Where the art is…
With so much stunning scenery on his doorstep, it’s no surprise that John Fowler chooses to shoot close to home
I have been interested in photography for over 30 years, since I inherited my dad’s Zenit E camera. Having two young children I couldn’t afford an upgrade, but promised myself one day I would own a Nikon SLR. I became interested in digital photography in 2002, but I was mostly taking photos of my family, especially when, in 2007, my new grandson came along. By then I had enough money to fulfil my dream and purchase a Nikon D50. I later progressed to a D3100.
My wife and I were on holiday four years ago in North Devon. As we had planned a relaxing trip, I had taken several magazines with me (this was in the days before N-Photo, although I have been a reader from the first issue.) We witnessed several beautiful sunsets, so as I had been reading about the techniques used in landscape photography, I thought I would give it a go – and I’ve been hooked ever since.
Two years ago I upgraded to a Nikon D7100, together with a Nikon 16-85mm lens, and I love everything about my latest camera and lens.
I have lived in Torquay all my life, so I’m naturally drawn to the picturesque harbours in the area, and am fascinated by the reflections on a still morning
01 brixham at dusk Nikon D7100, Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, 8 secs, f/11, ISO100