Hello, I am located in a small village in Warwickshire, England.
I have always worked outside during my working career. I love the outdoors and anything to do with Birds and Nature. I worked for 22 years on grounds maintenance on a local big establishment. I had an injury at work in 2007 when I seriously injured my spine. This has completely changed my life. I can no longer walk very far or stand for any long periods with out being in terrible pain. I have got a condition called Spondylolisthesis and also Chronic Degenerative Spine Disease. I have been told by specialists that it is too risky for an operation as it may lead to me being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I have not been able to work since and probably never be able to again. At first I got really down and just sat around the house not going out at all, about two years ago I bought a canon camera and started taking photos of birds and wildlife. I found this helped me mentally . I joined Warwickshire Wildlife Trust with my wife Clare and started visiting Brandon Marsh, here we got chatting and making friends with the other regulars. We really enjoy our photography and I have now built up quite a good selection of cameras and lenses.
My other interests include, Bird Photography, Air Shows, Watching Stock Car Racing, Steam Traction Engines, Vintage Tractors. I am also a licenced Amateur Radio Operator (M6GVP)
I have now also started Portrait and Model Photography, which i am really enjoying.
Every month i try to meet up with a great group of people for a group shoot, Wendie Rose and the team at Leicester's Official Creative Photoshoots, they are all fantastic and the shoots are really enjoyable.
I hope i can upload some photos from my other interests in the near future.
Please come back and check on my site for new uploads, Thanks for looking and please sign my Guest Book.
Best Wishes, Geoff Haynes.