Bill Barnes - About


Since retiring, somewhat broken, from a communication management career, I’ve had more time to develop other skills and found a great interest in digital photography, especially the natural world.  

My wife Trish and I love to travel to beautiful (warm?) Places, interrupted by COVID of course.

I’ve, in retirement, volunteered for our community, designed websites, campaigned, organised and designed for action groups, MP and councillors, designed souvenirs, clothing, books, calendars and posters and a shop for Radio Caroline still on air online today. I edited and designed the stations fan mag HORIZON MAGAZINE for its last decade.

Now I just enjoy being a Husband, Dad and Grandad, walk the dogs, camera ready for the local nature and travel when allowed again!


Colin Harvey Photographer

Long time friend Colin was Principal Photographer at the National Gallery. Showcasing here his Fine Art and Landscape Photography. Now retired in Norfolk he photographs the local landscape and ‘critters’ and is working at becoming an artist when not on long walks with his dog.

Temperance House Farm Derbyshire

A fine cottage to stay with friends James & Angela Dethick, if visiting Derbyshire’s Peak District.

My photography…

I currently use a Lumix G9 camera and micro four thirds lenses and regularly post photos on Facebook

I’m a contributing member of camera brand specific Lumix Experience on Facebook

On Instagram I share my nature photos with friends and many superb international photographers.

I’ve now added a Vero page to show off my nature pics in high resolution and share with some amazing photographers.

I now contribute to groups including The British Wildlife Photography Group on Facebook and locally Chesterfield Wildlife and Nature

I also follow ePhotozine with a small high resolution gallery, sister site to Pentax User I used to frequent when I owned that brand.


Here in Chesterfield on the edge of The Peak District we have lots of brown field industrial land to build on. Locally we have little oases of green space. One such is Manor Fields, once school playing fields, nearly sold off cheaply by the County Council to build ‘executive’ homes on. We stopped them! Now preserved by local trust Manor Fields Association for all to enjoy. Please support them..

My views…         

I’m no longer an activist affiliated to a political party but keep up with the fight against bigotry, injustice and corruption in our world through the only independent press in the UK, The Guardian. Sadly increased apathy and antipathy by voters to our political system leads us to where we are today. Social media sadly leaves us in our own bubbles often preaching to the converted or as bad not at all. Thus I mostly stick to family, wildlife and nature, until I get angry again of a day with the fools in charge!

Have a good day. Thank you for visiting, Bill

Contact us by Facebook Messenger if you don’t have our private email. Too much spam if I add an email link here!

On Instagram where I share mainly wildlife photos   

Facebook where I interact with friends and private interest photo groups.

Facebook Messenger

ePHOTOzine gallery for a few photos in very high quality

Vero is a superb way to share high quality photos & discover

I Enjoyed photographing Manor Fields Association ‘Fun Dog Show’  2022 - Album on their page

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