Spitfire

Home page of the Marjasons

What

This site is an album of photographs almost entirely taken by me over the last 30 years. Most relate to either cars or travel, sometimes both.

Who

The Marjasons are Reg, the author of these pages, his wife Briony and their daughters Caroline, Emily and Tori.

Where

We live in a village called Walkern, about five miles east of Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England. We've done more than our fair share of travelling. As well as a few excellent holidays we've also lived in Abu Dhabi, Lagos and Athens.

Why

These pages came into being when we were all living in Abu Dhabi. They served the dual purpose of enabling me to learn the rudiments of web-publishing and depressing our friends at home with details of our, temporary, exotic lifestyle. Since then they have grown into a fair sized photo album centred largely on travel and things with wheels or wings.

I am afflicted with a serious automotive fetish which, all treatments having failed, resulted in the building of a Caterham 7 in Spring 2000. A lot of the content here relates to this, especially the build pictures.

How

For those interested in the technical side of things, the site has been developed using Adobe Dreamweaver CS4, Fireworks CS4 and Adobe Lightroom 5. All the pages (except this one) are generated automatically from Lightroom using a custom template and it's all formatted using CSS except for a tiny bit of Javascript for the rollover in the page header and the Javascript generated by Lightroom.

Most of the early images were taken using a Canon EOS5 film camera, except those in Nigeria where an Olympus Mu was used (less conspicuous), and have been scanned direct from a mixture of negative and reversal film on a Nikon Coolscan IV ED film scanner. More recently I've been using Canon 10D, 30D, 50D and now 7D digital SLRs with Canon 17-40mm and 35-350mm L series lenses, a Canon 15-85mm EFS, a Sigma 50mm 1.4 prime and a Canon 10-22mm wide angle zoom.

Contact

I hope you enjoy what you find here. Please feel free to contact me should you wish by clicking here.

Hosting

If you're looking for a web host for your own site I can highly recommend 1&1 Internet who have hosted this site for many years and have proven to be both good value and reliable.

Copyright © 2009 Reg Marjason

Last updated 30 June, 2013