I’ve always had an interest in photography. It started with 35mm film SLR cameras. My first camera was a 1970’s Russian built Zenith-E SLR. As well as taking pictures I enjoyed developing and printing my own B&W film in a makeshift darkroom in the bathroom and learning processing techniques such as ‘dodging & burning’. My other passion alongside photography is cycling.
As my interest with film photography faded, I rekindled an old interest I’d had in Astronomy and astrophotography was a natural follow on. My background in electronics helped & I was soon modifying video webcams for long exposure photography trying to capture images of the planets & feint galaxies and nebula’s. I remember the excitement the first time I imaged Jupiter & Saturn (circa. 2003) and processed them on my laptop. The equipment I used got upgraded to where I was imaging using a dedicated cooled CCD astro camera with computerized tracking mount, auto-guider and a selection of different narrow band filters. A typical single exposure was 10 mins long & you’d have to take multiple exposures in order to get a ‘decent’ final image. The moon, weather & light pollution all played their part and it could sometimes take weeks to get an image. I still have all the astro-kit & will get back into imaging with it one day. A selection of the images I have taken are in the ‘Astro’ section of my Gallery page.
Over the last few years I’ve been hit with the photography bug again – this time digital. I enjoy all types of photography but enjoy Landscape Photography & the outdoor experience that goes with it. I’ve gone through various cameras and my current kit comprises an EOS 5D MkIV with 24-70mm & 70-200mm lens. I use a Manfrotto tripod & selection of Lee filters. For processing I use Adobe Light Room & Photoshop. I recently purchased a Canon PRO10S printer.
I want to use this webpage to share a selection of the images I have taken. I would be happy to provide any of my images as FineArt prints should anyone decide they would like to purchase them. Please feel free to comment or contact me direct via the contact page. Life is all about ‘learning & changing’ so any comments good or bad either on the webpage or images will be gratefully received. Thank you for visiting.