In this I suspect I am not alone, my photography is a journey. Sometimes something works and sometimes like the above picture, it cleary does not.

This is my old Olympus camera in action, its rather dated but I like it because with 3 lenses in my bag including a macro its pretty light for those days when I just like to carry it around wherever I may be. One of the snags with this older Olympus rather than my heavier Canon gear, is that the lens hood can show up in the picture.

Recently down by the canal I dropped the lens hood and it rolled away across the towpath and bounced into the canal, whoops. But its OK I thought its light plastic it will float and so it did for perhaps 2 seconds before sinking into the murky water! Oh well I thought pretty minor loss, easily get another lens hood. I casually mentioned it to a friend with a canal boat nearby and thought nothing of it. I got a text a couple of days later, the water had been clearer and it was lying on a swath of coloured leaves, he had seen it and fished it out.

I would be the first to admit I am not the best photographer in Leeds, far from it. Thats fine by me, I am and will most likely always be unpretentious by nature. There was a period, a year or so back when someone would comment, anonymously of course, that they would not have done it like that. At first it wound me up but then I thought, its easy to have a photography website with perhaps as few as 10 photographs showing off your work. I would not be too difficult to find a dozen great photographs and showcase those. That is not what my Leeds photography is about. Its about the days when the weather is just dull and damp rather than dramatic. Its also about everyday life here in the city of Leeds and the surrounding towns and villages so I often feature cats, dogs anything that I might think could be of some interest or not.

The above photograph was taken around a week or so back in Roundhay Park.

By 1ajasper1gf1h

How I got Here...
I was walking down to make a coffee in Saltaire at Massarella's Art Gallery where my friend at a shop. I was mooching about there... My good friend Ellen used to a medical rep. She then said i dont want to worry you but I have called 999 for a ambulance... She then said look at the mirror in bathroom.... then.. I woke in hospital...
Then 5 months later... I have become Disabled.. Stroke, I lost ... job, flat, not mention my car... now at last I look much better...
So much for dreams... I ran with that for about 5 years, every day taking a photograph to put on site.

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