|The moon is up, and as I walk along the dark misty river bank waiting for sunrise the honk of a wild goose pierces the silence. A swan glides effortlessly into view under the arch of a stone bridge and is backlit by the first rays of light. I can feel the excitement as I use my camera to try and encapsulate the moment that defines my experience. Ansel Adams said, "In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph."|
He also famously said, "You don't take a photograph, you make it", perhaps a great prophesy about the modern digital darkroom. The camera is a limited tool and pales into insignificance compared to the dynamic range of the human eye. Photographs need help to come alive and pay homage to the atmosphere and experience recalled by the photographer. I may spend many hours in post production smelting and refining the raw images into trinkets worth displaying.
I hope you enjoy the photographs in my galleries!
I am now a full time photographer living in Shrewsbury, UK.
I have sold images to companies and individuals worldwide and my galleries on Pbase have received over a million visitors and have been featured in articles both in print and on the web. The book of 'Shrewsbury in soft light' is currently in production and should be available shortly.