Christmas 2011 was an unhappy time for me when I lost my wife after 51 years of a very happy marriage, I had to find something to occupy my time. Being interested in nature and holiday photography I decided to buy a SLR and see what I could achieve.
I decided to join Parkstone Camera Club and started to enter competitions with varied success. It proved to be a very good move and helped enormously with the “learning curve”. I still concentrate on nature photography with a bias to macro work. I now have quite a collection of cameras and lenses, most of which are put to good use and hopefully for a few more years to come.