A road to ru­ins

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My jour­ney started re­cently with my con­sid­er­a­tion of a new ven­ture… photography. My pas­sion be­ing prop­erty, a fascination with aban­doned build­ings, ru­ins and gar­den­ing. What bet­ter way to bring my pas­sions to­gether than cap­tur­ing ev­ery­thing in a photo.

My hus­band – the tech­no­log­i­cal one – re­searched the best cam­era to take me through from novice to learn and de­velop, so we pur­chased the Nikon D3400. Since pur­chas­ing I was scared of this new ma­chine and didn’t know where to start, so I pur­chased sev­eral books – still con­fused – I was in my lo­cal su­per­mar­ket and saw N-Photo. I bought it and haven’t put it down since. I’ve learnt more from this pub­li­ca­tion than any book. Sev­eral weeks on I am try­ing to fig­ure out my work-life bal­ance with the chil­dren, work and my new pas­sion… photography. I’m ad­dicted.

The pure plea­sure of the out­doors and cap­tur­ing beau­ti­ful im­ages has changed my out­look on my day-to-day vi­sion. I take my cam­era ev­ery­where. The chil­dren now ex­pect to be fea­tured and pose ac­cord­ingly. This evening I sub­scribed to the mag­a­zine and the next is­sue can’t come fast enough. Un­til then I will reread from cover to cover. SaraHawkins Wel­come to the Nikon – and N-Photo – fam­ily! Once you’ve been bit­ten by the bug, it does, in­deed, change the way you look at the world. Lovely cas­tle im­age, too, and great choice to con­vert to mono – you’ve cer­tainly taken to your new hobby with gusto!

Ru­ins are great pho­to­graphic sub­jects. Loom­ing clouds make this a moody and evoca­tive shot.

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