My name, or at least my internet name, is Cluke, but because of other users getting to this name before me I'm more easily found as Cluke111. This has been with me for some 5 or 6 years now so the name has pretty much stuck.
Having taken early retirement a few years ago I'm enjoying a second chance at life, love and travel and I would now describe myself as an aspiring, opportunist, amateur photographer, a wannabee artist, a keen gardener and all round nice guy - although my partner would probably suggest that house husband should come before all of the previous descriptions, and that the word "grumpy" should appear at least once.
I'm an opportunist photographer in that up until now most of my travel and location photography has been done when on family trips and holidays. And that usually means seeing a picture, getting out the camera and setting the controls, carefully composing and taking the shot, plus a couple of extra ones, and then legging it like hell to catch up with the family who've grown bored with waiting and wandered off out of sight! Any other work has either been done in my garden or at locations that can be easily reached from home in between school drop off and pick up times.
I've also discovered an interest in some of the more simple fractal programmes and I'm currently trying to make space at home to rekindle my painting and drawing interests. All in all a very productive time of life.
Many thanks for visiting my page and I hope that you enjoy the work.