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    10 months ago

    Not wishing to rub it in…. lovely sunny day today with just the occasional cloud to make the sky interesting. This is Cofton church. At this time of year I like monochrome which enables me to alter the tonal balance in Lightroom.

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Nigel West

I live in South Devon, next to the sea and within easy reach of Dartmoor. I am a lazy photographer preferring my bed to capturing sunrises. I aspire to Contemporary Photography but am still not quite sure what it is. I am technically proficient and aesthetically challenged. My artistic taste is predominently abstract. I like people and enjoy being involved in my local camera club.

Before, I was many things. I lived in Africa for a while as a volunteer then working in International Schools. I was a teacher (I seem to remember being qualified to teach science but I never really did that) – I specialised in children from 4 years old to 45 – not much difference in the two.

For a couple of years I taught A Level Photography in an Upper School to students whose talents so exceeded mine it was embarrassing! Mostly I taught maths but also English, French, History, Geography- actually, I hoped to teach people how to learn so that they didn’t need me! I worked with children with learning and behavioural difficulties- then their teachers- then their parents-then everyone else. I learnt a lot.

Now, I photograph what I want, most of it when travelling.