Welcome to my website and thank you for taking the time to look at the images.
To me photography is about looking at and appreciating the world around me in a different way and trying, through images, to portray the beauty of life around me; to experiment and to push out the boundaries.
“Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second” (Marc Riboud)
My first camera was a Kodak Brownie 127 film camera followed by a succession of film point and shoot cameras. I had always enjoyed taking pictures, particularly as my children were growing up, but my photographs were purely a record of my children, family pets and holidays. I received my first DSLR seven years ago and was determined to learn to take control of my camera rather than let it control me. As I learned how to use the controls and understand how I could make it work for me, I began to appreciate photography as an art form. Initially I was only interested in landscape photography: capturing the different light across landscape and seascape scenes particularly at sunrise and sunset. I then started to take an interest in photographing wildlife, followed by close up and abstract photography. I am still seeking my niche as these photographs show.
As the great Ansel Adams said "You don't take a photograph, you make it"
So my photographic journey is ever evolving and as I learn new techniques I realise that I still have a long way to go.