8/11/15 Sadly I have decided not to continue with photography. Will probably never take another photograph again after today. Many thanks to everyone in the DPC for your friendship and support over the last six years. Please contact me if there are any prints you would like before I take down my site. I am not a bad person and have only ever wanted to create interest and pleasure for other people with the pictures that I have taken over the years, and to document things in life that I think are important. Many thanks again for everyone who has found some interest in my pics.
Thanks for looking at yesterday's fireworks picture and the encouraging comments. I promise not to bore people with fireworks pictures as I don't like to keep putting up the same thing every day.
Someone asked if I used a tripod, no it's handheld. Tripods are a pain to carry about and make you look like a ponce, so I CBA. And tbh I find it doesn't really make much difference. Although I did use it for the lunar eclipse shot.