I'm sure I have had an interest in Photography for most of my life, however, my real interest didn't start out until 2011, when I bought a Nikon D3000 DSLR camera. A few years later I changed my camera to a Canon 60D, joined a local Camera club and pursued my photography with greater enthusiasm.
As a single retired soul, I was free to explore the many wonderful places of interest to photographers, developing a particular love for the County of Yorkshire. With the help of Google Maps and my Satellite Navigator in my Smart Car I was able to explore new locations to add to my portfolio.
As a keen enthusiast, I upgraded my camera to the Canon 80D. As I am particularly attached to the adjustable Live View screen, I haven't been tempted to move up to the higher end DSLRs that don't have this feature.
2018 had me confined to quarters whilst I recovered from a Knee replacement surgery. I had also become a keen Crown Green Bowler, so my Photography took something of a back seat. Though I did capture photos of the various clubs I visited and posted them on Google maps. Sadly, most of them have now disappeared.
2020 was my biggest take up in my photography. I was with a new Camera club where I met a lovely woman during one of the Trophy presentation dinners. She was such a keen enthusiast with, what I recognised as a natural talent with her camera. It was such a pleasure to see this fresh talent and enthusiasm, she was such a lovely companion and Photo Buddy. We spent many wonderful times together through that year, capturing from many different locations.
We had a wonderful relationship that sadly has now come to an end. I miss her enthusiasm and the smile on her face when she spotted something in the undergrowth, most of us would miss. I still miss her whenever I am out, now alone, but my love for Photography pushes me ever onwards. 2020, along with my Photo Buddy, in spite of the lock down restrictions, proved to be the most productive I have had since taking up a camera. I put that mainly down to my FPB who inspired me so much. I will get around to transferring my photos from that year and my archives. I hope you will find as much enjoyment viewing them as I did taking them.
I am not by any means an expert with my camera but like all of us, now and again I pull one out of the camera that suitably satisfies and I hope brings enjoyment to all who views them. I do use Post op editing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. However I am consciously attempting to get my settings right in camera so I need less time in editing. Please feel free to offer your gentle critique on any of my images. I'm a firm believer that there is always more to learn in the art of Photography and thank you for visiting my collection.