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My father Peter Dudley passed away in Sept 2013 after a heroic two year battle with cancer. He loved travel & photography all his life so we are leaving his photos on this site for all to enjoy which is what he would have wanted. We have left his profile unchanged as follows:

I was born in Essex, England in 1930 and acquired an early interest in photography from my father who was very keen AND very good. I used to love standing in his darkroom and watching images materialize in the tray! Betty and I were married in Blackpool in 1956 and recently celebrated our 55th anniversary. Sadly at the beginning of 2007 Betty was diagnosed with dementia and I became her sole carer for the next 4 years before getting her into a high care facility locally at the start of 2011.
My cameras have been many and varied, started with the ubiquitous box brownie and progressing through a VPK (vest pocket kodak, which I still have). My first 35mm camera was a Petrie, from where I graduated to a Yashika SLR. then a Nikon F3 and Mamiya 645, both of which Betty and I used in our School Portrait and Wedding photography business.
We retired in 1995 and I immediately jumped on to the internet. My first digital camera was a Kodak DC 25 of less that 1 megapixel, then a Kodak DC4800, an Olympus C750UZ (an excellent 4 mp camera) and finally my pride and joy, a Sony DSCR1 – 10.3 mps and a 24-120 equivalent Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens with a ND4 filter. Sadly these three last named cameras were all stolen in a break in while we were out shopping one Tuesday in August 2008. Thanks to insurance I now have a Sony Alpha 350 dslr with 2 kit lenses plus an 11-18 Sony wide angle zoom and an f2.8 Sigma 50mm macro lens, as well as a Sony Alpha 55V interchangeable lens camera. I have also just managed to locate and purchase another DSC R1 which, in my opinion, is one of the finest of all digital cameras. Living as we do so close to the Indian Ocean in Western Australia I tend to specialise in seascapes and beach photography – and also our wonderful FORESTS but am a sucker for roses and also the great wildflowers that are in profusion every spring in our state.
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My bubblesite is here

  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

Where have all the Bubblers gone?

Is it just my imagination or are there a lot less people on the bubble these days? / Peter
Posted about 2 years – 44 comments

Advice wanted from Tasmanians please!

I see that our tour itinerary, starting next Tuesday 10 April, calls for a brief stop at Russell Falls as we drive between Strahan and Hobart a few days later. / My question is, what’s the secret to getting a good photo viewpoint of the falls? I have heard that a bit of walking is involved – don’t mind that but it’s the time factor that mostly bothers me. Not sure how lo…
Posted over 2 years – 11 comments

To all my friends on RB - OK, so it's another update!!

I know I said that the update from last week was my last – well it was NEARLY the last!! LOL Just come from oncology doctor and he is delighted with my progress and has decided I deserve a few weeks off chemo. As he said, with what they’ve put me through over the past 6 months – and the way I’ve come through it all, gaining weight in the process – I really need …
Posted almost 3 years – 78 comments

Two months since the last update!

I can’t believe that two months have passed by since my last update. Now it’s only just over 3 weeks to wait till the Tassie trip – yee haa! / So many of you have written requesting news and I have tried to reply to everyone but please forgive me if I’ve left YOU out. It was certainly unintentional. Actually there’s not a heck of a lot to tell you. The treatment…
Posted almost 3 years – 46 comments