Landscape, travel and sports photography

I had a long career as a chartered civil engineer [FICE], including 10 years living and working in Africa. I have been fortunate to have worked on numerous civil engineering projects worldwide, travelled to many countries and met, and worked with, interesting and talented people. Civil engineering offers an exciting career with numerous opportunities to experience technical and human challenges. In retirement I took up serious photography in 2008. Enjoying the great outdoors landscape photography has enabled me to continue that experience and record through my photography the beauty of our environment.

My favourite photographic genre is landscape and I draw inspiration from leading professionals. In particular I admire the work of Joe Cornish, a leading British landscape photographer, the late Peter Dombrovskis [Australia] for his work in Tasmania, Jack Dykinga [USA], Ansel Adams [USA] and David Ward of the UK. The view has been expressed by professionals that instead of trying to develop, or copy, a particular style let the style come to you - I hope that this is taking place as my photography progresses.

One of the joys that I experience in landscape photography, and I know many others do likewise, is to soak up the atmosphere of the environment and enjoy the moment; never to be repeated. It is my ambition to travel to more remote locations and also to have an exhibition of my work.

I have become interested in sports photography and have attended various events including baseball [in Taiwan], indoor cycling [in London Olympic arena and the Manchester velodrome], greyhound racing [in Kent] and slalom [at European championships in Nottingham, UK].

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