Welcome to my web site.
The name of the web site was chosen because my main interest is in all aspects of nature photography. Something that I have been doing for over half of my 50+ years using a camera.
The images on this site are representative of my photography today which through club photography has encouraged me to expand to subjects other than nature with varying degrees of success.
In May 2010 my wife and I moved to Aviemore in Scotland. We have been visiting this area for some 20 years for family holidays and also for bird watching and photography. The backdrop to the garden of our new house is the northern extension of the Craigellachie Nature Reserve. It is a birch wooded hill that leads onto a pine wood part of which was used for timber in the past. We are regularly visited by Red Squirrel, Red Deer, Slow-worm, Bank Vole and a whole range of local birds including Siskin. Hopefully the back garden will provide a good wildlife list and plenty of opportunities for photography ‘on the doorstop’. The Wildlife - Scotland section contains images I have taken of wildlife some of which is particular to this beautiful area of the UK.
My 35mm and digital equipment is Canon as it builds upon my earlier investment (is that the right word?) in expensive prime lenses. However, this kit is getting quite heavy to lug around on some of my birding trips so in October 2019 I purchased a Sony DSC RX10iv bridge camera which, using the optimised x2 digital extension, gives me 1200 mm focal length (35 mm equivalent). I have been experimenting with it and so far am very impressed even with the x2 extension. Image quality is good the only real downside is the rather poor battery life with non-Sony batteries. Some of the images on the galleries page for Scotland/Wildlife/Birds have been taken using this lens.
I am a Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society.