I'd like to start with a quote from W.H. Auden, whose relevance should become apparent  as you read on, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” I took my first snaps in Spain in the late 60's using a DIANA camera with 120 format B&W film, I was young and it was more a case of “oooh, look at that... <click>”, it wasn't until about a decade later that I began to develop an interest in photography and purchased a fully manual 35mm Praktica SLR. I can't claim much artistic development in those early years, but I did learn a lot about the technical aspects of photography such as F-stops, shutter speed, ASA (now ISO) and pin sharp focus (I still miss the split screen and micro-prism ring). But enough nostalgia, I've switched to digital which, in my mind has reached an exciting  point where not only is it capable of out-performing film but also offers the advantage of higher picture volumes and the flexibility and convenience of the digital darkroom. I quickly realised I was getting lost in the endless possibilities of digital so have recently concentrated on developing (or perhaps discovering) my own artistic style. My interests are many, from macro shots to aerial photography and I've recently been challenging myself to post pictures on the go via Twitter, so see my Twitter stream (@Scenefromwithin or on the right) to share in my photographic exploration and play. The Norfolk Broads have long been a love of mine but living on the Solent, you'll see that many of my pictures are taken around Portsmouth, Southampton and Hill Head, with occasional forays further afield. I use several cameras, which fulfil different needs, with my favourite “take-everywhere” (well, most places) being a Fujifilm X-E1, whereas for premeditated shots, I tend towards my Canon 60D SLR and associated lenses, which I love using but is too bulky to carry with me on a regular basis. In 2008 I developed my ground based aerial photography business and built all my own equipment for hoisting the camera aloft, either using a large kite or a 30 foot carbon composite pole, using full remote control and live viewfinder video feed back on the ground to frame images.  Please see my other site Scene from above’ for more info on my services. I like to create, I like to experiment and  I want to find different ways to capture thoughts, feelings or ideas, as visual moments, offering a second chance to stop and stare, to reflect on what there is to see in this world and perhaps, to consider things never thought before. My images cover a wide range of genres and while some were specifically taken with framing in mind, most are available for purchase in a variety of sizes, please get touch to enquire. I'll end as I began, with W.H. Auden, “A poor life this if, full of care,  we have no time to stand and stare.” Wishing you all a rich and interesting life.
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Bradley Phone 07815867011 Email Bradley|at|scenefromwithin.co.uk All pictures copyright Bradley Hawkins 2015 Web design by Ailsa Brims at PeppermintSea
I'd like to start with a quote from W.H. Auden, whose relevance should become apparent  as you read on, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” I took my first snaps in Spain in the late 60's using a DIANA camera with 120 format B&W film, I was young and it was more a case of “oooh, look at that... <click>”, it wasn't until about a decade later that I began to develop an interest in photography and purchased a fully manual 35mm Praktica SLR. I can't claim much artistic development in those early years, but I did learn a lot about the technical aspects of photography such as F-stops, shutter speed, ASA (now ISO) and pin sharp focus (I still miss the split screen and micro-prism ring). But enough nostalgia, I've switched to digital which, in my mind has reached an exciting  point where not only is it capable of out- performing film but also offers the advantage of higher picture volumes and the flexibility and convenience of the digital darkroom. I quickly realised I was getting lost in the endless possibilities of digital so have recently concentrated on developing (or perhaps discovering) my own artistic style. My interests are many, from macro shots to aerial photography and I've recently been challenging myself to post pictures on the go via Twitter, so see my Twitter stream (@Scenefromwithin or on the right) to share in my photographic exploration and play. The Norfolk Broads have long been a love of mine but living on the Solent, you'll see that many of my pictures are taken around Portsmouth, Southampton and Hill Head, with occasional forays further afield. I use several cameras, which fulfil different needs, with my favourite “take-everywhere” (well, most places) being a Fujifilm X- E1, whereas for premeditated shots, I tend towards my Canon 60D SLR and associated lenses, which I love using but is too bulky to carry with me on a regular basis. In 2008 I developed my ground based aerial photography business and built all my own equipment for hoisting the camera aloft, either using a large kite or a 30 foot carbon composite pole, using full remote control and live viewfinder video feed back on the ground to frame images.  Please see my other site ‘Scene from above’ for more info on my services. I like to create, I like to experiment and  I want to find different ways to capture thoughts, feelings or ideas, as visual moments, offering a second chance to stop and stare, to reflect on what there is to see in this world and perhaps, to consider things never thought before. My images cover a wide range of genres and while some were specifically taken with framing in mind, most are available for purchase in a variety of sizes, please get touch to enquire. I'll end as I began, with W.H. Auden, “A poor life this if, full of care,  we have no time to stand and stare.” Wishing you all a rich and interesting life.
Home   ~   Hampshire  ~  Norfolk & Avebury   ~   Scene from above   ~   Walkabout  ~   Macro & art shots   ~   About Bradley
landscape photography and more
Bradley

About Bradley....

Phone 07815867011 Email Bradley|at|scenefromwithin.co.uk All pictures copyright Bradley Hawkins 2015 Web design by Ailsa Brims at Seashell Solutions