About Biography

I'm Peter Spring and an amateur photographer from Bristol, England. I enjoy taking photographs and I use my website to share some of them with you in the hope that you will enjoy them. I like to explore the landscape, wildlife and flora, locally where I live in Bristol and around the West Country, and sometimes when travelling further afield. Please take a look and I hope you like what you see and if you feel like leaving a comment, then I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for visiting.

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I've been gradually building up my portfolio since rekindling my interest in photography after retirement. I hail originally from the Midlands, moving to the West Country as a child and to Bristol when I married. The switch from roll-film to 35mm digital cameras was by way of a Nikon Coolpix compact camera before investing in my first DSLR camera in November 2009. During subsequent years, I have upgraded camera and lenses to better capture more of those unforgettable moments. I enjoy visiting gardens and National Trust properties for inspiration and many of my day's outings are captured on camera and subsequently posted here on my website for people to follow.

Since the summer of 2008, I have been using Dropbox, a free on-line service that lets you share your photos and videos with family and friends. In 2009, I decided to take the plunge and share my enthusiasm of photography with the wider photographic community via my own website. In this way, I hope to improve my skills by sharing and learning from other like minded photographers as well as sharing my photos with family and friends.

In 2016, I joined the Severnside Ramblers, part of the Ramblers Association, who arrange walks throughout the year from rural to urban. If you would like to share my weekend walks, then why not take a look at my Ramblers Gallery which I regularly keep updated.

Equipment List

I use the following photographic equipment.

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  • Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera (images on the website from 2012 onwards were taken using this)
  • Nikon D90 DSLR Camera, purchased/sold (all of the pictures on the website between 2009 and 2012 were taken using this)
  • Nikon J2 Compact System Camera with 10-30mm Lens Kit
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X with f/1.8-2.8 lens, 4.2x optical zoom, 24–100mm (all of my recent ramblers walk images are taken using this)
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
  • AF-S DX Nikkor 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR
  • Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
  • Sigma 105mm f2.8 Macro EX DG OS HSM (used for virtually all of the insect and macro images)
  • Adobe Photoshop

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my website and if you feel like leaving a comment, then I'd love to hear from you. Thank you for visiting.