I came to this wonderful art form rather later in life (now in my late 70's), than I would have preferred. Somehow life and my work as a cabaret entertainer got in the way and although my work took me all around the globe, belatedly I wish I had taken a camera with me along with the microphone instead of waiting so long to get started. The only continent I haven't managed to visit so far is South America, but there is still time, maybe.
I have always been interested in photography. I can remember having a Brownie 127 as a 9 yr old and recall watching wildlife programmes on TV going back as far as Hans & Lotte Hass and Jacques Cousteau then filmed in black and white (really showing my age now). I was fascinated by it all and yearned to be one of those underwater cameramen, but due to being one of the world's worst swimmers it never happened. I did try scuba diving about 25 years ago but quickly discovered that I was much safer on dry land than in the water.
Now that I have more than reached retirement age and "allegedly" have time on my hands, (until I'm spotted sitting down), I love spending time with my camera and then later processing my shots using today's modern technologies. I am slowly learning, and hopefully will continue to improve in all aspects as time goes by. I bought my first DSLR in 2007, a Canon 400D but only started getting to grips with the creative side after going on a basic camera course in 2012 whilst living in Spain. A big thank you must go to Paul Ashton & David Stokes at "Photogenics Costa Blanca" for their patience in helping me to understand the "Eternal Triangle" in relation to cameras. Something I could never get to grips with by reading the manuals. It just would not "click" with me. 2015 saw me upgrade to a Canon 7D + kit lens and an EF 17-40L USM lens which was great for landscapes etc, Canon 75-300 zoom and sometimes a Sigma 105mm macro lens for doing close-up shots. Not to mention monopods , tripod, flash gun, + filters, etc, etc, most of which never got used. I got to that stage in life when carrying all that gear around got the better of me, so I "downsized" to a mirrorless Panasonic G3 with a Lumix 14-42 kit lens, a 45-200 zoom and a Leica 100-400 superzoom. Much easier to carry round!!!!......She, (who must be obeyed at all times), treated herself to a the G10 and I've been told that from now on I have to include some of her shots on "our" site. Watch out for her name against them. On the image captions you will find (TR) to differentiate.
The latest news is...........we have traded in our Lumix's and reverted back to Canon, with me treating myself to a Canon RP mirrorless full frame and Toni to a Powershot SX70. We find the menus so much easier to use than those on the Panasonics.
We don't specialize in any particular genre, but I like landscapes/travel shots and find differing skies fascinating. The "boss" prefers birds, flowers and all things nature, making the images here quite diverse. Please enjoy browsing through the galleries.
Thanks for taking the time to view my (our) site and happy snapping.
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