Welcome to our blog,
Its New year’s Eve 2015 and it seems the perfect time to update our profile.
Thank you for visiting Derwentvalleyphotography, we are a father and son team based in the North East of England just outside Newcastle upon Tyne.
We have now been running this blog for two years, how time flies when you’re doing something you enjoy. We’d just like to thank everyone who has participated in our journey so far. Every like, every comment and every follow is greatly appreciated. It has kept us going, it has pushed us to take more pictures, to go to more places and to practice what we love. So once again thank you.
But what now? Where should we go next? What should we try next? What should we start doing that so far we haven’t?
We’ve started to think commercial, is this the right decision. Is what we take commercial and if it is how and where should we be looking to sell our photos?
We have profiles on Flickr and Eyeem, (links below) but where else if anywhere should we be active?
All comments, suggestions and advice will be greatly appreciated.
Once again thank you for supporting us over the last 2 years.
99 thoughts on “About us”
Thanks for following my blog! I hope to some day make it to your part of the world. Until then,I’ll enjoy your photos.
Not a problem, the photos I’ve seen so far on your blog are amazing. Hope we continue to post pictures you enjoy :-). Lee
Thanks for visiting my blog and for liking my photo. You have a great tandem here that resulted to great photos. Keep it up!
Thank you for Visiting our site also and for following us, its much appreciated :-).
Thank you for your kind comments,
Your picture of the 1962 IMPALA its amazing.
Hello Friend! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You are in no way obligated to accept it but, if you would like to, please follow this link: http://aspernauts.wordpress.com/2014/01/14/liebster-award/
Kindest Regards, K x
Many thanks for the nomination,but after looking at the link we aren’t sure that it’s for us.
Thanks again,Jimmy & Lee.
No worries. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea! 🙂
What a treasure trove of great photos here. Don’t want to clog your in-box with too many ‘likes’ but I enjoy both your views of the world.
Thanks for following Daytripper Sippers. Cheerio, CC.
– Can I ask what cameras you use?
Thank you for the comments, and your more than welcome to fill our inbox with likes there much appreciated and very well received :-). Lee uses a Nikon D5000 with various lens. Where as I use a multitude of different cameras depending on the shot and location.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere and for following. Your support is greatly appreciated, Looking forward to seeing more from you 🙂
Welcome! Thank you for subscribing to follow my blog. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and enjoy the photos I take of life’s events as seen through the lens of my camera.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thank you also for the follow, and i hope you enjoy our future posts 🙂
Great blog from a beautiful part of the world. We can’t wait for our next visit.
Thank you Michael.
Brilliant Blog,nice to find You ,it was a pleasure to be here,Regards from Poland,EM
Thank you very much, glad you like our posts and I hope you continue to enjoy our future photo’s. Regards Lee
Your photos are incredible!! We love what we see and we look forward to seeing more on here 🙂
Glad you like what you see Wisemonkey, and we hope we continue to post photo’s that you enjoy 🙂
This is lovely! Your differing photo interests make an even greater blog.
Thank you, so glad you like are blog :). Hopefully we will continue to post photos you like.
A very interesting blog with an amazing team!
Thank you for stopping by @hadorable.
Looking forward to your new créations!
Cheers for the follow, much appreciated and welcome to my world. Your reason for blogging is to be commended and a great way to receive feedback too. Happy Blogging, MM 🍀
Not a problem meticulousmick, I love your reflections pictures :-). Thank you for your kind comments much appreciated :-).
Great Images and beautiful blog here. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please see this link;
Many thanks for the nomination, and your very kind comments, but for the time being while we get used to blogging and posting our pictures this isn’t something, we’er looking to participate in. Thank you once again for the nomination and very kind words 🙂
Jimmy & Lee.
I have nominated you for the Butterfly Light Awards but appreciate that you do not currently have the time to process. However, those that see the nomination and who currently have not discovered your wonderful photos may well come and visit.
Thank you so much for this nomination and for understanding our current position on awards, this is very much appreciated :-). We our extremely grateful for the thought and the intention to promote our blog and photos to others.
Thanks so much for visiting. You two have some seriously awesome pics.
I had to follow you after seeing your Dogs and Ducks post :-), the Fiat Multipla quote made me laugh.
Thank you for your kind comment, much appreciated.
Thanks, where are you guys from?
A little Village, near Newcastle, England.
Haven’t been that far north when I have been to England.
If you ever get the chance it defiantly worthwhile, especially Hadrian’s wall and the Northumberland coast and national park.
I know, just never had the chance at the time. Always wanted to see hadrians wall, funny enough I follow national geographic on Instagram and one of their photographers posted a great shot of the wall just yesterday
I was up there a few weeks back, around Sycamore Gap. I’ll have to have a look :-).
I really loved your photography. Got inspired by some really awesome shots. 🙂
Thank you for your kind words.
Brilliant blog 🙂 thanks for liking my post.
Thank you very much, thank for the follow 🙂
Hi, thank you for liking my photo essay on the Flowers around Alam Jiwa. It is always heartening when fellow photographers like my stuff.
Your more than welcome Martin :-), love the paradise flowers. Thank you for the follow much appreciated.
Thanks for the follow–I returned the favor! Love, love, LOVE you images–and how cool is it that you’re a father/son duo? I look forward to enjoying your differing view of the world. Your cover shot is awesome, by the way! 🙂
Thank you for returning the favor, much appreciated :-). So glad you like or pictures :-). Newcastle Quayside, with all of it bridges makes an easy target for the camera :-).
Thanks for liking some images on my photo blog. Have a great day!
Not a problem Rich, thanks for visiting our blog 🙂
Fabulous blog. So pleased I have found you. Look forward to seeing more of your works 😉
Thank you very much.
Thanks for liking a bunch of my photos on my blog. Have a great day.
Your very welcome Rich :-).
Hey there Newbie Spikey!
(for your info, a Spikey is the term for folk who are part of the clan known to be followers of Uncle Spike 🙂
Thank you… I really appreciate that as I for one, know how many interesting and entertaining blogs are out there.
Blogging since June 2013, my aim is to deliver an eclectic offering of posts, from my ‘point n shoot’ attempts at basic photography, to the sharing of my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on the farm. Oh, plus a few observations, opinions and lighter-hearted stuff thrown in for good measure.
I normally keep to a couple of posts a day, maybe 3-4 at weekends if I have something special to share. But if you are at a loose end one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too. I have added plenty of categories to help in said digging process.
Thanks again and hope you have a great day…
Your very welcome Uncle Spike
I nominated your beautiful blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. If you’re not interested, I totally get it. But I want you to know how much I appreciate all the contributors to your blog and their work. You can find more info here: http://allisonswanderland.com/2014/09/21/id-like-to-thank/
Thank you very much for nominating us for the versatility award, we are extremely grateful and over whelmed by you kind comments. Unfortunately this is something we are still not looking to participate in, although who knows what the future may bring. Once again thank you very much and we hope we continue to post pictures that you like and enjoy.
Hi there, fantastic blog. I teach Photoshop over in Easington Colliery, if you need any resources or tutorials, I have a downloads page on my website if interested. I will place the link on my blog,
Hi Dominic, Thank you very much for your kind comments, we’ll be sure to check out your website for useful hints and tips. Were always looking to learn new thing and techniques to improve our photos so thank you very much :-).
Hi Lee, you are very welcome. Here is the link if you need it: http://thedailydom.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/want-to-learn-photoshop/
Thank you Dominic
Will be sure to check it out 🙂
Where is the bridge, currently at the top of your blog? Very impressive, both the bridge and the shot.
Sorry for the slow reply, the bridge is the Tyne bridge crossing from Newcastle to Gateshead in the North East of England. Thank you very much, Much appreciated.
I have nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. I see that you usually do not participate in these, and that is fine. But I did nominate your blog and hope others will find it as enjoyable as I do. If you would like to participate please see this post: http://cariaikenart.wordpress.com/2014/10/09/honored-and-blessed/
Thank you for the nomination,but it’s not something that we ever do. Lee and Jimmy.
Hello Jimmy & Lee,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and following it 🙂
Great to find beautiful images from a different part of the world, with two different perspective 🙂
Thanks a lot for sharing and have a beautiful time 🙂
your very welcome :-).
Thank you for visiting our blog and for following us 🙂
It really is amazing how the sometimes simple act of taking a picture and join so many people from so many different places together.
You are absolutely right…
This is a wonderful community and a great place to practice our skill.. I did learn quite a lot from the experts here 🙂
Have a beautiful day ahead 🙂
I’m so glad at the start of the year we set this up, it has been a joy to see everyone’s differing tastes and interests across the world. the encouragement , comments and likes we have received been amazing.
It really is a pleasure to be apart of.
Hi there, thanks for liking my post on photography today on How to Be a Better Human. Your photos are lovely and I’ll be sure to see if they fit the future stories on my blog (with proper credit, of course). Thanks for your generosity!
Hi Susan, your more than welcome, your post was very thought provoking. Its funny how the smallest, simplest things can instill the biggest reactions within people.
We cant wait to see how you fit our photos in to a future story.
I was wondering if peak district is considered as the Derwent valley as well ? I searched for peak district tag in your blog, but couldn’t find any, my geography is not that good and google map is confusing me a bit more.
Hi Darwin, there’s two Derwent Valleys, theirs the more famous one which is in the Peak District and then there is the one in the North East where we live. Its runs from the River Tyne in Gateshead up high on to the Pennines on the North Durham Moors, following the flow of the River Derwent and includes the Derwent reservoir. Hope that helps.
I understand better. I was finding conflicting results in google, I was completely lost and I was getting crazy. Thanks for the clarification 😀
Your very welcome Darwin, we even have to remember to put North East in if we want to search for were we live :-).
Thank you for the recent “like”
The 2 of you complement each other nicely. I look forward to following your blog.
Your very welcome Treerabold. Thank you for the follow and the likes. Hope we continue to post pictures you enjoy. We will look out for your future posts with anticipation. :-).
Hi there! I nominated you for the Creative Blogger’s Award: http://thedarkroomnerd.com/2015/03/23/creative-bloggers-award/
Love your photos! Keep it up 🙂
First off thank you very much Taylor, Much appreciated :-). We are humbled by your kind words and nomination.
Up to this point we have always stated we weren’t sure about participating in the award process, but after discussing it we have decided that this time we will :-). The only issue we currently have is free time to dedicate to fulfilling the requirements. Hopefully we will be able to rectify this on Sunday.
Great concept for a blog – a father / son team. And the pictures are excellent all the way around! I will be following to see more.
Thanks for stopping by my blog too. That brought me here today. I always appreciate a visit. Come back anytime!
Thank you Dennis, we both enjoy taking photos so this seemed the perfect way to show case them :-).
Your very welcome, we will make sure we keep our eyes peeled for your future posts :-).
I honestly didn’t look at your ‘About us’ page until just now and in some ways I kick myself for it but now I’m glad I did. I adore a father and son blog – the eyes of both, similar and yet beautifully different perspectives. What a great idea of expressionism. I’ll have to take more time later and delve a bit deeper but until then – keep your eyes and minds open, explore, shoot and capture.
As for possible mistakes – I don’t believe they exist in photography, not really. To each their own and beauty is in the eye of the beholder (or that’s what’s been said) so capture what moves you both because there are no mistakes in doing so.
I took a picture once while trying to figure out the settings on my camera and I originally looked at it as a mistake but have since found it to be one of my favorites – I’ll publish it shortly. You’ll know it if you look because it’s out of focus.
Art can be many things but it’s how it makes us feel and ignites a passion to continue that’s most important and honestly there is no explanation or reasoning – and that’s a good thing.
Jimmy and Lee – enjoy your journey, I look forward to more!
Thank you very much Tish for your wonderfully kind words. You have no idea how much we appreciate your comment. It means a lot to us and keeps us motivated to continue and explore our passion for photography :-).
We will certainly keep our eyes peeled for your “mistake” and all of your future posts :-).
We hope we continue to post pictures you enjoy and provoke memories and emotions :-).
Thank you once again,
You are indeed welcome and as I said before – I look forward to more. Enjoy!
Hey, I took the liberty of nominating you for the Creative Blog Award: https://epicbloggingnow.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/award/
Hope you don’t mind!
Thank you very much Madvanthi, we are greatly honoured with this nomination thank you.
However having accepted one nomination we have decided the award process is something we do not want to participate .
Once again thank you very much :-).
Aw 😦 Still, it is your blog, your choice! I just love your photographs, so great going with it 🙂
Thank you very much Madvanthi, hopefully you will continue to like our photographs. :-).
Thank you for visiting my blog! I appreciate it very much. 🙂
Your very welcome, I love your images and little bios :-). Thank you for the follow :-).
Gosh, I am so glad you found the blog where I write about photography. Now I know about the two of you. Hey, a father and son team! That is great.
I have only wandered through your site a bit so far, but I like what I see. I look forward to watching your growth in this exciting medium.
I’m glad I liked your post and you commenting on my post. All comments and suggestion are greatly appreciated and taken on board for the future so thank you. Hopefully we will continue to grow and you will enjoy it :-). Here’s to the future.
Thank you very much for the link up
my name is Niki Kefala and I am a Greek journalist. Few weeks ago I create my site http://nikisreviews.com/
I really admire your blog and I wonder if I can make an interview with you.
Thank you very much for visiting our blog, and your kind words, we would be very happy to give an interview.
Lee & Jimmy
Thank you! Can I have your e-mail to send you my questions?
Not a problem Niki, my email address is Cliofirstname.lastname@example.org
great blog..love all your pictures
Thank you so much, glad you like our pictures :-).