Our land abounds with colour, shape and moment.

I try to capture as much as I can.

Beat-up old cameras, always ready, seized at a moment, for the moment, can often trump structure, expensive kit and methodical planning.

Life has a certain wonderous spontaneity, as nature plots its own course. I plan, but mostly I observe - with a keen readiness to receive the images life presents me rather than to contrive.

My technique centres around slow shutter speeds, obsession with depth of field and avoiding cropping like the plague: For the most part, I take the shot as I saw it - and intend it to be seen.

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All images © copyright Pete Monk 2018.