My name is Jackie Evans and I live on the outskirts of Maesbury just 1 mile from Oswestry centre with my husband, two dogs and four ponies.
I have been a keen amateur photographer with a passion for landscapes since 2014 when I booked a holiday to New Zealand and while doing research I just knew I wanted to capture it’s Magnificat scenery better than just holiday snaps, so I set out to learn how.
I found several professional photographers work which I admired and spent hours studying from Youtube videos and tutorials. We are very fortunate to live so close to Wales and the Snowdonia National Park where I visited as often as possible to practice my newly learned skills but I found the best way to learn is to just go out and do it, make mistakes, be your own critique and make images that please you.
Since becoming interested in photography I have visited some amazing locations in the UK and abroad like; Lake District, Peak District, Devon and Cornwall, Venice, France and of course New Zealand.
I am also a member of a friendly local camera club where I have met several new friends and can join in with club competitions, outings, talks. Landscape photography can be lonely unless you have a companion that understands that you don’t just turn up at a wonderful scene snap it and move on, it takes time to find the best compositions and wait or work with the light, I prefer to go out either at sunrises and early light or evenings with softer less harsh light and shadows that can be difficult in the middle of the day.
This image was taken at Ellesmere on the Llangollen Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal early evening as the sun was low and peeping through the dense tree canopy, the light and colours where beautiful and finding this composition with the two moored canal boat and the enchanting reflection was very pleasing.
I am also interested in other forms of photography and they include, Architecture, Macro, Still Life and more recently studio and location work with costume models and Animals.
I do display some of my images on Flickr.