I have been in Pembrokeshire for a few years, moving here from Gloucestershire via Liverpool in the Autumn of 2017. I came to photography seriously around 2009, in the interstices of a busy life. Between university teaching and lone parenting, walks with my camera were a form of relaxation that quickly became an obsession. I have had no formal tuition in photography, but in no sense claim to be self-taught. I have learned from books and from the advice and critique of an online community of photographers, as well as by returning to subjects – over and over – to take the shot again if the results don’t match my aspirations. From 2011, with cataracts in both eyes, I could see the world more clearly through the viewfinder and my camera became a constant companion. Several years on, I still point it at everything and anything even though my cataracts have been fixed. Taking photos in wild and unspoilt places gives me time and space to be still, and to see up-close and in detail the phenomenal beauty of the natural world. I have kept the habit of returning many times to a subject to get a shot. It makes me happy when people enjoy my photos.