I began taking pictures around the age of 12, but have no illusions-my talent is limited. What I do want to share is the pleasure (which I think is obvious) this hobby has given me for well over 50 years.
An interest in Natural History, and time spent walking hills and coasts provides opportunities to photograph a wide range of subjects.Fungi,wild flowers, insects and scenery are my inspiration.I am probably a naturalist who takes photographs rather than a photographer who takes nature photographs.The site is intended to convey a love of nature more than photographic skills.Retirement from teaching some 12 years ago gave me time to take pictures. Although in my 70’s, I keep as up to date as possible with technology.
Where are my pictures taken?
Most are taken within a radius of 50 miles of Cookstown,Co.Tyrone. Fortunately within 50 miles there are unspoiled coastlines,lakes,rivers and mountains.For me, pictures just happen-I don’t go looking for special sunsets or sunrises nor do I spend hours setting up a picture-but maybe I should !
What I can afford.Two Sigma SLR’s and a range of Sigma lenses are mostly used and sometimes a Canon Compact which also produces excellent photos.Relatively small files from the Sigma cameras can be used to produce quite large prints with little deterioration in quality.