I have been interested in photography for as long as I can remember. My first real camera was a Pentax SP500 Spotmatic, bought in 1971. I used Nikon equipment for many years and then changed to Canon when I moved to Digital. I mainly use a Canon 7D and a Canon 40D with 100-400L and 70-200L lenses.
I have been a member of Durham Photographic Society www.d-p-s.org.uk for almost 30 years although for the past 14 years I have lived in Florida. I still attend the meetings when I am in Durham and enter the digital image competitions by email from from Florida. Last year I was fortunate to win the clubs - Digital Trophy and this year I have won the Pixel Trophy and the Fillingham Trophy
I recently became interested in photographing birds, alligators and other wildlife in Florida and now concentrate mainly on this (apart from photos of our young grandchildren).
A photo of Longstone Lighthouse that I took recently was chosen for the 2009 Trinity House Calendar.
I recently was awarded 1st. prize in the Reptile section and a Highly Commended in the Bird section of the 2009 Gatorland Photo Contest.
In the 22nd. Annual Chertok Nature Photography contest presented by the Orange Audubon Society I gained an Honorable Mention in the Actions and Interactions category.
I welcome your feedback, comments and advice so please feel free to contact me-