Hello and thank you for viewing my portfolio. Here’s a photo of me (with a flash car that’s not mine) so you know who you’re talking to.
I enjoy photography and digital art as well as lots of other things. My eclectic portfolio represents the stages I go through with photography, but it mostly comes down to flowers. There can be no favourite flower, I don’t think. But whenever I see one I love, I think it can’t be surpassed. They are heaven-sent and heavenly-scented.
I enjoy trying to be artful, with what is an already-perfect subject (flowers), by employing digital manipulation and textures, to create something closer to the ethereal or surreal. At other times I can be obsessed with anything from grungy bottles and textures to macros of anything and still life.
My kit includes the Nikon D90 with a range of lenses, including macro, Tamron 16-300 zoom, and Tamron wide-angle – as well as extension tubes. One thing I particularly appreciate with the Nikon is its sensible placement of controls, especially the ability to easily change the ISO without having to go into the menu system. This and other hands-on features sold me on the Nikon over Canon. But I love Canon too! I love all cameras and wish I had one of every kind. Early days I used a Rollei 35. (Oh before that, Mum’s Brownie). Then I upgraded to my first SLR which was a Nikon FE2 which I still have. The lenses fit onto my digital camera but I don’t use them.
Then to supplement the heavy SLR, I acquired a Canon Sureshot. Then a Fuji Finepix which was/is so great I am on record as saying I’d never need another camera. But naturally enough, something even better came along to replace the Nikon FE2 film camera – my D90. So this with my amazing compact Sony Cybershot HSC is what I use now.
Australia, photography, art, travel, music, animals and gardening are particular passions. I follow Christ and see His hand in all beauty on the earth.