I seem to be blessed with a natural interest in photography, possibly bred into me. There is an excellent photographic record (black and white) in existence of my family which was indeed large! My grandfather was one of the first white hunters to introduce photographic safaris in Kenya –a bloodless safari was a new thin, circa 1930. President Roosevelt was numbered amongst his clients.
In 2009 I purchased a Pentax K2 for use in my then occupation as a Real Estate Salesperson. My interest in the occupation faded and died, but my enthusiasm for photography did not – at times to the amusement of people around me. I joined the Cairns Photographic Society in 2014 and this has allowed me to expand my knowledge. My techniques have improved a great deal in the ensuing time, and I have been pleased with the result, however, I know my talents have a long way to go still to match my enthusiasm.
I confess I have no favourite subjects, I can enjoy doing creative things with photographs of my grandson (to his great amusement). The world of digital photography has introduced me to a new and very interesting world where the fine detail of plants and insects has become a study to me.
I can only say “thank you” to the Cairns Photographic Society which has given and continues to give me so much - and I shall continue “shooting” whenever and wherever I please.