although I have always owned a camera, I only became seriously interested in photography when I was diagnosed PD in 2009.
as you can imagine PD tremor and photography do not make happy bedfellows. Thank heavens for tripods and a steadier right hand than left.
My specialism is "street photography", ie capturing those informal social comment moments on the street without interacting with the subject of the shot. I especially like black and White.
I also do cityscapes and landscapes, I especially like night time London photography.
I have held a couple of local exhibitions which were well received, and I have 2 framed prints in a local gallery.
My photos are viewable on the photo hosting website www.flickr.com
. Here below is a link to some of my work. I hope you get some enjoyment from looking and realise that PD is not necessarily the end of all your dreams. I am taking the fight to Mr Parkinson. He may beat me, but it will go the distance and he will know he has been in a fight.
Here is the link.http://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/6351670958/lightbox/
I have been to look at your photographs and they are stunning. I have written down the names of the ones I particularly like but, as usual, can't read what I have written. I mourn for my once beautiful handwriting!
Anyway, I like the black and white countryside scenes but there is another , in colour, was it of Dovedale? Gorgeous.
I hope you don't mind if I use some of your people for practising my drawing and painting. Don' t worry, they will stay firmly in my sketch-book. I am of a very poor standard - it is just another way to keep myself occupied.
Thanks for sharing this link - I am going to look again now.
All the best
i am stunned. those are fantastic photos! brilliant.
many people become keener (some would say obsessed) with creativity, but rarely (no offense meant to anyone else) does it bring out such talent.
WE NEED A PHOTO SPOT!
and then theres more! the next 50 are just as good, a real pleasure,thanks
ps dont you get into a lot of bother taking some of these sho ts?
Petach I have spent a leisurely morning looking through your wonderful photographs.......my favourite is.....I have created a monster....
Look at it long enough and you see a face in the middle of the tree......excellent thank you for sharing and I hope you get many many years of pleasure taking your photos.
The black and white stuff was taken on 35mm film in 1982, scanned the negatives and processed with Paint Shop Pro as a colour image.
Suprising how good the definition is.
I'm not a photographer but I enjoyed these too.
I was about to take a stunning shot of a bee on a crysan, a crysanthonon, a flower, by the time I found the macro setting on the wee menu thing, framed and focussed on my subject the bee had pee'd off.
In the end I had to make do with a dead wasp on the window sill. I'll really need to find that one, the ambience, the hue, the contrast, eh brightness, colour pre-dominantly yellow and black with a tinge of gunk, juxtaposed with a fag-end to highlight man's inhumanity to man and nature. It was art imitating life imitating art. Ars Gracia Artis.
[:Takes a few puffs on pipe, draws smoking jacket around him and clicks on Post:]
Nice work Peter.
I enjoy photography too. With modern digital cameras, the inbuilt antishake devises, and faster shutter speeds, certainly mean that folk with PD can enjoy the Art.
With new things to photograph around every corner it certainly encourages me to get out and about, and remain mobile.
Here are a few of my effortshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/59996241@N02/
I have just bought a camera and booked on a photography course having decided to sell my motorbike and needing a new hobby to help me enjoy the outdoors. I've not had much time to 'go out to play' yet due to being busy at work but have an idea for a project of pics that draw you in and make you want to walk along the path or climb the stairs etc; I have a couple of pics to start it off I wonder if its a metaphor for me plucking up the courage to move ahead into the PD unknown!
If that doesn't send the message that smoking kills, especially if you do it in Eck's kitchen, I don't know what will.
Animal rights activists please note that no wasps were harmed (apart from the one in the photo). Wasps breathe through their thorax and abdomen and besides the faggarette wasn't even lit, so there was no chance of the aforementioned wasp contracting cancer before its life force was extinguished. It was self defence your honour.
The table showing wasp demise statistics is quite shocking.
Is the sunday post circulation really falling as starkly as these figures suggest?
those are only registered vespicides, i am afraid many cases go unreported due to the excessive paper work and perhaps most sunday post readers are incapable of actually hitting a wasp. i know that when i have ever read it i have a general numb feeling and am incapable of spontaneous action or thought for several minutes afterwards.