YOUR PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

Name: Bruce Ken­drick. What do you do?: I work as a direc­tor of a wine im­port­ing busi­ness – about to re­tire. Are you a mem­ber of a group?: Yes, The Bolling­ton Photography Group. If so, where and when do you meet?: Monthly – a Thurs­day night in Bolling­ton. Dates change to suit. How can we join?: Con­tact me at brucek­endrick58@gmail. com What is the best thing about Bolling­ton?: There is a very strong com­mu­nity spirit and our photography group tries to cap­ture that spirit as well as re­flect Bolling­ton’s unique place on the Cheshire/Peak District bor­der. Where is your favourite place in Bolling­ton?: White Nancy - a folly built to cel­e­brate the bat­tle of Water­loo. The views are tremen­dous. Who are your main in­flu­ences?: I have a very good men­tor in Scot­land by the name of Mike Crutch. He runs a guid­ing op­er­a­tion for those like my­self who want to go into the Scot­tish wilder­ness and pho­to­graph wildlife. He runs a com­pany called A9birds. How long have you been a fan of photography?: It has only been the last five years – but dig­i­tal photography has opened up the hobby to many keen in­di­vid­u­als such as my­self. What is your favourite theme to pho­to­graph?: I’m a bird/wildlife pho­tog­ra­pher and I try and cap­ture the essence or spirit of a par­tic­u­lar bird. I’m not just af­ter an­other bird on a stick. What do you en­joy most about do­ing this?: The best part can be the wait­ing (of­ten for hours on a cold moun­tain­side or sea loch) for that spe­cial mo­ment when your pa­tience is re­warded. There is no bet­ter feel­ing when your field­craft works; un­der­stand­ing bird be­hav­iour and where best to sit and wait for the bird to come to you. What’s the fun­ni­est or most mem­o­rable thing that’s hap­pened while you’ve been tak­ing pho­to­graphs – or what’s the most mem­o­rable you have done?: Too many pho­to­graphs where I just missed a great shot - ho ho. I did hire a lob­ster boat out of Killin in the Outer He­brides last sum­mer. We took the boat out onto the Minch and waited to at­tract a white-tailed sea ea­gle as she dived to catch a fish from the sea. The speck in the sky cir­cled for ten min­utes, spot­ted the fish and then came down un­til at about 100 feet above sea level she en­tered a steep dive and took the fish. And it was all cap­tured on cam­era. If you could take a pho­to­graph of any­one, any­thing or any­where?: A wan­der­ing al­ba­tross in the vast un­com­pro­mis­ing South­ern oceans. There is an ex­hi­bi­tion show­ing 20 ex­hibits at The Bolling­ton Arts Cen­tre un­til Sun­day, March 26. Bruce will be present from 2pm to 4pm on Sun­day. Free en­trance. For more in­for­ma­tion visit: brucek­endrick.co.uk. or face­book.com/bruce. ken­drick.98

Dun­lin taken on North Uist on a bed of washed kelp from win­ter storms taken by Bruce Ken­drick, pic­tured be­low

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