I cannot remember a time when I was not fascinated by the natural world, nor when I started to become interested in my father’s talent with his camera. But I do remember that from then on photography became a very important part of my life. When work eventually provided enough funds, I upgraded to a pair of Pentax 67s, and began taking and producing monochrome prints in my darkroom, achieving an ARPS in 2006.
The new millennium saw these two passions converge quite dramatically when I discovered digital photography and, in particular, the ability to produce high quality colour prints at home. Suddenly, features like autofocus and super-telephoto lenses opened up a whole new world of possibilities in wildlife photography, which I continue to explore. I love watching wildlife through a long lens and I become captivated by animals and birds as they potter about doing whatever it is they happen to be doing. Having retired I am now increasing my travel radius to include the Arctic Circle and the Americas. I use Canon equipment, including various incarnations of their 5D and lenses up to 500mm (for as long as I am able to carry it).