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Although I'm normally more of a writer and poet than a photographer, the fact that I seem to be out and about a lot more these days has inspired me to get back into the travel and photography bug, so what better place then here on Flickr!
By day I work in IT for one of the universities here in Manchester who just so happens to have Art and Design where I am - so that means I'm always around artists and photographers (both potential and lecturers). That in turn also gives me plenty of thoughts and ideas as to what to do next.
I started off many years ago with a Nikon Coolpix E2200, went to a Panasonic TZ3 a couple of years back (perfect for long zoom and wide angle, and has served me very well) and recently took the plunge into DSLR territory with a Nikon D3000. It fits the hands comfortably for me and should allow me to improve on what I do as well as learn new skills with it.
And I've now discovered the joy of film, so as well as the DSLR I've now got a Nikon F80 film SLR - and it's quite a different challenge shooting film.
My D3000/F80 kit list is like this:
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
Nikon Nikkor AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED VR
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon Nikkor AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6G
Nikon ML-L3 remote release
Hama Traveller Compact tripod
I tend to focus on scenery (especially on holiday), urban landscapes, sculptures and all sorts of quirky things if I feel the need to.
My website is where I publish my poetry, writing, thoughts, music passions and an online diary which I kept for years on the old site before this one, so I refuse to call it a blog. I've had some of my poems published by BBC Manchester and I'm currently in the thought processes of writing a book.
I support Manchester City (the only football team to come from Manchester), and other sports I like include Rugby League, Motorsport (especially F1 and Aussie V8 Supercars), Cricket, and plenty more.
I also have a huge passion for music, especially Kristin Hersh, who I absolutely adore. I also like New Order/Joy Division, Pixies, Cabaret Voltaire, MJ Hibbett and the Validators, Donna Marie and lots more.
And I am quite impartial to the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games on the Wii as well, often performing vocals on expert and chucking them on my Youtube channel - well why not?
There, that's the easy bit done. If anyone would like a full size version of any pic, please just ask - I don't bite!
- FA Cup 1,204 photos, 58 members
- Biddulph Grange 151 photos, 29 members
- The Sheffield Cheese Grater 506 photos, 87 members
- Sheffield 36,424 photos, 2,031 members
- Sheffield Public Art 1,301 photos, 140 members
- Colwyn Bay 807 photos, 57 members
- UK Coast and Harbour 34,892 photos, 1,112 members
- Wales Photography. 105,650 photos, 3,576 members
- Llandudno 4,605 photos, 360 members
- North Wales, UK 32,811 photos, 775 members
- North Wales Coast 23,650 photos, 1,320 members
- The A6 (UK) 459 photos, 13 members
- Chester City and its outskirts 8,561 photos, 544 members
- Nikon 55-200 mm F/4 5.6G ED-IF AF-S DX VR Zoom 27,448 photos, 2,712 members
- Castles of Europe 64,597 photos, 6,146 members
- Castles from the world. 52,543 photos, 4,420 members
- Bridges, Bridges, and MORE BRIDGES 21,949 photos, 3,813 members
- South Wales 35,543 photos, 978 members
- New Mills 516 photos, 51 members
- Great Britain's Big Freeze - UK SNOW 9,840 photos, 1,119 members
- Snow Pictures Around The World 14,535 photos, 2,345 members
- Buxton and the High peak 3,529 photos, 247 members
- National Trust, Dunham Massey 425 photos, 37 members
- Manchester Christmas Markets 2012 144 photos, 28 members
- YORK - THIS IS MY HOME 20,091 photos, 152 members
- York 24,946 photos, 1,964 members
- Factory Records 1,190 photos, 414 members
- Water... Oceans, Lakes, Rivers, Creeks 816,475 photos, 45,742 members
- Flickritis: Where 42,406 people are still happily infected! 2,316,137 photos, 42,550 members
- Stratford, UK 4,779 photos, 303 members
- Birmingham 60,007 photos, 2,725 members
- Volleyball 17,171 photos, 1,939 members
- Tennis UK 629 photos, 61 members
- The Federer 882 photos, 201 members
- Beach Volley Ball 3,688 photos, 220 members
- Pro Beach Volleyball Photos 5,551 photos, 1,191 members
- Nikon 18-55 mm 43,828 photos, 3,224 members
- Henry Moore Sculptures 2,045 photos, 303 members
- BBC Summer of Wildlife (Official)/ Summerwatch 54,036 photos, 3,396 members
- Countryside & Nature 51,902 photos, 1,740 members
- Sculptures, Statues, and Public Art 176,896 photos, 9,556 members
- Sculpture 135,120 photos, 8,300 members
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park - PLEASE GIVE DETAILS !!!!!!!!!! 5,858 photos, 417 members
- National Trust Outdoors 9,441 photos, 950 members
- Android Photographer 39,841 photos, 3,364 members
- Provence (France) 37,284 photos, 2,775 members
- FLICKR B&W 248,676 photos, 6,478 members
- Mono Photography 13,938 photos, 661 members
- "Nikon DSLR UK" 43,631 photos, 1,153 members
- Ferrari - Formula 1 3,725 photos, 636 members
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- June 2007
- Manchester, England
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- ICT Professional
- Zaw Towers