I began taking pictures around the age of 12, but have no illusions-my talent is limited. What I do want to share is the pleasure (which I think is obvious) this hobby has given me for well over 50 years.
© 2016

What do I photograph?

An interest in Natural History, and time spent walking hills and coasts provides opportunities to photograph a wide range of  subjects. Fungi,wild flowers, insects and scenery are my inspiration. I am probably a naturalist who takes photographs rather than a photographer who takes nature photographs.The site is intended to convey a love of nature more than photographic skills. Retirement from teaching some 12 years ago gave me time to take pictures. Although in my 70’s, I keep as up to date as possible with technology.

Where are my pictures taken?

Most are taken within a radius of 50 miles of Cookstown,Co.Tyrone. Fortunately within 50 miles there are unspoiled coastlines,lakes,rivers and mountains. For me, pictures just happen-I don’t go looking for special sunsets or sunrises nor do I spend hours setting up a picture-but maybe I should !


Orchis morio


What I can afford. Two Sigma SLR’s and a range of Sigma lenses are  used  and sometimes a Canon Compact which also produces excellent photos. Relatively small files from the Sigma cameras can be used to produce quite large prints with little deterioration in quality.
Three limes-Frosty morning,Killymoon.