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Hi I'm your typical 'grumpy old git' who takes the odd snap now and again. Don't come here much and really don't give a 'monkey's' about what camera you have or don't have or whether you like or dislike my photos.

On the other hand if you want to say hi and chat about photographs please do!

PS If you get an award from me it isn't necessarily a good thing!
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I first joined Ephotozine in February 2005. I was pretty crap. A number of people here gave me a lot of support and I'd like to say thanks to Magda and Paul Indigo and Keith Henson amongst others. They are true professionals happy to give free advice and better photographers than I'll ever be.

However, I stuck to my task; joined a local camera club, had some success and then determined to try to win a major competition. In 2006 I was a runner up out of over 22000 entries in the Digital Camera Magazines Photographer of the Year Competition. To be honest that is good enough for me. Ironically the photo that got me through to the final assignment got about 30 'clicks' here. So if you're not in one of the click cliques don't worry; it isn't necessarily a very good indicator of how you're doing. In fact if this facet of human nature interests you you can read all about the experiment we conducted that was Great Reciprocal Clicking Honeytrap Experiment

So like many before me I've took my photos down and took a breather to reflect on my photography and move up another gear. As well as my My Website

Unfortunately EPZ become a shadow of it's former self with the 'nice pic' reciprocal clickers taking over what was one a good site.

Whilst I won't be flouncing off like some have done; I shall no longer post as many photos, or contribute to the forums as much as I used to. You might find the odd terse blog from me as well. If anyone wants my help please ask, I'm more than happy to do so (if I can).

If you want to contact me I suggest that you do so via my website as I shan't be coming here so regularly in future.


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27 Jan 2010 10:39AM
TOP in every way!

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4 Aug 2009 9:21AM
i think biblical contemplation is one of the best images i have seen in over 30 years,
impressive pf too,
9 Jun 2009 8:50PM
Really impressive portfolio, wow!
Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
9 Jun 2009 6:35PM
Wow, sometimes you stumble upon someone's gallery and stand back amazed...this is one of them times - brilliant !!
9 Jun 2009 6:34PM
Really nice, you should definately do more!
15 May 2009 8:32PM
Glad to have found your portfolio - a breath of fresh air
15 Apr 2009 8:16PM
Thanks !! Myspace added take care Great work.
23 Mar 2009 7:28PM
Exceptional PF - some wonderful characters.
richard20d 8 115 10
12 Mar 2009 7:58AM
At last I've actually found some interesting photography on here. I also like the artical you wrote about this site, I mean how many photographs of cats, dogs, birds in the garden, and landscapes can you put up with . People seem to comment on here to be seen as photography critics. I have seen your work in dcm and really enjoy it. Ive only been on here a few days but feel its a bit like , you vote on my pics and I'll vote on yours and believe me i dont think I'm good, but some of the comments on here about poor photography are a bit misleading. I get the impression this is a room for people to show happy snaps and make friends, having said that occasionly you find some really great shots on here. If you have any exhibitions in London please drop me a line.

Kind Regards Richard
21 Jun 2008 10:56AM
Thank's for the advice on the mag's Henchard,was very helpful and you some great images here,take care.
Artois Plus
11 405 1 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2008 7:42PM
Great PF, inspiring for a newbie like me.
5 Mar 2008 10:32AM
You have some nice images there, I've just checked out your website. I like some of those Morocco shots....

Well done

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