I want to change the world one smile at a time!

I wouldn't leave the house without my small brown dog and camera. Charlie and I go walking most days within a ten mile radius of our home and after the initial ball play we begin to 'hunt' and sniff about for 'the picture'. I spend a lot of time on the Somerset levels and have a bad case of trench foot. I am starting to get webbed toes and feel totally at home out on the moors. I feel so lucky to be a spit away from all these wonderful wide spaces crammed with birds, flowers bugs and wee beasties.
I am also a singer currently performing with 3 different acts; a 10 piece soul band called the Orphans, a funky rhythm and blues band called the Jury and a piano/vocal duo called Sun Dog Days. With this one we have a recorded a beautifully laid back album inspired by the Somerset Levels. Check this link if you'd like to hear any of the tracks from the 'LEVELS' www.sundogdays.co.uk/music/

Kit wise I started with a Lumix Panasonic TZ5 compact camera and more recently I have upgraded staying with Panasonic Lumix I use a G3 which is a Micro Four Thirds rather than a D.S.L.R..This keeps it light and compact, just what I need as I always have my dog with me! I also treated myself to a Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Zoom Lens especially for wildlife photography and love it to bits!
I used to paint watercolours but I seem to have replaced that for the time being with photography.
I am learning all the time and would be grateful for any information on classification or photo tips as I am still an amateur.
I really hope you all enjoy looking through my collections as much as I have creating them.

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    bobbrooky says:

    "Well what can I say,
    Joy is a one of those rare people who is a freind you just havent met yet. After an invitation to go down to Somerset and meet her, husband Stuart, and the most lovable dog called Charlie. Not forgetting a fellow Flickrite Cosper Wosper,(Graham). I had the most warm greeting I have had for too many years I care to remember. Joy and Graham took me for walks to all their favourite places on the Somerset levels, a haven for photographers, and I had a truly marvellous time.
    As well as being an extremely talented photographer, with a deep seated love for all things natural, Joy is a wonderful musician. I have too say it was an honour to meet such a lovely woman who is still a girl at heart.
    Thank you for a wonderful time, all we can take from this life, are memories, and this one will always be at the very top of the list for me.

    Thank you......Bob"

    April 7th, 2011

joy russell
February 2010
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