I am an obsessive general photographer though I haven't yet photographed a General.
I started taking photographs when I was fifteen years old. I more or less stopped taking photographs when I was in my mid twenties, when music took over as my main interest.
In 2008 I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D40x and photography has taken over my world once more.
I quickly out grew the D40x and after about six months shooting with it I bought the D300 which I love to bits.
I love everything about photography except of course the cost of equipment.
In most of my images I try to describe how the location made me feel when I was there, to express and prompt an emotional response rather than merely describe a place or a moment.
Whether or not I succeed in achieving this is for you to decide. My world through my eyes coloured by my life experiences.
I hope you find something of interest among my many and varied images.
My Photography Equipment:
Great for landscape/waterscape work. Opens up many creative opportunities due to the perspective distortion that it creates.
An excellent all rounder. Good for most landscape/waterscape situations, portrait, nature and great for street work.
Good for portrait, wildlife, sport and close up work.
Nikkor f1.8 50mm
This is a great way to force yourself to really think about what you are doing, fixed focal length. Makes you move about a lot more than working with a zoom and concentrate on composition. I sometimes go out with just this lens.
Sigma f2.8 28mm filtermatic. Same applies as with the Nikkor above.
Tamron SP-90 AF f2.8 1:1 Macro. Ideal for extreme close up work and perfect for portraiture. This is a very sharp lens indeed.
Manfrotto tripod with ball head.
Essential for landscape/waterscape, low light, HDR shots and when massive depth of field is needed (very small aperture)
Benbo Trekker tripod with Kennet ball head for close up and macro work outdoors.
Cokin circular polarisor
Cokin ND grads 2, 4, and 8
Cokin ND 8
ND100 10 stop
These filters are always with me, they are the basic aids to controlling contrast and exposure duration, especially in landscape/waterscape.
Current Residence: Morley, West Yorkshire, England
Favourite genre of music: Rock, Folk, Celtic, Blues
Favourite style of art: Photography / Music
MP3 player of choice: MP what?
Personal Quote: If things don't change they'll stay as they are.
The Life of Brian
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Frank Zappa, Hoven Droven, Korpiklaani.
Spike Milligan. Douglas Adams.
Tools of the Trade
Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm, Sigma 18-200mm, Sigma 70-300mm, Tamron SP AF 90mm macro, Nikkor 50mm
Music, Photography, Climbing, painting