no
Sadly Michael's health started to deteriorate a few years ago and he was unable to make as many trips out.
Michael passed away early on 12th December 2010.
I asked the family if I could make arrangements for Michael's collection
of photos, negatives and slides to be
|I will start with a collection of photos
taken from one of Michael's favourite locations,
the Humber Bridge. This was the one spot on the Humber we could rival Sky-Photos
and get aerial views of ships - albeit mostly coasters. We were also fortunate in the
1980's, as due to the miners dispute we had some very good tides with many ships,
on one occassion we had 19 vessels recorded on the tide.
|Humber Bridge G-N|
|Humber Bridge O-Z|
|General Cargo A-M|
|General Cargo N-Z|