I'm Fraser Duff, a geologist and practising contaminated land consultant. Photography is my escape from the pressures of business and has been a hobby of mine since my old Zenith SLR helped me put together my University thesis over 30 years ago.
My output ebbed and flowed with the time I had to spare and finally took an upward jolt with the advent of good quality digital photography. This released the frustrations I had with film-based work as latterly I had felt my transparencies were half-finished works, that were looked at once and then consigned to a slide box in a drawer. Digital photography rekindled my interest and it allows me to finish an image to reflect my thoughts at the time it was taken.
Don't get me wrong - I don't manipulate a digital file to look like something it isn't, but I do use the software to make sure that the image is as true to my memory and vision as possible. The eye, after all, is a much more efficient tool for seeing than a camera sensor.