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Antique (1970) Hasselblad 500C coming up for sale, details and more pics at: 


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360 panorama of Rethymnon harbour just after sunrise. Use the controls above or click on image to zoom and drag to pan.


New Crete photography website with stunning images of the island:


Looking down on the south coast resort of Plakias

Looking down on the South coast resort of Plakias, Crete during a spring storm.  


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A selection of my high resolution HDR processed photographs: 

The blue sea and distant White Mountains Early moring light The distant snow capped peak of Mt. Ida Rethymnon lighthouse with the distant snow capped White Mountains floating in the clouds Mountain foothils shrouded in mist and rain Stormy sky over Mt. Ida Thumbnails, click individual images for larger version


Other photographs...

Preying Mantis

A Preying Mantis in defence mode not only spreads its wings to make

itself look big and imposing but hisses like a cat too!

 (Nikon D80 + 60mm Micro Nikkor)


Around the age of eight or nine I received my first camera; a second hand TLR - Twin Lens Reflex. That sparked off a lifelong interest in photography.  

Camera collection


High Resolution Images - click on thumbnails to see an 800 pixel image.  Original image size is over 3,000 pixels wide; from Nikon D80 (10megapixel)  

High quality un-mounted photographic paper prints available click here to enquire.  For high resolution digital images, commercial usage and rates click here and post details of your requirements.  I have many more stock images placed with  Photographers Direct - stock photography images (click the logo)

Custom posters to the size you want, ready to print, delivered to your door.  See the U Print Posters page for details.


Orion and the Pleiades

Orion and the Pleiades - click the image for a more detailed 1,200 pixel wide image.  The three stars that make up Orion's belt are just above the 'T' and the Pleiades are just above the 'n'.  The bright orange star straight up from the right hand edge of the 'T' is Betelgeuse  

(Taken with Nikon D80, processed in Bibble to realise the true colours of the stars and Neat Image for noise reduction) 


More Images - click on thumbnails

  1. Piccadilly Circus c.1970  - Rollie 6x6cm TLR (I forget the model number)

  2. House in Berkshire (October 1975)  -  Praktica SLR, standard f2.8 50mm lens

  3. Shooting 'What's In It For Me' a training video for Longbow Films, London

  4. My old compact bedroom studio SVHS offline edit suite, London  -  Polaroid instant camera

  5. Backstage fun at the Reading festival  -  Olympus XA 35mm pocket camera

  6. The spectacular sight of comet Taken in March 1996 from an Olive grove in the Cretan countryside (very little light pollution) with a standard Nikor 50mm f1.2 lens and 400ASA film.  Published in the July 1996 edition of Astronomy magazine    

  1. Saint Paul's Bay Rhodes, Greece  - Mamiya 330 6x6cm TLR 100ASA Fuji film

  2. Three Blind Mice on the BBC (Big Black Cat)  - FinePix A605 pocket digital camera. A whole series of daft pictures inspired by an SOS thread more here

  3. Painted Lady butterfly  - Nikor f2.8 60mm macro lens 100ASA Fuji film 

  4. Preying Mantis in classic pose  - FinePix A605 pocket digital camera

  5. Olive grove and Rena  - FinePix A605

  6. Peace frog  - FinePix A605 

  1. Turtle off the coast of Crete - Tamron f2.5 28mm lens, Nikon FE in waterproof housing

  2. Solar eclipse 29th March 2006 projected through a pair of 7x50 binoculars  - FinePix A605

  3. A beautiful Leopard snake - FinePix A605. The Leopard snakes common Greek name is "Spitofido," which can be loosely translated as "House Snake."   On one occasion we found one under the computer keyboard!

  4. Setting new moon 28 May 2006 - Olympus 720SW

  5. Rising full moon over Mt. Ida 11 June 2006 - Olympus 720SW

  6. Distant shot of Rethymno and the White Mountain range - Olympus 720SW

  1. Rethymno lighthouse and the White Mountain range - Olympus 720SW

  2. Female  Wasp Spider - Olympus 720SW

  3. Mollusc - Olympus 720SW  (the camera is 100% waterproof)

  4. Bass - Olympus 720SW

  5. Seascape - Olympus 720SW

  6. Terrapin - Olympus 720SW

  1. Weasel taking a quick drink - Olympus 720SW

  2. Bittern front - Olympus 720SW

  3. Bittern side - Olympus 720SW

  4. Local stream - Olympus 720SW

  5. Bars do not a prison make - Olympus 720SW

  6. Lenticular clouds over Mt. Ida - Olympus 720SW


Panoramic beach photograph

Composite (4 images) panoramic shot - Olympus 720SW

Raptor on the wing

Raptor on the wing - taken with Nikon D200

Green Grasshopper

Taken with Olympus 720SW pocket digital camera

All images Tim Rainey 2007

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Last updated:  2 January 2010
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