Based in Southsea, on the south coast of England, I have had a passion for landscape photography for a very long time, that I was only able to fully embrace with the coming of the digital age. It was the creation of the digital darkroom that allows the photographer total control over the final image.
That said, I still consider myself a purist. Landscapes are best captured during the golden hours (1 hour before/after sunset) when the light has a special quality that cannot be replicated on a computer so I rarely work outside of these times. I keep digital manipulation to a minimum which is mainly used only to correct imperfections and for minor enhancements.
Cityscapes are a growing interest of mine brought about by the construction of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. This is a fabulous building, visible for miles around and I will never tire of finding new locations, angles or times to photograph it.
My latest passion is for night photography which was awakened during trip to Death Valley, California in 2011. Death Valley's near total absence of light pollution produces a fabulous night sky, however in the UK, finding dark skies is going to be challenging.