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Journal Entry: Fri Jun 10, 2011, 10:44 PM

Meet Bailey

Bailey is an eight week old Golden Retriever and the latest member of the family.

Baileys Blog

NEW - my better half trying to train the puppy but our laughter kinda spoilt the technique :) Water Aversion Therapy


it's not what you feel that matters, it's who you touch

Kev Lewis

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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: the sounds of my fish tank
  • Reading: Tun Left at Orion
  • Watching: Independance day (again)
  • Playing: with a home brew intervalometer
  • Eating: gummy bears
  • Drinking: in the vast pool of wisdom


a professional amateur
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United Kingdom
I'm the experienced side of 50 and first picked up a camera back in the late 1970's. I have always enjoyed photography and in my late teens and early twenties always had a camera with me and spent hundreds of hours in darkrooms processing black and white films and prints. I was married in 1982 and with the increasing pressure of work and family life the photography turned into happy snaps on birthdays, weddings and holidays for 15 years.

My work in the UK nuclear industry takes me all around the country spending a lot of time in hotels reading and playing with a computer. With the arrival of digital cameras I realised that I could be spending my free time a lot more productively and bought my first digital camera in the late 90's. I used to shoot hundreds and hundreds of images of anything that took my fancy and then spent the evenings putting 99% of the images into the trash bin on the computer. Really productive! Now I take my time and take a lot less images but have a lot more 'keepers'.

Areas of Interest
If I was asked what I liked to photograph my answer would have to be wildlife, but I still enjoy going out and just photographing any subject that appeals to me. I like new challenges and will concentrate on one subject until I get the best image I can achieve and then move onto another subject. I have no reservations about photographing captive subjects and get a lot of pleasure from it but the pleasure of getting a good photograph of a wild animal or bird in its natural environment is very rewarding.

I have always used Canon equipment, the EOS-5D MkIII, EOS-5D MkII, EOS-7D, EOS-60D (infrared modified) and an old EOS-20D body with a range of lens from 8mm up to 600mm and an assortment of flashguns, tripods and accessories.

The Canon 600mm f4 IS USM prime lens is my pride and joy and the cause of a lot of shoulder and back pain, it is HEAVY! Using this lens means I can position myself further away from a subject and photograph them whilst they are behaving naturally and still capture them full frame and the limited depth of field nicely blurs the backgrounds. Even with image stabilisation the 600mm lens cannot be used without a tripod or beanbag so even more weight to carry to a location...groan.

If you have any questions about my personal photographic work or about shooting techniques please note me and I'll help as much as possible. My personal website, containing all of my wildlife images, can be seen here

Current Age: On the down slope :), Current Residence: Glos, UK, deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL, Print preference: Lustre or Matte, Operating System: XP Pro 64 / Vista Ultimate 64, MP3 player of choice: one with decent music on it, Shell of choice: Oyster, Personal Quote: It's not what you feel that matters, it's who you touch


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RodrigoDiazAravena Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Happy Birthday!
75ronin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Happy Birthday! :)
:party: :cake: :party:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday by Digithalie
Dieffi Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer

(((Cheers!! XD))) by LOVEMAYU     Happy birthday by Digithalie    For you by Digithalie

:iconpianohappyplz: :iconrockonplz:Band by LOVEMAYU :iconcrazysoloplz: :iconmuzikplz:

:iconcakecookieplz::iconballoonsplz:(((Happy Birthday!!))) by LOVEMAYU :iconballoonsplz2::iconcakecookieplz:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it's 652pm here in New England,, therefore it must be your birthday there by now.. so Happy Birthday Kev :cake: :party:
75ronin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Happy New Year! :)
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional
Many blessing on your house

You have been a great blessing on mine
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Bear, wishing you and yours all the best for 2015 and beyond
bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Professional
thank you
OveRonnblom Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Hi! Used your moon here:…
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