Hi. Welcome to SkySkapes. The photos here are a varied selection of hundreds I, like most digital owners, take most weeks. I have been taking photographs since the early 1960s. In the 1980s I won a photo competition in a national magazine and had a one man show in a local museum/gallery, speaking about it on local radio. I now feel like a beginner again with the complexities of a dSLR and processing. I joined a small camera club in order to learn digital and found myself on the committee and taking workshops teaching camera craft. Our club is affiliated to the Kent County Photographic Association. www.KCPA.co.uk
I have been taking photographs since the early 1960s, learning how to develop film in the Boy's Brigade. Having owned several SLRs starting with the ubiquitous Zenith E. I moved to digital in a big way with a Nikon D90 having gone through a few early compacts. I have to admit that I felt like a new boy again as there is so much more to a dSLR. I still have my 35mm Pentax super A and Minolta and a Yashica twin lens 120 roll camera. "Night Light" was my first competition success winning me the Pentax in 1983. This was followed by a one man exhibition at a local museum/art galary where I showed a range of landscapes of Sussex downland and marshes. These photos are more skyscapes than landscapes as the downs and marshes are dominated by the sky. This is where I got the name SkySkape. As a member of a digital camera club I take photos of subjects I wouldn't otherwise take for the monthly comps. It can be both frustrating and stimulating to have set a subject. My interpretation of the subject and processing of the RAW file do not always meet with the judges approval.