I live in Gloucestershire on
the edge of the Forest of Dean. This is a wonderful area for
photography with both stunning scenery and wildlife. The
Forest of Dean holds all the common woodland birds but some
rarities as well, hawfinches, crossbills and lesser spotted
woodpeckers being a few. The mammal population, including
fallow deer, has been augmented in recent years by wild
boar. The latter are proving to be a bit of a nuisance –
they root up gardens and cricket pitches etc. but they do
taste good and many butchers sell boar meat and sausages.
I have always been interested
in photography and have specialised in wildlife more
recently with a few trips to great areas in Europe such as
the Outer Hebrides, Extremadura and the Pyrenees.
Most of my work has been with
a Canon EOS 7d and several telephoto lenses but more
recently I have decided to ditch the weight of this and go
micro 4/3. I now use a Panasonic GX8 and Panasonic/Leica
100-400mm lens. I am a walker who likes to take photos as
opposed to a photographer who walks if he has to. Walking in
the Pyrenees last autumn with my old heavy gear in
temperatures of 35 deg C finally persuaded me to change.
I hope you like browsing
through the pictures I have taken, come back periodically as
I update the website with newer material.