The Photographer
My interest in photography took off when I borrowed a friend's Nikon FM2 whilst in Plymouth Poly for three years (thanks John!). Since then I have used a variety of cameras from an Olympus OM10 to a Pentax ME Super, followed by a series of Nikons (FE2's and F100) and a Pentax 645 Medium format film camera. Then the digital age dawned and I bought a Nikon D70. With the advent of Canon's full frame sensor, I jumped ship and bought a Canon 5D and I now use a 5D Mk 11. My "standard" lens is probably the Canon 24-70mm f2.8 which accounts for 75% of my images. I use a Manfrotto Neotec tripod with Manfrotto ball and socket head, a cable release and a hotshoe mounted spirit level.
I use Lee filters when necessary and process my Raw images using Capture One. Further post processing is done with Photoshop CS2 (time to upgrade very soon).
Equipment is all very well, but I'm not really that interested in it, as long as it delivers quality results. For me, photography is all about capturing the atmosphere of a place and that usually means using great light. Most of the images on this site were taken within an hour or so of sunrise or sunset.
Photography fascinates me - the idea that you can capture a fraction of a second of time and study it for years to come really appeals to me (although in actuality, most of my exposures usually last for several seconds). I'm a big fan of long exposures, as you will probably have noticed, particularly when water is featured as it so often is.
As a Christian, I am inspired by the beauty of the creation that surrounds us and I doubt that I will ever tire of trying to capture it when it looks its best.