Camera life

O how lucky I am to have a creative imagative mind with the little metal box that produces a Story with every click. The buttons and numbers I look at daily striving for perfection, trying something new to stimulate my mind. Another image of thousands I have taken. Why is it so satisfying to look at a face, a bird, a old boat rotting away on the coast.

I spend all my time looking through the viewfinder, who is the man hiding behind the glass saying relax, smile, be yourself, look natural.

A quiet corner, the man with the metal box sits and wonders what he looks like when the green focus square beeps, your crystal clear, gently put pressure on the shutter button.

I need to see the man that asks so many things of his metal box, so he sits in anticipation, then stands not knowing who or what he will see. Will the image show Love, or tell a Tale like he writes in his daily Blog.

He learns from his moment a moment people will say how Vain he is to do such a thing. Is it a Selfie he invented back in the 70s that now is done by millions around the world. They don’t examine their image like he does. The importance to learn about himself the meaning and feeling coming from his expressions, his smile the Rincles on his face, the Laughter lines that make up the Photographer behind the little metal box

What Do You See
The Photographer

The little metal box tells so much you just have to imagine what he thinks?

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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