Long struggling amateur photographer, love taking photographs, always something to learn. (Especially in LR & PS). Love rebuilding, restoring and falling off old British Motor bikes. After my '69 Bonnie re arranged my Achilles' tendon with a major kickback, my main interests have veered back toward photography after a considerable break. (My how things have changed).
Landscape is my first love.
Ex mountain leader loves the Mountains, Wilds and Outdoors, Expeditions and Walking etc. Ex Fleet Air Arm and Ex Scout Leader. A lot of Ex's there, I won't put the other EX's it starts getting boring.
Still striving to get that perfect shot before they nail me in my box! First camera was a Brownie 127 (secondhand), then Zeiss Contina 35mm, Zenith E, etc etc. (you would have thought i'd have learnt enough to take photographs properly by now).
September 3
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Main Camera
Nikon D700
Lens #1
Nikon 17-55mm f2.8g
Lens #2
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Lens #3
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
Lens #4
Zeiss 21mm
Remote timer release, CPL filters , Lee grads, loads of other junk
Camera Bag
Kata, Tamrac etc
Manfrotto 055 pro, arca ball heads
Software & Operating System
Win 7 64, LR5, PS5, (Also Red Hat, Ubuntu, WinXP, Win8)
Technical Consultant


Even my mistakes are perfect!
There's no such thing as a stupid question!
'Experts' .. 'X' is the unknown quantity and a 'Spurt' is a drip under pressure!



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