My father always had a camera with him when we went on days out when I was a little girl. First a Box Brownie, and later a small Minolta.
I have always loved photography, too. I like to think I inherited my passion for this art form from my Pa.
I am never without the means to take a photograph. I have a small compact camera. a DSLR and of course, like most people today, a mobile phone.
I walk - or bimble as I like to call it - everyday and I so enjoy keeping a visual record of these adventures. I am particularly captivated by nature, flowers especially. That said, striking cityscapes & unusual architecture also catch my eye.
Here is just a very small example of my work. More can be see on :
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Shutterstock : https://shutr.bz/2UzrsLk
Also called 'Christmas Roses.' One of my favourite flowers.
Up Close & Personal
I love taking intimate photos of flowers, ones that reveal their beauty, up close and personal as it were!
In A Field Of Wheat
Found on one of my bimbles in my neighbourhood.
This was growing in a pot on the deck of a cafe I went to. It kept drawing my eye, beckoning me to capture its beauty,
I took many photos of this particular flower. On a magnificent Magnolia Tree at NT Sheffield Park.
The Most Beautiful Of All
This rose blooms in a small bed in a ginnel round the back of some cottages in my village. I look forward to it flowering every year. It never disappoints.
Captured on a lockdown walk in 2020. I was walking down a steep lane. Something made me stop, turn round slightly and look over the hedge bank to my left. This is what I saw.
Seen on the outskirts of my village at harvest time in the summer of 2019. The epitome of a rural summer landscape to me.
On the summit of my most favourite mountain to ride up on my bike. The fabled, much revered, and much feared Mont Ventoux in Provence, France. Here at sunset.
This wonderful staircase at the Lowry Museum in Manchester caught my eye. I stood and watched the light falling on it for a good while. Very clever and, to me at least, very pleasing design.
I was walking down Regent Street in London one evening a few years ago, heard a noise and looked in this direction. A beautiful gate.
I was in a restaurant in London and needed to visit the Ladies Room. This captured my attention as I walked up the stairs.
Steel Spiral Staircase
In the Art Museum in Berlin. Such a wonderful play of light and shadow on this steel staircase.