I have been seriously taking photographs for just over ten years. I changed from 35mm film to a digital camera about five years ago – and it changed my entire approach to photography. I had always wished that I had the talent to paint the beautiful things that I see around me in nature. I often wanted to capture what I called my ‘happy moments’. Through the lens of my camera I can achieve both goals. I seem to see vibrant colours, delightful abstract patterns, and interesting textures all around me. Even the leaves of weeds can look striking – I took the shot of the dock leaf shown above while digging my allotment yesterday.
I am always taking photographs and love to use them to illustrate the articles on natural history that I write for Jessica’s Nature Blog. Over the last year I have generated many detailed shots of natural history subjects and experimented with digital manipulation. I have tried out ways of depicting movement in water and sediments. Far too many pictures to feed the blog! I have had generous feedback and support from my blog readers – and that has encouraged me to branch out into show-casing a selection of my images in a new site. I will continue to write the blog as usual but post photographs to the new site as well.
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