My interest in natural history began at an early age but my interest in photography did not begin in any serious way until well after my retirement and these two interests have now combined to become a passion. At an early stage in my photographic career I developed an interest in monochrome photography and an example can be seen in my images. My preferred medium for presenting images is prints as being able to hold and examine something tangible adds to the experience. In pursuit of my hobby I have been fortunate to travel extensively. Since joining Smethwick PS I have become enjoy entering both national and international competitions and have enjoyed a modicum of success. I regularly give talks to camera clubs and enjoy passing on the knowledge that I have gained to others.