A short bio (or self-justification!)

This is a selection of some of the images I have acquired and created over the last 10 or so years. I started in photography, like most, with a black and white Instamatic. In the 70's, I developed and printed my own black and white, and then some colour prints from slides. Again, like most, I have a collection of thousands of slides, most of which will never see the light of day, unless I get motivated to review, cull and scan, I suspect more cull than scan. With the advent of the digital revolution in photography,  it is easy to review and cull at and just after the moment of capture, rather than waiting to get home and get the prints or slides back from the processer. Digital also makes it easier to share images, via websites like this, flash drives to review at leisure, and self-published coffee table books. Anything but the dreaded slide nights from the 60's and 70's.

Currently, I use Nikon cameras and lens, with aid from the Lumix point & shoot LX5. I also have a box of obsolete Nikons, Minoltas, various lenses and a venerable Rolleiflex T. Over the last 10 years, I have been lucky enough to visit the Antarctic and Arctic many times, and hope that other people will get as much enjoyment from these images as I have. Home is on the sub-tropical coast of Queensland, hence some images of beaches and sunshine.

Some people say that if your image needs a caption, you've failed to make a decent image. However, sometimes, it's useful to know the time and place, and some history behind the image. As I get time, I shall try and add captions if I think they may be helpful.


PS I shall use the space at right for my Image of the Week, and after a week or so, will then file it in the IotW folder. (Browse>Galleries).

Reflections in Raudfjord, Svalbard.

July 25th 1014. Nothing recent so an oldie not published yet. This image is from 2010, a big blue day in Svalbard, with absolutely mirror-like reflections as we steamed into and then out of Raudfjord, near Monaco Glacier. For more like this, have a look at the Arctic Sea and Landscape gallery. Nikon D300 with Sigma 10-20 lens.

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