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Phil Fitzsimmons

Phil Fitzsimmons

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Drool upon ancient castles, dramatic countryside, legendary mountains, cool forest rivers and mile upon mile of breathtaking coastline. Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Swansea and the Gower Peninsula have so much to offer the avid photographer. Pembrey Country Park, the Brecon Beacons National Park, Tenby, the Gower Peninsula, Neath's Waterfall Country to name but a few gems. Hopefully you'll get as much enjoyment looking at these photographs as I did taking them.

Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004), widely regarded as one of the greatest photographers of all time, once said:

"To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."

I've spent many years capturing fleeting moments of reality, had endless hours of enjoyment looking through a viewfinder composing mother natures incredible scenery, then... 'click', stealing that precise moment of light. There are no words to describe the moment when you know the shot is just right, it often makes that 10 mile trek across ankle deep muddy countryside worth the effort! Landscape photography, for me, is one of the finest ways to enjoy nature, but don't take my word for it, pick up a camera, get out there and try it for yourself!

What's in the kit bag? (I hear you ask) - My approach to landscape photography is quite simple, one full frame body (Nikon D610), a 34 year old manual focus Nikon lens (28mm, f2.8 - one of the sharpest Nikon ever made... really!), a 20mm F2.8D, sturdy tripod, remote release and, of course, lots of patience.

Lenses for other work include: a 50mm f1.8G, 85mm f1.8D and a 135mm f2.8 (30 year old and razor sharp). You might notice a distinct lack of zoom lenses, well I'm afraid zooms still don't cut the mustard (for me) in the sharpness stakes. If you want sharpness and speed at reasonable cost, it has to be prime.

Anyway, thanks for visiting my website, I hope you enjoy looking at my photographs and if you have any questions just send me a message in the contact section.