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Canoeing, photographs, images, photos of canoeing, gallery
walking, winter, photographs, images, photos of hillwalking, munros
photographs, images, nature, coast, England, south east, downs, waves, beach
photographs, images, wildlife, birds, snakes, deer, mink, lizard

About my photography

I first started taking pictures as a child, with a Kodak Instamatic, mostly during our family trips to places like Iceland and Norway. When about 15, I bought my uncle Alan's old Pentax Spotmatic SLR off him with my Christmas money, and learnt much more about photography using that. 

Years later, after a bit of a hiatus when I didn't take many photos, I rediscovered my interest when taking up canoeing, and quickly went digital. I drowned my first secondhand DSLR after putting it down in the bottom of a wet canoe following a descent of a weir, so bought a waterproof compact instead. Though this was fine, it was a bit basic, and I eventually bought another DSLR and a solid PeliStorm case to stop it getting drowned again. 

I consider myself an instinctive photographer, rather than a trained, technically good, one. Most of my images are taken on the spur of the moment, when outdoors enjoying the countryside, rather than pre-planned and patiently considered as the truly good photographers will do. Nevertheless, I like to think my instinct, eye, and composition are pretty good, and am always learning simply through the large number of photos I take and "process" in Lightroom.

I currently use a Canon 700D with an 18-135mm "kit" lens which covers most options for a photographer on the move, but is pretty much an entry-level outfit compared with some! I back this up with a waterproof Olympus TG2 which sits in my pocket when canoeing, which comes out when going down moving water and I daren't take the DSLR out of the PeliCase.

If anybody has any interest in using any of my images, please get in touch.

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