From Dublin, Ireland, I moved to Valencia Province, Spain in August 2006. Mum to 5 children, I am living happily amongst the Orange Groves, 50k South of Valencia City, with my youngest Daughter, Husband, three Dogs and a Cat.
I took up Photography in July 2009, and am totally addicted to the fun. From the point of view of learning, I shoot anything, but my passion is Street Photography.

Street Photography for me, is capturing little pieces of social history, capturing everyday people going about their everyday lives, moments fleeting, never to be repeated, but still contributing to the fabric that History is made of. I never ask permission to shoot or for people to pose, preferring to shoot unseen and therefore not affect my subjects lives.
My street captures are virtually unedited, simple processing to b/w in Photoscape and sometimes crop (though I hate to crop )
I use a fujifilm HS30 (since November 2012) its not a DSLR, but neither is it a point and shoot, it’s a Bridge Cam, combining a little of both.

An update on my status, since March 2014 i am shooting and fighting with a fujifilm HS50 also a bridge cam and we now have 5 dogs

“Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gizmos. Photography is about photographers. A camera didn’t make a great picture any more than a typewriter wrote a great novel.”
Peter Adams


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MY CHALLENGE WINNERS


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  • Age: 53
  • Joined: July 2009

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missing for ages

I am trying hard to get back into this community, please forgive me while I fumble and struggle to reply and admire, i have missed all of you, but you know how life goes … I’m back ;)
Posted 7 months – 22 comments

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 24

MY WORK HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR SoJie 24! / / Where The Light Leaks In.. / by Berns /   /   /    Join me at the Juried Invitational Exhibition… /   / I am very excited to have my art selected, from over 75000 works of art, to exhibit in SoJie 24. SoJie 24 takes its name from the first letters of Solo’s Juried Invitational Exhibition. This month is only t…
Posted about 1 year – 78 comments

Solo Exhibition’s 24th Juried, Invitational Exhibition,

Where The Light Leaks In.. / by Berns / Thrilled to be part of this / September 2013 Juried Invitational Exhibition
Posted about 1 year – 48 comments

The Absent Summer

Hi to all my RB friends, I haven’t forgotten you, but just had a rollercoaster summer, making it almost impossible to be here. My Husband was ill for sometime, then hospitalised for a month, thankfully recovering now, the sister of my first (late) husband died unexpectedly at the age of 54, so things have been hectic. / Hoping to be back in full flight soon, I can’t go back to play ca…
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