John Hastings captures reflections that can turn everyday scenes and subjects into striking abstract images
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photograp her John Hastings Age 53
Location Glasgow, Scotland Kit Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6, Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5
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Living just outside Glasgow I have access to dramatic coastlines, majestic mountains and vibrant cityscapes, all within about 90 minutes’ drive. My interest in photography goes back to the 1970s, where my ‘camera lineage’ started with a Fujica STX-1, which was the budget offering from a short-lived line. From there I upgraded to the Nikon FG with its magic Program mode.
My photography was transformed when Nikon launched the D70, its first ‘affordable’ D-SLR, and a few upgrades later I find myself with a D7000 and a bag of lenses, from a Tamron 10-24mm and my ‘nifty 50mm’ f/1.8 to a Nikon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G. The 18-105mm is almost always attached to my D7000 because it’s so versatile.
I’ve been a fan of Nikon kit for many years, for two reasons: quality and continuity. What a delight it was to read that the new Nikon Df is capable of using lenses from the 1950s! With the possible exception of Hasselblad, I can’t think of any other company that has such a philosophy of thinking about its customers over the very long term. I mentioned my 50mm earlier – it predates the D series, as it was the kit lens for an F90,
01 Glas gow Science Centre Nikon D70, Nikon AF-S DX 18-70mm, 1/160 sec, f/10, ISO200