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Updated 02/01/08

I live on the South side of Middlesbrough in the North-East of England, with town and industry to the North, and coast and hills to the South. I have worked in the local chemical industry for more than 30 years and it has been good to me, my family and the region as a whole.

I have been an enthusiastic amateur photographer for more than 40 years. I am mainly an opportunist photographer, and rather to the annoyance of my family, tend to photograph almost anything except people!

From my early preference for slide film I drifted into negative and the convenience of prints using a Canon EOS 100, then started getting them scanned so I could use the images on the computer. I started in the digital world with my Fuji FinePix S304 in 2003 (great optical zoom), then moved on to a Canon IXUS 800IS in 2006 provoked by a planned holiday in New York. The influence of EPZ and a good friend have finally moved me back to the world of SLR and my Canon EOS 400D.

The EPZ community is an inspiration to me, both through the amazing quality and diversity of the images appearing daily, and through the encouraging and constructive comments made on my images - many thanks to you all!



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NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
31 Aug 2012 7:47PM
A fine PF, quite an eclectic mix of images..........you mention the chemical industry in your "About."....would that be ICI Wilton by any chance.....

I was brought up in the North East...........not far from the BORO......small world........

It was with great pleasure that I gave you a GEA, very poignant images and well taken.

Best Regards

Julia @ Natures Haven

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16 Jul 2010 10:20PM
I don't give votes easily. The more I look at here I can see It will take a good amount of time just to get through the voting your photos deserve.***** Great work. Absolutely amazing!!!
PattiW 14 24 2 United States
13 Apr 2009 6:34PM
I had the opportunity to leisurely peruse your PF this morning. I love the diversity of your subject matter. Some very good work here. I will definately be back. God bless, Patti
Footsore 12 9 United Kingdom
9 Aug 2008 1:01PM
Stumbled accross your pf Mike. You have a fine and varied selection of pictures. Deserves more attention.
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2007 8:20PM
It is always a pleasure to view your latest upload to epz, Mike. Your photographs demonstrate without exception your deep love for and understanding of the environment you know best and record so sympathetically in these pages. Like the Middlesbrough area itself, your portfolio is much underrated, yet you do not hesitate to unearth for us its beauties rather than its banalities. Thank you so much.
Naturesview 15 38 Scotland
10 Aug 2007 8:57PM
Fantastic portfolio. Excellent workand a pleasure to view
5 May 2007 6:27PM

I feel honoured to have you review my photographs, especially as you produce such fine, intelligent and thoughtful quality images across a wide range of subjects.

Thank you

samsalt1 12 34 4
20 Apr 2007 1:00AM
Hi Mike, just checked out your latest pics as haven't looked for a while...some cracking additions ! ....Sam
paulb20 Plus
13 12 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 12:04PM
Am impressive range of shots in your portfolio, Mike. Great variety of subject matter, some lovely compositions and excellent use of lighting and colour. Paul
1 Feb 2007 9:29PM
Thanks Paul. I'll be delighted when you come back!

Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
31 Jan 2007 9:35AM
A very underrated pf that is worthy of more clicks. Have added you to my list of favs and have eramarked to come back and have another look when i have more time.
16 Jan 2007 12:28AM
Anna as ever you are generous with your comments - this is a whole new experience for me, my photos have almost always been a personal andfamily thing, so finding out what others appreciate, and receiving both encouragement and advice is really very exciting!

With best wishes, Mike
AnnaBanana 13 119 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2007 12:40PM
A varied and beautiful portfolio; a pleasure to view!

Anna Smile

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