I'm 69 years old and live in Whitley Bay, on the north east coast of England. I used to be a half decent photographer with all the gear, Nikons, lenses, filters, etc and harboured hopes that one day I could make a living doing it. I worked very hard for a good few years to try and gain some recognit Read more...

I'm 69 years old and live in Whitley Bay, on the north east coast of England. I used to be a half decent photographer with all the gear, Nikons, lenses, filters, etc and harboured hopes that one day I could make a living doing it. I worked very hard for a good few years to try and gain some recognition, had a couple of exhibitions, sold a few prints now and again, had some features on a couple art websites but reality set in one day and I realised that it was never going to pay the bills so, disheartened after many years of grind and effort, I sold all of my gear about 3 years ago. Now, I take pics for my own amusement but this year had something of a new lease of life - I bought a Fuji X-T30 mirrorless camera. It's a wondrous, and manageable work of art! I am really enjoying getting to know it and working at getting my shooting and processing skills back! 
I'm married to Helen, retired but keep myself plenty busy playing guitar in my blues band and riding my Triumph Bonneville motorbike!