by Neil Alexander
Every Friday, Darren invites someone to become ‘Guest Editor’ for the day to choose and discuss three or four images that have not been previously published on the website. Today’s Guest Editor is Neil Alexander (also known as Manctog). a landscape, travel and portrait photographer based in South Manchester. Neil says he wouldn’t really call himself a professional photographer, nor an amateur. He would simply say that photography is his calling… his ramblings and work can be perused at his website and more concise daily nonsense on his Twitter feed.
Being a city dweller, I’ve long had a fondness for nature but never really delved into the topic in any depth. I love getting away up into the Yorkshire Dales or the Peak District to focus on landscape photography. I even once had a very close run in with a rather irate bull but that’s as far as it gets.
Though my wee lad is now at the stage where he wants to know what every tree, insect, animal and general little bitey thing is called, I’m getting tired of saying “Not sure son”, so its about time I learnt a little. That being said, there’s no chance of me getting into wildlife photography – it all sounds a bit too much like hard work, and Darren’s images are always so amazing that I’m quite content just looking at the work of the real pros.